Top tile trends for bathrooms
Top tile trends for bathrooms — 3D
3-D tiles are making bold statements in bathrooms. 3-D textures and designs add a dramatic look that is impossible to ignore and can make a mundane bathroom sizzle. Available in a variety of patterns and sizes, 3-D tiles can completely change the ambience of a bathroom.
According to the Building Design and Construction Network, fitting together ceramic tiles with wavy ridges, raised geometric shapes and asymmetrical profiles “creates a three-dimensional wall with a seamless sculpted surface that draws the eye.”
Homeowners seeking a sleek style don’t need to look beyond marble. This stone can make a bathroom look regal, which is one of the reasons why it is listed among the top tile trends for bathrooms even though very costly. 2016 is the year of neutral colors, so marble is an obvious option because it offers a calm, color scheme.
However, there are a few factors to consider when tiling a bathroom with high-maintenance marble. HGTV recommend that your marble tiles come from the same batch to ensure matching patterns.
Like other stones, marble needs to be installed to avoid staining and cracking, so it’s important to start with a clean, dry surface free of dirt or grime.
What if your clients can’t decide if they want a contemporary feel or a more traditional aesthetic in their bathroom? The good news is that there’s an option that complements both styles: metal wall tiles.
HGTV recommends stainless steel for a polished look, and warm bronze or copper tiles for “timeless beauty…with a more traditional style.” No matter the type, small metal tiles allow for a variety of wall patterns and designs.
Whether it’s exposed or painted, real brick is also listed as one of the top tile trends for bathrooms. Brick look tiles have become a popular pick for bathroom floors because it gives the room a warm, down-to-earth ambience. But according to Daltile, brick-look tile is easier to maintain than real brick. Plus, it sports the same aesthetic and feel as the real thing, and is posed to gain ground because the classic loft look is taking off.
There are no style limits with brick-look tile, which installs just like a ceramic or porcelain tile. It can make a new or remodeled bathroom look classically aged and calm, or polished and clean.
–By Mina Haq