Bathroom tiles buyers' guide
Turn back the clock and bathrooms often featured carpets and wallpaper – but now bathroom designers have settled on a firm favourite for quality bathrooms – bathroom tiles. That’s why German bathroom specialist Ekco is offering its bathroom tiles buyers’ guide to help consumers decide on the right tiling options for their home.
Why choose bathroom tiles?
There are a number of reasons why bathroom tiles have emerged as the first choice in most homes. Not only do bathroom tiles wear well; but they are also easy to clean, making them a much more hygienic choice than carpeting and wallpaper; and they are non-flammable.
They are also a popular choice among bathroom designers because they are available in so many different materials, patterns, shapes and colours.
Which bathroom tiles are best for you?
There are several types of bathroom tiles to choose from including:
Ceramic bathroom tiles: Can be glazed or unglazed and usually have a decorative surface featuring different colours or patterns.
Porcelain bathroom tiles: Available glazed or unglazed these are a harder wearing form of bathroom tile.
Glass bathroom tiles: Usually made from glass that has been cut, coloured and hard finished, glass bathroom tiles are available in a huge range of colours and textures.
Travertine bathroom tiles: Though the range of colours available is limited, travertine bathroom tiles are made from natural stone and are highly distinctive as no two tiles are the same.
Marble bathroom tiles: Usually come with a high polished finish, marble bathroom tiles will also vary from tile to tile.
Metal bathroom tiles:These are typically used to add small areas of details or patterns and they may feature metallic or steel finishes.
Other bathroom tile considerations
When considering which bathroom tiles to opt for also consider:
Sizing: Tiles typically come in set sizes with common sizes for square wall tiles being 10, 15, 20 and 25cm and for floor tiles 30, 30.5 and 40cm square.
Grouting: You may want to opt for a professional tile fitter as he/she should know what type of grout and/or sealer should be used. There are many different types available so if you plan to tile yourself then make sure you seek advice.
If you want bathroom tiles for premium bathrooms in Edinburgh, Glasgow and across Scotland, check out the listings at Ekco now.