Featured Image: Gioia Rosso, Azure, and Mango surrounded by Gioia Milk Porcelain Wall Tile from Arizona Tile
Renovating your home means making it a comfortable, welcoming space for your whole family. When updating your bathrooms, consider who the main users are. The best tile for kids’ bathrooms may not be the same as one primarily for adults. Children have certain needs in their spaces to make sure they are happy and safe. Rooms that engage their imagination and creativity are important to their growth, as is making sure the space is durable and easy to clean. Here are some tips on choosing kids bathroom tile to suit their needs.
Kids Bathroom Tile Needs
Fun and Playful
Parents know how much of a challenge it can be to teach kids proper hygiene. After all, don’t we all remember trying to get out of brushing our teeth as kids? One of the best ways to encourage kids to learn and maintain healthy habits is to make their bathroom an inviting space.
Image: Gioia Sky Chevron Pattern; Gioia Milk, Lava, Sky; and Aequa Porcelain Bathroom Tile
Incorporating fun tile into your design is a great way to bring color and energy into the space, both of which will make the room more interesting. Try Gioia porcelain tile on an accent wall or backsplash. Available in a wide range of bright colors, you are sure to find one that suits your family’s style. The versatile plank shape of Gioia offers several options for unique laying patterns. A chevron design is an option for a lively room feel; the classic subway tile flipped vertically is also a bold choice. The huge variety of combinations makes this tile perfect for an eye-catching, personalized bathroom.
Image: Vetri Acqua Glazed Porcelain 24 x 24 Floor and 8 x 24 Wall Tile from Arizona Tile
Vetri tile in Acqua is a wonderful foundation for styling a kids’ bathroom, as the gorgeous sea green glazed porcelain brings in a splash of color. Used as a flooring or accent wall tile, the glossy finish adds interest, while the gorgeous hue adds a whimsical vibe. Consider pairing this tile with an underwater theme that keeps kids engaged and excited while in the space. Using colorful tile to contribute to an inspiring design theme, especially a fantasy one, makes the room more appealing to kids.
Easy to Clean and Durable
Part of childhood is making a mess, so you want to make sure that you pick out tile that is durable and easy to maintain. Porcelain and ceramic make cleaning and supporting even the messiest of family spaces a breeze.
Image: Flash Blush 5 x 5 Ceramic Bathroom Wall Tile from Arizona Tile
Gioia tile (mentioned previously) is porcelain and can absolutely withstand the wear and tear of daily family use. Another tile, like our Flash series, also combines cleanliness and fun. This ceramic tile comes in a range of neutrals as well as blush, light blue, and cobalt – enabling you to add a dash of style to your kids’ bathroom without compromising your overall renovation. The smooth material also promises easy clean-up — just a quick wipe with a cloth will remove most messes and refresh the space. Ceramic is also durable enough to handle whatever kind of antics young family members might get into.
Slip Resistant Tile for Kids
Kids’ bathroom floor tile should be slip-resistant. After all, messy kids and water faucets can be a recipe for falls even when taking precautions. DCOF (Dynamic Coefficient of Friction) is a rating applied to porcelain tiles that measure its frictional resistance in an interior setting. A tile with a rating of ≥0.42 is considered suitable to use in even a commercial setting. All of our porcelain floor tiles boast a DCOF of ≥0.42. While DCOF is a great place to start when looking for a tile that reduces the chance of slipping, some other factors to consider are the texture and finish of the material.
A product with more texture, like Lagos or Shibusa series, are likely to provide more slip resistance than something with a glossy or polished finish. They both also possess a nice range of neutral available hues, leaving the door open to add all kinds of exciting design elements on the walls or in the decor. They are the perfect foundation for any kind of theme.
Image: Konkrete Bianco Porcelain Bathroom Floor Tile (also available in R11 Anti-Slip Finish) from Arizona Tile
The Konkrete Series comes in beige and gray tones, which can support any design from whimsical to more reserved. The available 2×2 cut for the tile provides a solid, grounding feel to the space, rounding out any of the more playful style choices.
When renovating your home, what tile you choose to bring into your kids’ bathroom, or any other space are vital to achieving your dream design. At Arizona Tile, our team has the knowledge and experience to help you complete your remodel so that you can make informed choices about what tile goes in your home.
Feel free to explore our Slab Yard’s extensive stone and tile collection at one of our locations or use our online Design Tools, to visualize how different tile selections will look in your space before finalizing your choice.
If you have any questions or need help starting your project, contact us today. We’ll schedule a consultation to help your dream home come to life.