Bathroom Tile Buying Guide
Bathroom Tile Buying Guide

Bathroom Tile Buying Guide

Let’s be honest - We all want a lavish, luxurious, and glamorous bathroom to relax in and wash away the day’s worries. If you are planning to remodel or restyle your bathroom, or you’re in the process of building your new dream home, choosing the best bathroom tiles for your floors, walls, and showers is not one to make lightly.

 

Tile covers a considerable amount of the surface area in your bathrooms, from the floor and walls or backsplash to sinks and showers or saunas. Therefore, the bathroom tile and shower tile you select determines the aesthetic direction of the entire room, as well as the surrounding areas or hallways. It is crucial to do your homework, and understand the aesthetic and performance requirements, before selecting the best mosaic tiles to install.

 

Let’s dive into the MosaicTileOutlet Bathroom Tile Buying Guide!

 

What Are Bathroom Tiles?

 

A protective layer on bathroom floors and walls is necessary to prevent water from reaching areas where it can cause damage and lead to expensive repairs. Usually, tiling the entire bathroom can be a wise way to achieve this protection from excessive moisture. As the bathroom is a wet area, the protective layers increase the durability of your construction considerably. The tiles used in various wet areas of a bathroom are generally known as bathroom tiles.

 

Apart from the moisture-prevention purposes, bathroom tiles dictate the design team and visual appeal of the bathroom, shower and surrounding areas of the home. If you want your bathroom to be a room that every family member and guest would love to spend time in, choosing the appropriate tile type and tile style  is crucial.

 

What Factors Should You Consider While Buying  Tiles For Your Bathroom?

The tiles dictate the personality of your bathrooms and allow you to implement a cohesive interior design theme throughout the rooms in your home. You can choose appropriate tiles according to your styling aspirations and the feel you would love to achieve for your bathrooms. However, selecting and ordering tiles for the bathroom can be overwhelming and difficult, as there are nearly infinite options at various price points. Throughout this Tile Buying Guide, we will help you navigate the world of bathroom tile to make this decision a little easier.

 

Modern Linear White Gray Glossy Metallic Glass Mosaic Tile

 

White Grey Linear Glossy Metallic Glass Mosaic Tile

 

Tiles are available in a tremendous variety for walls, floors and other surfaces - and selecting the right tiles to pair within a room adds another layer of complexity. You need to consider various technical factors to make a wise buying decision and, when adding the aesthetic factor to the technical considerations, selecting the right bathroom tiles can be rather tricky. Let’s take you through some of the most significant selection factors:

 

Budgeting your tiling project

 

Considering the budget for tiles at the initial stage of your bathroom renovation or new installation project can guard you against various possible financial surprises. Here are a few steps to calculate the tentative budget for this significant part of your bathroom renovation project:

 

  • Measure the overall area to be tiled in square feet.
  • Divide total area as per tile application, like the area of flooring and walls.
  • Determine the number of tiles, and ultimately, the price of new tiles you opt to buy.
  • Simply dividing the floor area by square footage of a single tile for the floor and dividing the wall area with a square footage of a single wall tile can give you the resulting number of tiles you need for the installation.
  • Another simple method to calculate the cost is multiplying the per square foot price of tile for the floor tile and wall tile by the total square foot area of your bathroom floor and bathroom walls.

 

Applications - Bathroom Wall Tiles vs. Bathroom Floor Tiles

 

The tiles you install on your bathroom walls are functionally different from the tiles you install on the bathroom floor. Usually, bathroom floors require anti-skid tiles that can take up a load of foot traffic and bathroom appliances kept on the floor. Prefer slip-resistant tiles for bathrooms as they are wet areas, and sudden slips leading to injuries must be avoided.

 

However, bathroom wall tiles are more about appearance than performance or durability. Wall tiles and backsplash tiles are generally thinner and more delicate than the tiles used for the floor. So, choose the appropriate tiles for the specific application, and never consider installing wall tiles as flooring.

 

Design - What styles suit your bathrooms? 

