Bathroom tiles are available in a wide variety of colors, materials, and styles. If you’re planning a bathroom renovation, the volume of choices can seem overwhelming! Our experts at Floor Coverings International White Bear Lake are here to help with some tips and ideas all about bathroom tile.
Things to Consider
Comfort: How will the tile material feel under bare feet? Cool porcelain tile is ideal for summer months, but can get quite cold during our chilly winters in White Bear Lake. A warmer alternative to natural stones like porcelain is vinyl tile. You could also consider radiant heat flooring or simply add some soft bath mats.
Durability: Bathroom floors and walls have to be able to withstand damp conditions more than most spaces in your home. Ceramic tile, vinyl, and natural stone are all popular choices for bathrooms because they aren’t easily damaged by mold or mildew.
Traction: Do you live with small children or older family members? Textured bathroom flooring can help people to avoid painful slips and falls. Some tiles now come with subtle texture to lower the risk of such injuries.
Ease of Cleaning: We know that you have a busy life, and that it’s important your bathroom tile is easy to clean. Most tile can be cleaned with hot water or simple solutions. You’ll be able to keep your bathroom looking great for many years to come when you install tile flooring. If you want something very low maintenance, we recommend larger tiles with less grout. Grout can become stained and damaged over time if it’s not cleaned well.
Tile Designs & Ideas
There are a huge range of tile designs you can choose for your bathroom. Some of our favorites include:
Subway tile: This look has become increasingly popular in recent years. It adds a vintage feel to modern decor, and especially looks great on the wall or around the shower.
Mosaic tile: If you have a bathroom with minimal decor, why not make your tile floor the focus? Mosaics can be custom designed to fit your tastes, and make your bathroom truly unique.
Marble: Nothing says luxury like beautiful marble floors. If you want this look for a lower price, there are a range of luxury vinyl options that imitate the look of marble.
Backsplash: If you prefer to have simple porcelain or slate flooring in your bathroom, you can up your design game with a mosaic or patterned backsplash.
Let the experts at Floor Coverings International help you choose the bathroom flooring that’s right for you and your home. We’ll bring flooring samples to you so you can touch and see the many flooring options available. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation in the White Bear Lake, St. Paul and Minneapolis area!
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