If you’re planning a bathroom remodel, or thinking about building a new home, we’re here to help get you started.
Whether it’s a luxurious master retreat, a simple, yet functional guest bath or making a big statement in a small powder room, these are some great ideas to consider.
Bigger can definitely be better.
Penny rounds and tiny hexagons are still popular for use on the bathroom floor, but in the world of tile and stone, you can definitely think big! Large format tile is growing in popularity among homeowners, designers and tile contractors and today, many of our manufacturers are offering a wide variety of sizes including 12 x 24, 18 x 36, 24 x 24, 48 x 48 and even 39 x 108 with Crossville’s Laminam – Thin Porcelain Panels.
Using a large format tile creates a clean, sophisticated design, as fewer joints and grout lines let the color, pattern and texture of the tile speak for itself. And when the tile is carried from the floor to the ceiling, sight-lines are lengthened and the simplicity of one material brings a unifying spirit to the space.
Keeping it natural?
Natural materials such as marble or wood, look beautiful in any home, but using them in the bathroom is not ideal.
Marble is delicate, care-intensive and prone to staining (if left unsealed) and the high moisture and humidity in bathrooms, isn’t an ideal environment for natural hardwood. However, with recent advancements in tile-making technology, the intricate veining and depth of marble for a sophisticated, luxurious space or the beautiful grain and texture of natural wood (ranging from traditional to rustic finishes) can be achieved in a durable porcelain tile. So it’s easy to create the look you’re after, without compromising on the long-term performance of the materials.
Think outside the square.
Use a beautiful, bold shape such as a hexagon, arabesque, or diamond to add some real pop to your space.
Tiles with a relief design, either real or trompe l’oeil, create an appealing visual texture that engages the eye. These tactile elements can be used to define your space and make certain elements or areas of the room more distinct. For instance, textured tile can be used to create a feature wall or to highlight a specific area such as a vanity wall or shower niche, etc.
When using darker hues in your bathroom, you definitely need to strike a balance, but when used right, your room can exude luxury and relaxation. When we think color, we often think of purples, oranges or reds…but a color that is still making a statement is gray. And while gray may sound dull and boring, it works wonderfully in a rich variety of shades and hues (especially in matte and honed finishes), plus its neutral quality works well with other colors and materials.
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Our passionate and knowledgeable team is ready to help guide your discovery of the ideal surface for your project.