 

Do you want a classic, vintage design theme in your bathroom? Or is a sleek and modern design what you're looking for? Choose wall tiles, floor tiles and shower tiles that coordinate and align with this desired design theme, and avoid tile styles that clash or distract from each other. So, it helps to decide on a design theme upfront, and then look for complimenting bathroom tile collections that will help you achieve this aesthetic.

 

Grout

 

The grout you choose while installing your tiles depends upon the tile type and the color you would like the grout lines to be. The grout lines between tiles can enhance or neutralize the borders of the tiles. It is advisable to follow the tiles manufacturer’s recommendations while selecting the correct type of grout. The grout helps you increase the durability of your tile installation or, if done improperly, can lead to cracking and other damage.

 

arabesque white silver gold metallic glossy glass stone mosaic tile

2X2 White Silver Gold Arabesque Metallic Glass Stone Mosaic Tile

 

Technical Selection Factors

 

Some technical features in tiles used for the bathroom determine their durability and overall performance. Considering these factors while buying your tiles makes your purchase decision informed and wise. Buying approved tiles for these properties ensures the tiles last for years ahead.

 

  • Water Resistance

 

Most activities you perform in the bathrooms require water, don’t they? So, your bathroom wall and floor tile will be constantly exposed to moisture, and we need to prevent this moisture from seeping beneath the tile. It is mandatory to install moisture-proof flooring throughout the entire bathroom. Usually, ceramic tile and porcelain tile are among the most appropriate moisture-proof tiles for the bathroom floor application. These properties are also helpful in protecting walls, particularly those in the shower or near a sink.

 

  • Porcelain Tiles & Ceramic Tiles - Best for Bathrooms?

 

Bathroom flooring that utilizes moisture-proof tiles increases the durability of your home and brings you peace of mind. Ceramic and porcelain tiles have the best water-resistant properties. These tiles undergo a firing process, and thus, they are dense and absorb the least amount of water even when constantly exposed. Such tiles are ideal for indoor or outdoor use and add durability to your tiling project.

 

  • What is Tile Porosity

 

The tile’s porosity refers to the void volume or empty volume of a tile. Porous tiles are not appropriate for bathroom floors as they absorb water. Water dripped to the back of the tiles may create aesthetic and durability issues.

 

  • Ceramic Tiles & Porcelain Tiles are Non-Porous

 

You certainly want to avoid porous tiles for bathroom floors, walls and showers. To make ceramic and porcelain tile, manufacturers perform a firing process. The raw tile material becomes far less porous after this exposure to heat, making ceramic and porcelain tiles ideal for installation in wet areas.

 

A tiled floor utilizing ceramic and porcelain tiles will not be a porous surface and therefore it will be far less susceptible to water damage. Given all of this, a tile’s porosity will be a crucial consideration for your bathroom tile project.

 

  • Friction & Anti-skid Properties

 

The tile flooring in the bathroom should create an adequate amount of friction with your feet. Even when exposed to water splashing from a sink or shower, the right slip-resistant tile can prevent falls and injuries. The floor tile also needs to bear moderate foot traffic, as every family member and some guests will enter and exit your bathroom frequently.

 

Obviously, it is practically impossible to keep tile flooring in a bathroom totally dry at all times. Splashing and spilling commonly occurs during your daily grooming activities in a bathroom. So, it is strongly recommended to choose slip-resistant tile for your bathroom flooring. Porcelain and ceramic tile with the appropriate finish can serve this purpose effectively.

 

Because of their water-resistant and slip-resistant qualities, porcelain or ceramic tiles are ideal for bathroom applications. Porcelain and ceramic are materials that are strong and tough with better frictional resistance against foot traffic. There are many options besides porcelain and ceramic available, but moving away from these materials should be done with caution.

 

  • Relative Hardness

 

The tile’s relative hardness refers to the comparative hardness while observing the ability to scratch your tile with another material (mineral). The reference point here is the ‘Mohs Scale of Hardness’ with 10 minerals as a standard scale.

 

Tile manufacturers carry out some laboratory tests to acquire a rating from the Porcelain Enamel Institute. The Porcelain Enamel Institute is the authority that has created standards for rating the hardness of tile glazing.

