Shopping for grey stone tiles and other bathroom tiles can be a problem, as planning can only do so much. There’s a lot of things to consider; bathroom size, colour scheme, maintenance, and the like. It can be overwhelming, which is why a few pointers can help out a lot.
Light is good
Light coloured subway tiles are the trend right now. If you’re not one for following trends, however, remember than off-white and bright colours make a room look spacious. Take into account grout, however, as you don’t want the grout contrasting too much with the tile.
Think about how the bathroom tile feels. Naturally, grey stone tiles are different from other tiles, so you need to consider what you’ll be using. Remember to think about how the tile feels to walk on, to sit on, when wet and dry, and don’t forget to have grab bars, just in case.
For smaller bathrooms, diagonal patterns work best, as they create the illusion of a bigger room. On the flipside, larger tiles demand a minimum grout join width of 3/16ths of an inch. Smaller tiles are less prone to cracking, which is why large tiles need a bit more contact with the mortar.
Mosaic bathroom tiles means more grout lines. They also have a tendency to create a grid-like feeling, which can be negated by using a grout that’s tinted to be close to the hue of the tiles themselves. When choosing mosaics, remember to get tiles that have at least 95% contact from the tile to the backer board, so they don’t slip on the wall, as glue isn’t enough most of the time.
Three’s a crowd
If you want to create a unique tile pattern, which a lot of people do, then the best way to go about it is to not use more than three tiles with the same colour palette. Too many colours can be distracting and unappealing, on top of being difficult to place.
Remember to be practical
Tiles need maintenance. Remember that when shopping for tiles. Natural grey stone tiles are pretty, no doubt, and they’re special, but they’re also more porous, meaning that they demand more maintenance, to contrast with porcelain and ceramic.