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7 Top Tips for choosing the right Bathroom Tiles

Published: August 1st, 2019

Did you know that choosing the right tiles can add another level of style in your already awesome new home?

You spend time showering, brushing your teeth and getting ready in the bathroom so you should totally love this space and the look it has.

There are (literally) hundreds of different wall, floor and feature tiles to consider, as well as a variety of colour schemes, then there’s deciding on ceramic or porcelain.

But where to begin?

Pop down to our office and explore our brand-new space, The Showroom. We have a lot of options to fit with all styles and budgets.

We have also made a list of helpful tips to chosen the oh so perfect tile or tiles 😊

1. Schedule some time

Allocate at least an hour when you’re going to choose your home’s bathroom tiles.

At Aussie Living, our go-to tile supplier is Crosby Tiles – they have a huge range of designer tiles featuring the latest trends, colours and designs.

Often people can feel overwhelmed by the selection process, so give yourself enough time to find the right tiles to complement your bathroom.

2. Do your research

Have one colour scheme in mind and stick to it.

When choosing tiles bring pictures of bathrooms that you like the look of, that will help cut down on the planning process.

Usually you’re either into grey or brown tones in your bathroom.

And remember it’s ok to do your bathroom and ensuite in different colours or the same.

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Image: The Odyssey display home

3. Bring your plans

You probably don’t think it’s important to take your floor plans with you when choosing the ultimate bathroom look, but it is super important so your consultant knows the exactly how big your bathroom is and how many tiles you will need.

4. Make your bathroom look HUGE  

Bigger is ALWAYS better we say! So try and select bigger tiles on the wall so it gives the illusion that your bathroom is bigger!

Choosing 200mm by 400mm rectangle wall tiles are a good choice and bigger tiles means less grout to clean! #winning

When choosing a grout, we suggest picking a lighter colour, such as light grey, as it stands out less.

White grout will show dirt more prominently and if you get a darker grout the more noticeable the efflorescence (when grout becomes discoloured and turns white).

5. Three’s a party

We think three is a perfect well-rounded number, not too many, but also not too many.

You don’t have to include feature tiles, but they can add extra pizazz to your bathroom. It is totally up to you and the look you are going for!

We encourage you to get as creative as you want with feature tiles, but we also recommend selecting a style you won’t hate in a couple years’ time. A clean and effortless style will definitely last for years to come.

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Image: The Eclipse II display home

6. Black and white

You might think choosing dark tiles in your kids’ bathrooms are best for hiding dirt, but unfortunately that is an old wives tale.

Choosing dark tiles won’t reduce the amount of cleaning work in your home and any mess will stand out just as badly on white tiles.

It’s best to go with a colour that’s in the middle.

Grey tone tiles are very on trend and accompanying them with white walls is always a safe choice, because it’ll never date.

Other fashionable bathroom features include having a whole feature wall and installing timber-look tiles.

7. Contrast your rooms

Every room in your home should have its own look and feel. Your bathroom, whether it’s your ensuite or powder room should definitely look different to your kitchen or the rest of your home.

The best way to do this is to change up your colours! This way your bathroom will look different to the other areas in your home. It might look a little too same-same if all the colours are similar.

We recommend choosing a darker coloured bathroom theme and then going lighter with your hallway 😉 You can also go lighter in your bathroom and then a little darker in your hallway.

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Image: The Ashwood display home


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