 

Better relative hardness brings better scratch resistance to your tiles. So, there needs to be a balance between properties like scratch resistance, water resistance, aesthetics and other factors.

 

  • Ease of Cleaning & Maintenance

 

Your bathroom tiles should be easy to clean and maintain. Porous surfaces may create difficulties in cleaning, as the water collects and dries in the minuscule crevices on the tile surface. Again, overly delicate tile types may hamper the durability of the tile installation. Choose suitable mosaic tiles like ceramic tiles that are easy to clean compared to more porous materials like natural stone. If selecting a material like natural stone for your bathroom, it will look beautiful and withstand foot traffic, but ease of cleaning will suffer compared to other material options.

 

Bathroom Tile Patterns

 

The tile pattern refers to the ‘repetitive geometric outline’ on the tiled surface. The tile pattern plays a crucial role in giving a specific appearance to your bathroom floors o walls, apart from the color and finish. Here are the wide-ranging tile patterns available at MosaicTileOutlet:

 

  • Arabesque Tile Patterns

 

An arabesque pattern includes shapes inspired by Middle-Eastern architecture. The arabesque tile pattern goes well with various types of tiles. This unique pattern brings a classy aesthetic appeal to your bathrooms.

 

  • Basketweave Tile Patterns

 

Basketweave is a modern tile pattern that showcases the attractive weave as on vintage-style baskets. This tile pattern brings a unique visual appeal transforming the overall look of your bathrooms.

 

  • Beveled Tile Patterns

 

The beveled edges of bathroom tiles make them similar to pillows. This innovative tile pattern adds glamour to the aesthetics of your bathroom.

 

  • Brick Tile Patterns

 

The brick tile pattern is a popular classic style pattern giving your bathroom a touch of traditional appearance. This tile pattern helps you install tiles on the wall that imitate the brick walls and creates a vintage-style feel in the bathroom together. This tile is perfect for adding a touch of classic design to your interior residential decor theme.

 

modern diamond grey white stone mosaic tile

 

Gray White Blue Chevron Natural Thassos Marble Mosaic Tile

 

  • Chevron Tile Patterns

 

In the chevron tile pattern, the tiles are made to meet in an inverted ‘V’ shape, usually with a pointer. This tile pattern adds a unique visual effect making your bathroom walls stand out.

 

  • Deco Tile Patterns

 

Deco tile pattern combines various decorative elements like floral designs, arabesque shapes, cross patterns, and three-dimensional designs. You can choose from our collection of interior backsplash tiles in this pattern to get the desired modern or classic looks. This pattern is also ideal for kitchen floors and wet rooms. These tiles sustain moderate traffic.

 

  • Diamond Tile Patterns

 

The design on the tiles in a diamond pattern usually has prominent use of ‘diamond’ shape in it. Sometimes, the tiles are of diamond shape, and in other cases, diamond design is attained by combining adjacent tiles. These are the best tiles to create an accent wall or to add glamour to your shower wall. If you are choosing tile for aesthetic appeal, this pattern would be perfect.

 

  • French Tile Patterns

 

If you wish to create a typical European aura inside your bathroom, installing French Pattern Tiles for your whole bathroom, wall-only applications, accent walls, or shower walls would be a creative decision. The modular tile types, such as square tiles and stacked tiles come with this attractive tile pattern.

 

  • Hand-Painted Tile

 

Don’t you want an ‘all digital’ sort of feel for your bathroom interior residential decor theme? Installing hand-painted tiles that add a touch of glamour to your bathroom wall only applications, accent walls, or shower walls could always be better.

 

  • Herringbone Tile Patterns

 

This tile pattern also creates an inverted ‘V’ shape.  The tile types of this pattern are ideal for creating eye-catching designs for the tiles for the bathroom wall.  You can create a catchy accent wall or use these tiles for wall-only applications within your bathroom.

Chevron Pattern vs. Herringbone Pattern - What’s the difference?

 

Interestingly, both of these patterns create inverted ‘V’ shapes.  The difference lies in the way tiles meet at the edge by meeting at a right angle or an acute 'pointed' angle.

