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Great Flooring Tile Ideas for Your Bathroom

Posted 12/21/2013 by sitecore\Anonymous

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Featured Image: Shimmer Pearl Glass Tile

If there’s one room in your house that is destined to be used by every member of the family, and usually any visitors who stay for any length of time, it’s the bathroom. Whether you’re talking about a powder room, a three-quarter bath or a master bath, it’s definitely a spot that will be seen by many folks! That means it has to be useful, but shouldn’t it be attractive, too? We think so, and encourage you to start from the ground up… literally. That’s why we recommend looking into unique tile ideas to spruce up the bathroom!

Flooring Tile Options for Aesthetic Appeal

Adding tile rather than boring vinyl or -- dare we even say it? – carpet (which is not recommended for any space that could get humid, anyway) can bring any bathroom space to life. By using color, pattern, style and design, you can create incredible optical illusions, show off your decorating flair and ensure you don’t have to spend hour upon hour cleaning the floor.

Wait… Is the Bathroom Really This Big?

Torreon Travertine and Mexican Noce Travertine Tile Torreon Travertine and Mexican Noce Travertine Tile

Let’s look at illusions first. You don’t have to be a magician to make a smallish bathroom seem bigger. Just choose your flooring tile accordingly! For example, if a home has a small powder room with commode, sink and little else, a smaller-design flooring tile such as Shimmer Glass would make the room seem bigger. Of course, if you want a larger bathroom to appear cozier, you can use a larger tile, like Torreon Travertine in 12x12 or 18x18.

Color can also cause rooms to seemingly change size. Human eyes see dark colors as “receding”, whereas they see light colors as “coming forward”. Using that fact, if you want your tiny guest bathroom to feel roomy, pick a lighter color for the floor.

Decorative Flooring Tile That Fits Your Flair

Luxe White Octagon with Black Dots Mosiac Tile Luxe Black & White Octagon Mosaic Tile

Do you have a wild personality? Do you tend to lean toward vibrant hues? There’s a tile for you, such as Reflections Glass in Coral. Though you probably wouldn't want your whole bathroom to shout Bling!, you could pick a strong color for the flooring tile, and then complement that color with a unique backsplash, sink, tub, etc.

If your leanings are more toward retro, there’s a flooring tile for you, as well! Luxe Octagon in black and white is a popular flooring tile that has 1950s appeal. It’s perfect for a house or apartment that was constructed during a bygone era.

Who Wants to Be a 24-Hour Slave to the Bathroom?

Do you loathe the idea of having to slavishly clean the bathroom floor every single day? Tile on the floor can help you in this area, too. By choosing a flooring tile that’s highly durable and has a pattern to it, dust won’t show up as easily. Plus, if it’s meant to be used in a high-traffic, humid area, it’s going to be water-resistant. That means less work for you, and more time to enjoy other things!

For more flooring tile ideas, visit our Gallery and see how other families have turned the humble bathroom into a veritable masterpiece!

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