Whether you are starting from scratch or renovating a tired old bathroom once you’ve addressed the practical issues (for example, what size is the room? who will be using the bathroom? what about underfloor heating? what’s the budget?), you need to consider the question of style, preferred colours and finishes.
Classic is a very popular style, especially in homes built in 19th and early 20th centuries. Highly glazed Artworks ceramic wall tiles and hand crafted mouldings are available in 23 colours ranging from Brilliant White to Black with rich, deep colours such as Burgundy and Royal Blue. Team with traditional Victorian Floor Tile patterns to complete the look (suitable for underfloor heating too). For further inspiration visit Winchester Tile Company for more beautiful ceramic wall tiles in a wide range of colours and formats. Beautiful bathrooms can also be created with natural stone: Viano White marble is a great choice with different finishes such as polished, honed and tumbled and formats from large square tiles to bricks, skirtings to bevel mosaics. Other colours in marble are available too.
Contemporary: go for a modern look with Tileworks wall and floor large format tiles. There’s a huge choice, ranging from cement look alike tiles to wood-effect planking. Don’t be put off by larger sizes in a smallish bathroom: large format wall tiles can make a room look much bigger in neutral colours and seamless expanses. For floors choose a matt or structured finish for minimal slip risk. For highly reflective walls choose Glassworks with its spectrum of colours, and for sheer versatility Mosaics are available in any number of materials, colours and finishes. Meanwhile Odyssey is a floor tile collection with global influences, so if your taste is more eclectic, why not explore the patterns and styles in this range. You can put Odyssey Primo on walls too.
With so much choice selecting tiles for your bathroom or en suite can be a dilemma – albeit an enjoyable one. You can ask for advice and guidance from your local Original Style stockist – simply search for your nearest retailer and pay them a visit. You’ll be able to see and touch tiles and look for co-ordinating products, and take samples home to see how they look in situ. You might find you’ll start out with one idea and end up going for something completely different! Your stockist will be able to advise on sizes, suitability, how many tiles you are likely to need for your installation and other materials required such as grouts, adhesives and sealing products. Our Fixing Guide is on hand to help, too, however we always recommend that an experienced tiler installs our tiles to ensure you are happy with your new bathroom for years to come.