Herringbone tiles have their planks cut at right angles but, with Chevron tiles, the edges of mirroring tiles are made to form a tip. Therefore, the Chevron pattern creates a perfect “zig-zag” effect, while the Herringbone pattern yields a staggered-brick appearance.

 

 
Chevron Tile Pattern Herringbone Tile Pattern

 

 

  • Hexagon Tile Patterns

 

Hexagonal Mosaic Tiles add a unique modern flare to bathrooms walls, backsplashes or in shower areas. Some bathroom floor tiles are also available with the hexagon pattern. These types of tiles can certainly introduce an attractive personality to your bathroom and are available in a wide range of solid and multi-color mosaics.

 

  • Interlocking Tile

 

These types of tiles mimic a unique interlocking brick pattern on your bathroom walls or floors. Similarly to composite flooring, these large tiles have edges that interlock with the adjacent tiles like pieces of a jigsaw puzzle. This tile pattern can be used to make particular accent wall stand out, or it can be installed on both walls and floors to create a cohesive seamless appearance.

 

  • Large Format Spanish Tile

 

These types of tiles include large-format tiles with intricate details on them. The texture on these tiles makes them perfect for bathroom feature wall tiles or backsplashes. The modern sophisticated aesthetic of Spanish tiles also works well in other parts of your home.

 

  • Linear Mosaic Tile

 

Linear tile pattern combines various rectangular mosaic tiles in a unique interlocking manner. Again, the tile pattern can also accommodate some other shapes of tiles. The tile pattern is all about the artistic arrangement of different shapes, sizes, and colors of tiles.

 

  • Modular Tile

 

The modular tile pattern mimics ‘software modules', where different sized modules fit together to create an interesting dimensional pattern. Modular pattern tile combine different shapes, sizes, colors and finishes that come together to create an attractive appeal.

 

  • Mosaic Tile

 

This type of tile is among the most popular tile patterns as they include a wide variety of shapes, colors, sizes, and finishes. These mosaic tiles often combine several different raw tile materials to create a stunning visual impact. Tiles with glass, stone and metal accents can easily elevate the aesthetic appeal of your bathrooms.

 

  • Pencil Tile / Accent Tile Pattern

 

During your tile installation, you may need to cover some smaller areas where your tiles don’t fit accurately. Or you may need to create an attractive border where the bathroom wall tile meets a painted surface. Pencil Tiles, Accent Tiles and Trim Tiles are made for these 'fringe' purposes.

 

  • Pebble Mosaic Tile

 

Natural materials like smooth stones from a stream or river can add a warm elegance to your bathroom walls. Pebble mosaic tile pattern includes beautifully designed tiles made of natural or synthetic stone.

 

These 'Pebble' tiles differ from other natural stone tile, as the tile is not molded using honed and machined stones. The stones on Pebble Mosaics are arranged on the tile surface, giving the appearance that each stone was individually adhered to the wall. These are suitable for indoor and outdoor use, so you can even beautify your swimming pools and spas using Pebble stone tiles.

 

Modern Pebble Beige Pebble Stone Mosaic Tile

 

Pebble White Natural Stone River Rocks Mosaic Tile

 

  • Pillowed Mosaic Tile

 

As the name indicates, these tiles have softer, rounded edges that make them look more like pillows than hard glass tiles. Pillowed mosaic tiles with square or rectangular modules can introduce a unique texture to any bathroom space or shower area. The pillowy shapes of these tiles also reflect light in an interesting way versus similar non-pillowed mosaics.

 

  • Rectangular Mosaic Tile

 

This basic but beautiful tile pattern has rectangular components ranging from small and intricate to large and bold. The tiles might combine different raw tile materials for a deep rich appearance. Use Rectangular Tiles with smaller patterns for a tiled mosaic look, or look to the larger sizes for a more subway-tile like appearance. These traditional tiles are also very common in commercial applications as well.

  

  • Spanish Mosaic Tile

 

Spanish Mosaic Tile, similarly to Deco Tile, includes timeless patterns inspired by hand-painted tiles of older civilizations. This tile collection includes tiles made of wide-ranging raw materials, like porcelain tiles, ceramic tiles, square tiles, natural stone, and more. These tiles can make your bathroom floor look like it was painstakingly installed centuries ago. 

