Traditional Bathroom Tile Design Ideas

Posted on May 13, 2022
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Manhattan Tumbled 4 x 8 Marble Bathroom Wall Tile from Arizona Tile
Featured Image: Manhattan Tumbled 4 x 8 Marble Bathroom Wall Tile from Arizona Tile

Traditional design exudes a level of timeless elegance that remains appealing for ages and will be enjoyed by guests with any style or taste. It draws influence from the 18th and 19th century and centers around creating a sense of comfort and luxury. Consistency is key in creating a calm and orderly space. Furnishings match and the design is cohesive with no surprises – everything ties to together in an elegant, appealing way. Because bathrooms are a private retreat, it’s a perfect opportunity to create a beautiful space to pamper yourself.

Let’s take a look at some inspirational traditional bathroom tile ideas for your next renovation.

Neutral Marble with Variation

One way to add a traditional feel to your bathroom is by selecting a beautiful neutral-colored marble. Available in many patterns and colors, each piece of marble has its own unique veining and variation. Selecting a marble with a lighter colored background such as white or cream is timeless and allows you to make improvements to the room or update décor down-the-road without the need to replace your tile.

Manhattan

Manhattan marble has a crisp, clean look with a soft variation throughout. Available in many different finishes and sizes, a stunning guest bathroom could be created using only this gorgeous stone. Imagine using the beautiful 2 x 2 mosaic on the shower floor with the 12 x 12 tile on the shower wall. Finally, consider using Stackstone Mesh as a backsplash with the 12 x 24 tile to give a more cohesive, unified look to this timeless design.

Basketweave Bianco Polished Mesh Marble Bathroom Floor from Arizona Tile
Image: Basketweave Bianco Polished Mesh Marble Bathroom Floor from Arizona Tile

The basketweave style marble adds a fun variation to a traditional bathroom tile design. It can add interest to a space or add a touch of detail to the walls. In addition to the Manhattan Basketweave, there are two other neutral options: Basketweave Bianco and Basketweave Grigio. Variation in all three will help create the design that best suits your style while maintaining a traditional theme.

Calacatta Gold Polished 12 x 12 Marble Bathroom Floor from Arizona Tile
Image: Calacatta Gold Polished 12 x 12 Marble Bathroom Floor from Arizona Tile

Calacatta Gold

Calacatta Gold marble has a creamy background with taupe and gold veins. The natural color variation in Calacatta Gold keeps this selection to the warmer side of neutral, though is versatile enough to be paired with some cooler tones. If you feel gold finishes are in the future of the traditional bathroom you’re envisioning, this may be the winner for your tile design.

Calacatta Umber Honed 12 x 24 Marble Bathroom Floor from Arizona Tile
Image: Calacatta Umber Honed 12 x 24 Marble Bathroom Floor from Arizona Tile

Calacatta Umber

Although often confused with other white marbles like Carrara marble, Calacatta has certain features that enable you to tell them apart. It has distinct veining with thick predominate patterns. And can also be distinguished by its dominance of white over gray in the marble, with its rich white and honey gold colors. Although Arizona Tile has many Calacatta marbles to choose from, Calacatta Umber makes a wonderful choice for a traditional bathroom tile design with its clean white background and darker veins.

Chellah Grey Limestone Bathroom Tile Floor from Arizona Tile
Image: Chellah Grey Limestone Bathroom Tile Floor from Arizona Tile

Neutral Stone

When you’re coming up with your traditional bathroom design, you may envision a natural stone tile that has less variation in veining. Chellah Grey limestone may have the neutrality your space needs. Its soft brown and grey hues will create the peace and tranquility you want in your new space.

When selecting a tile with veining and patterns like marble, it’s great to complement it with a beautiful neutral tile like the Smooth Series. Available in a 4 x 24 and a 8 x 24, this ceramic wall tile has two finishes, matte and glossy, and five elegant colors – Griege, Sand, Smoke, Tin, and White. It’s perfect for a backsplash, shower wall, or to add interest to a vanity area.

Taj Mahal Satin Quartzite Bathroom Vanity from Arizona Tile
Image: Taj Mahal Satin Quartzite Bathroom Vanity from Arizona Tile

Durable Elegance

Harder and more durable than marble, Taj Mahal is a white quartzite that may be the perfect addition to your renovation. Consider a breathtaking traditional design with a Taj Mahal vanity and Calacatta Umber Marble tile throughout the bathroom, on the floor and in the shower. Since they both contain gold tones within their veining, they pair beautifully and may be the perfect addition for your traditional bathroom design.

When renovating your home, the tile you choose to bring into your bathroom, or any other space is vital to achieving your dream design. The experienced team at Arizona Tile is here to make your renovation a success. Discover your favorite natural stone and tile in person at one of our locations, or explore our virtual design tools for more inspiration from the comfort of home. Our Just Imagine Visualizer enables you to see how a product will look in your space before committing, while our Online Slab Yard lets you find the piece you need at the location near you.  Contact us for a consultation today.

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