 

  • Square Mosaic Tile

 

This tile pattern is a creative compilation of square tiles, typically in 1" x 1" or 2" x 2" variations, and usually with mesh-backed sheets for easy installation. This simply tile pattern is extremely flexible and can be installed virtually anywhere - shower floors and walls, bathroom backsplashes, and even in swimming pools and spas. This tile pattern is available in virtually any color to easily mesh with the design theme of your bathroom.

 

  • Subway Tile

 

If you desire timeless, classic bathroom wall tiles with an easy-on-the-eyes pattern, subway tiles might be the perfect choice for you. The tiles are simply stacked like bricks in either a straight or staggered orientation. Despite the simple pattern, these wall tiles can create an amazing appearance. Subway tile is among the most preferred tile patterns, even in modern set-ups.

 

 

Modern 3X10 Subway Gray Glazed Ceramic Tile

 

  • Circle Mosaic Tile 

 

This beautiful modern tile pattern has circular-shaped mosaics arranged in a uniform or staggered order. Our collection in this tile pattern includes tiles that look like pennies or bubbles, bringing together different eye-catching colors. This tile pattern adds a unique feel and is suitable as wall tiles in your bathrooms, and is also ideal for shower floors and walls.

 

Bathroom Tile Finishes

  • Crackle Glaze Tiles

 

If you desire an antique glass finish on ceramic tiles, crackle glaze is the perfect finish to achieve this unique appearance. The tile manufacturers fire them at a specific temperature for a specific amount of time to attain this beautiful finish.

 

  • Frosted Glass Tiles

 

These tiles are perfect for adding a unique semi-transparent look on your bathroom walls. These glass tiles almost appear as if a thin layer of ice has formed on the surface, bringing added depth and dimension to the space.

 

  • Glazed Ceramic Tiles

 

Glazed tiles are ideal for a soft yet shiny finish. They are commonly used as wall tiles in bathrooms. Some floor tiles also come in this kind of tile finish. Glazed tiles are applied with a layer of glaze before entering into the kiln for firing. During the firing process, this layer fuses with the ceramic tile or porcelain tile to get a superior gloss.

 

  • Glossy Tiles

 

If you want to brighten up your bathrooms by installing tiles with a shiny, reflective finish on their surfaces, buying glossy tiles would be the perfect option. You can have moisture-proof flooring, and wall tiles that shine to enhance the overall personality of your bathroom. 

 

  • Honed Tile

 

These types of tiles are natural stone tiles with a unique matte finish on their surfaces. To achieve this consistent finish, the tile surface is ground with special equipment that adds an interesting texture and finish to the stone. These tiles can bring a classic, elegant appearance to your bathrooms.

 

  • Iridescent Tiles

 

Would you like to have a feel of flowing water or sunshine glinting on the surface of a pond inside your bathroom? Iridescent tiles help you achieve that kind of dazzling effect. These types of tiles can greatly enhance the brilliance of your bathroom walls.

 

  • Matte Finish Tiles

 

Tiles with a matte finish are usually slip-resistant tiles due to the rough texture on their surfaces. This makes them ideal for bathroom floors and other wet areas. If you want a neutral, classic, shine-free appearance for your bathrooms, choose matte finish tiles. This is among the recommended tile varieties for bathroom floors and walls.

 

  • Metallic Mosaic Tiles

 

For a brilliant, metal-like appearance, our metallic finish mosaic tiles are a perfect choice. The deep colors, interesting shapes and patterns, and the unique reflective finished combine to create the appearance of polished or painted metal. These tiles are great for bathroom feature walls to add a splash of modern excitement.

 

 modern subway blue glossy glass mosaic tile

 

2X6 Blue Faceted Beveled Subway Glossy Metallic Glass Mosaic Tile

 

  • Natural Finish Tiles

 

These products are natural stone tiles and tiles made of other raw materials with an unpolished, neutral finish. These tiles can be made from the natural material, or they can be made to mimic the appearance of materials like natural stone, marble, granite, pebbles, wood, and more. Their matte finish and neutral colors make these tiles suitable for whole bathroom applications with traditional interior decor themes.

 

  • Polished Tiles 

 

These tiles  are double-fired undergo a rigorous polishing process. First, the tiles are fired with the desired pattern and color, and later they are fired along with a layer of a clear coat. After this double firing process, these tiles are polished under a flowing water with a polishing compound, giving these tiles a phenomenal appearance. Glazed tiles and Glossy tiles are similar examples of this finish.

 

  • Resin Tiles

 

These tiles are made of a resin material as the name indicates. Some varieties may mimic natural stone tiles and glass tiles. These tiles bring a combined classy and modern appeal to your bathrooms, and are lighter in weight than mosaic tiles made with natural materials.

 

  • Translucent Tiles

 

If you want a shiny, clean, semi-transparent kind of a look on your bathroom walls, selecting from our range translucent tiles would be wise. These tiles are usually glass tiles with attractive colors to match any design theme.

 

  • Wood Grain Tile

 

If you wish to bring the appeal of wooden substances inside your wet areas like bathrooms, without worrying about the effect of moisture, buy tiles with a wood grain finish. The texture and colors on the surfaces of your tiles would mimic natural wood. These wood effect tiles transform the aesthetics of your bathrooms.

 

Bathroom Tile Material

Tile material is among the most crucial selection factors while ordering mosaic tiles to restyle your bathrooms. The material defines the durability and performance of the tiles. So, if you wish to buy durable tiles that would last for years ahead, choose tiles made of the right materials.

 

The properties, such as relative hardness of tiles, frictional resistance, water resistance, and more directly correspond to the tile material.

 

  • Ceramic Tile

 

Ceramic tiles are considered the most ideal for wall and floor tiles, countertops, and ceiling tiles within your bathrooms. The manufacturing process of ceramic tiles makes them of better quality, strength, and durability. Thus, ceramic tile is ideal to use for bathrooms. Ceramic tile is also used in various other applications.

 

modern circular grey white porcelain mosaic tile

 

Gray White Fan Fish Scale Glazed Natural Ceramic Multi-Color Mosaic Tile

 

  • Glass Tile

 

Glass Mosaic Tiles are among the most appropriate for bathroom applications. Glass tile is inherently scratch-resistant and water-resistant, and the deep glossy shine adds glamour to your bathroom walls or backsplashes. To make glass tiles, the glass material in powder form is fused with the desired color hues during the firing process

 

Glass tile is available with a deep glossy finish, a soft frosted finish, or a matte shine-free finish. Glass tile is available in countless color schemes and thus enhances the personality of your bathroom. Glass is also extensively used in swimming pool tiles as it’s water-resistant qualities make it ideal to install for wet areas. Glass Mosaic Tiles bring a unique style statement to your bathrooms, showers and pools.

 

  • Marble Mosaic Tile

 

Marble is a natural stone that has been used for centuries, but has secured its place in modern architecture as well. This natural stone tile enhances the aesthetic appeal of your bathroom through its classic looks. Make the most out of the beauty of marble tiles by using them for entire walls or to create accent pieces amongst other tile. 

 

  • Porcelain Tile

 

Porcelain tile fits almost every need when it comes to the selection of tiles for your bathroom remodeling project. Porcelain tile is durable and water-resistant. Ceramic tiles are slightly more porous than porcelain tiles, while Porcelain tiles are denser, thus making them perfect for moisture-proof flooring.

 

  • River Rock Mosaic

 

If you wish to enjoy the feel of bathing on the riverside without leaving your bathroom, this tile material would be perfect for your bathroom walls. The tiles mimic riverside rocks or pebbles and bring in a rare kind of elegance to your bathroom. Install on shower floors and walls for a unique natural space. 

 

How does natural stone add beauty to your bathroom?

 

These tiles capture the beauty of nature with natural stone materials such as slate, granite, travertine, river stone, and more.

 

  • Natural Stone Tile

 

If you want to feel the closeness with nature inside your bathrooms, choose the stone tile made like natural stone. Our outlet offers a wide range of stone tile varieties. As your priority is to bring a natural-like elegance to your bathrooms, you can choose an appropriate stone tile product that suits your bathroom decor theme.

 

The stone tiles are available with various visual influences, such as:

 

  • Riverside rocks,
  • Glazed ceramic tile that looks similar to slate,
  • Hexagonal X pattern stone tiles,
  • chevron tile pattern with wood-like appearance,
  • White glass and wooden gray stone tile,
  • White hexagonal stone tiles,
  • Frosted finish in stone tiles,
  • Brick tile pattern in stone tiles,
  • Penny tiles in a beautiful color palette,
  • Herringbone honed stone tiles for classic appeal,
  • Pencil stone tiles for borders,
  • Groutless stack stone tiles, and many more.

 

You have many beautiful options in stone tiles in various colors, finishes, and patterns. Your bathroom gets elegance and styling by combining traditional and modern looks, as you choose the most suitable stone tiles for your bathroom walls. Again, by installing small stone tiles on a wall, maybe behind your shower or washbasin, you can create an accent wall within the bathroom that grabs attention.

 

  • Travertine Tile

 

Travertine is a unique natural stone material. This material is a kind of limestone that develops around some specific mineral spring deposits, giving Travertine natural stone tile a unique, eye-catching appearance. The warm tone of Travertine stone also works very well in many bathroom wall and shower applications.

 

Bathroom Tile Styles 

Tile style is another significant selection factor that derives the looks and the feel of the space where the tiles would be installed. Choose the tile style wisely to create a harmonious aesthetic appeal for your bathroom, compared with the other decorative elements, like your bath fittings, appliances, and more.

 

  • Classic Tile Designs

 

If you are fond of neutral color pallets, repetitive patterns with traditional artwork showcased on the bathroom tiles, choose classic tile designs. This tile style makes your wet areas cool on the eyes, and attractive at the same time.

 

  • Modern Tile

 

Modern tile style has some unique and discrete color combinations, designs that soothe your eyes, and a combination of aesthetic and technical elegance. These types of tiles are perfect for showcasing modernity within your bathrooms.

 

 

modern modular blue beige glossy glass mosaic tile

 Blue Beige Modern Modular Glossy Glass Mosaic Tile

 

Bathroom Tiles: Things You Should Know

 

  • Which tile types are the best fits for bathrooms and why?

 

Answer: Glass tiles, Porcelain tiles and Ceramic tiles are most ideal for bathroom applications. These tile types are also affordable compared to the other options. Glass, ceramic and porcelain are scratch-resistant, water-resistant, and require the least maintenance, making them perfect materials for bathroom tiles.

 

  • What is the ideal size for bathroom tiles?

       

Answer: The size of bathroom tiles depends upon your personal preference. However, usually, wall tiles would be smaller in size, like 1 square inch to 4 square inches; whereas tiles for the floor would be larger in size, like about 1 square foot or more. 

 

  • What is the ideal thickness for bathroom floor tiles and bathroom wall tiles?

      

Answer: Your tiles for the bathroom floor should be ideally ½” to ¾” thick to withstand normal foot traffic. Your bathroom wall tiles need to be ⅛” to ⅜” thick. Tiles for the floor should be thicker than wall tiles, as they need to sustain the loads due to foot traffic and appliances kept on them. 

 

  • What selection factors should you consider while searching for the best bathroom tiles?

       

Answer: Buying the best bathroom tiles might be a daunting task if you are not sure about what to look for. Ideally, you need to consider the tile color, tile application, tile pattern, tile finish, tile material, and tile style while searching for the best bathroom tiles.

 

  • How to clean bathroom tiles?

      

Answer: Take half a cup of white distilled vinegar and mix it with 1-liter of warm water. You can either fill the mixture in a spray bottle, spray on the tiles and wipe away with a damp cloth. Otherwise, you can soak a soft cloth in the mixture and wipe the bathroom tiles thoroughly.

 

Bathroom Tiles Pros and Cons

 

Pros

  • Bathroom tiles are available in many durable, water-resistant, scratch-resistant varieties, like ceramic and porcelain tiles.
  • Bathroom tiles are easy to clean and maintain when you adopt a regular care routine.
  • They add elegance to your bathroom.
  • They protect your walls and flooring from spillage of water and thus improve the life of your construction.
  • Most bathroom tile varieties are easy to install.

 

Cons

 

  • Porous tiles may cause damage to your construction as water may pass to the backside of the bathroom tiles.
  • Tiles without anti-skid properties may cause slips and falls in the bathroom leading to injuries.
  • Improper cleaning methods may damage your bathroom tiles permanently.
  • Though bathroom tiles are available in a wide variety, you cannot experiment much as the tiles require specific properties to sustain in the long run.

 

How To Install Bathroom Tiles?

 

  • Clean your bathroom walls and flooring.
  • Measure the area of your bathroom floor and walls and layout markings as per the tile size you have bought.
  • Roughy lay tiles on the floor from the center.
  • Your bottom wall tile should leave adequate space to accommodate the thickness of tiles for the floor.
  • Practically, it would be better to tile your walls first, as you can walk and move freely on the floor, which would not be tiled.
  • Apply thin-set using a notched trowel.
  • Install tiles on the walls placing spacers.
  • Trim and install tiles in the corners and borders correctly.
  • Repeat the process for your bathroom floor.
  • After leaving the tiles to dry for adequate time, remove the spacers.
  • Apply a suitable grout using a sponge.
  • Remove excess grout from the surface of the tiles.

 

Explore Wide-Ranging Bathroom Tiles At Our Outlet

 

Buying bathroom tiles from our online retail and wholesale shopping portal brings a better shopping experience. We offer a wide range of bathroom tiles in our collection of mosaic tiles. Again, WE SHIP ALL YOUR ORDERS FOR FREE!

 

Save your time and energy needed to travel to tile stores during busy hours. Just sit back, and relax in your home, and browse through the ultimate collection of bathroom tiles we offer at WHOLESALE PRICES!

 

Simply log on to our online outlet, select the ‘SHOP’ option from the top menu bar. Then, select ‘APPLICATIONS’ from the drop-down menu, and further select ‘INTERIOR SHOWER’ to land on the page that displays tremendous varieties in bathroom tiles.

 

You can browse through the options provided on the left side menu to select the tiles that best suit your aspirations and requirements. You can choose bathroom tiles based on Color, Pattern, Finish, Material, and Style. You can also sort the tiles based on the price range, by clicking on ‘Price: Low To High’ or ‘Price: High To Low’ options in the left side menu.

 

 

We try to offer a complete range of bathroom tiles. Thus, you would find the right tiles for your new installation or bathroom remodeling projects as per your desired parameters.

 

Excellent Reviews and Ratings

 

Mosaic Tile Outlet is the retail online portal owned and operated by manufacturers and wholesalers of mosaic tiles in a wide-ranging variety. The manufacturers possess a successful track record of delivering high-quality tiles for over twenty years.

 

The outlet maintains an inventory of any displayed variety promptly and professionally. So, you don’t need to wait too long for the delivery. Any variety you order is delivered to your doorstep for free, within a minimal duration.

 

Mosaic Tile Outlet has received a 4.9 rating so far. Importantly, 98% of our customers give a rating between 4.5 to 5. These facts and figures indicate the level of customer satisfaction we attain through our excellent product range and service.

 

Most of the customer reviews appreciate our professional packaging, policy to deliver samples, faster delivery, polite customer support, and free shipping.

One of the reviews:

Name of the customer: Dawn P.
Reviewed on: November 1, 2020.
Review: ‘Happy as always with my purchase.’


Take a glance at the product that has received appreciation:

 

modern hexagon white glass mosaic tile

 

We rock the popular online marketplaces like Amazon, eBay, Etsy, Wayfair, and Houzz. So, Mosaic Tile Outlet is among the most trusted and admired brands today. Again, Google Reviews Rating of 4.9 reflects our passion for delivering the best products to beautify your bathrooms.

 

 

So, join the flow of delighted customers growing in numbers every day! Choose Mosaic Tile Outlet as your next shopping destination for bathroom tiles.