If you’re looking for bathroom tile ideas to update your space and make it fresher, you’ve come to the right place! So we’ve rounded up our favorite bathroom tiles and put together a gallery of designs to inspire you. Whether your bathroom is small, modern or traditional, you are guaranteed to find a bathroom tile style that suits you …
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1. Include patterns that clash with bathroom tile
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If you want a trendy look, you should consider patterns that conflict with your bathroom tile. Combine patterned floor tiles with stunning wallpaper – we love the idea of beautiful wallpaper with botanical prints. The key to a successful pattern conflict? Regardless of how closely your designs clash, make sure the tones complement each other.
At Carpetright you can find these eye-catching Mardi Gras 599 Sagres vinyl tiles, available in 2m, 3m or 4m widths, £ 15.99 per m2. The background image is Palm Jungle by Cole & Son.
2. Choose luxury vinyl for your bathroom tile
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Luxury vinyl tile is becoming increasingly popular as a bathroom floor tile solution. It’s hard-wearing, warm underfoot and of course ideal for areas with high humidity. For a subtle yet elegant feel, choose a soft gray wood-look tile – a great option for an otherwise white scheme. Learn more about choosing and installing vinyl floors.
3. Opt for patterned bathroom tiles
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If you want to create an eye-catching design feature, go for patterned bathroom tile. Pretty shades of blue and green work well in both modern and more traditional bathrooms. Pair it with accessories that complement their key colors for a cohesive look.
Influenced by Portuguese tile designs, these handcrafted Maderia Amparotiles, 8 “x 8”, £ 7.80 per tile, are available from Fired Earth.
4. Create a rustic feel with bathroom tiles that look like wood
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For a room with a more rustic feel, wood-effect bathroom tiles are an option worth considering. Since each tile has a unique shade and pattern, you can easily achieve a bespoke parquet effect in your bathroom that is water-repellent and easy to clean. Harvey Maria vinyl tiles.
5. Choose bathroom tiles that will work on the floor and walls
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For a seamless and contemporary bathroom, opt for minimalist gray tiles on both the floor and walls. Combine it with fresh white and warm wooden accessories for a luxurious bathroom. A freestanding bathtub completes the look if space allows.
We love these Rimini Bluestone floor tiles, starting at £ 66 a m2 for 60x60cm. For similar wall tiles on the right, try these Blue Lagoon Hexagon’s, 31 x 29 cm, £ 140 per m2. Both from The Stone and Ceramic Warehouse.
6. Add a vintage feel to a modern bathroom
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Consider adding a vintage flair to a modern bathroom by adding stylishly patterned bathroom tiles with a slightly antiquated design. To keep the room from feeling overwhelmed, combine it with an otherwise neutral scheme.
These Scintilla Ceramic Star Tiles, 45 x 45 cm, start at £ 29.95 per m2, are available in black, blue, orange and green. White rustic subway tiles (6 x 7.5 cm) hang on the walls, £ 39.95 per square meter. Both are available from Walls and Floors.
7. Design a unique bathroom floor with versatile tiles
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For a modern bathroom floor, opt for vinyl bathroom tile that you can use to create your own design. Not only are they non-slip and durable, but they also provide an opportunity to create a unique floor that suits your style and bathroom.
Little Bricks Vinyl Floor, 12 “x 6”, £ 39.95 a m2, available in nine colors by Harvey Maria.
8. Lay floor-to-ceiling tiles for a seamless hotel look
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For a seamless look that is perfect for a modern bathroom, choose the same bathroom tiles on the walls and floors. One of the most luxurious bathroom tile ideas out there. Achieve this look by choosing a neutral color. However, pay attention to textures to keep them interesting. While doing this, consider a mix of simple textures, petals, clover leaves, vintage diamonds, and cross-stitch textures in the design process.
Find these macrame pumice stone porcelain tiles, 8 “x 8”, £ 52.50 a m2, at Topps Tiles.
Learn more about how to create a wet room.
9. Go for trendy terrazzo bathroom tiles
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Terrazzo is a huge trend right now and a great addition to a modern bathroom. We love the idea of combining matt porcelain tiles with equally trendy hexagonal porcelain tiles for a modern bathroom.
10. Create the illusion of space with white bathroom tiles
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It’s Design 101 that light colors make a smaller room look bigger. So if you have a small bathroom, go for an all-white look. We know this can look a bit clinical. We therefore recommend choosing different shapes and textures for your bathroom tiles. Here, hexagonal floor tiles have been combined with a herringbone pattern and the overall impression is beautiful. You can find more ideas for small bathroom tiles in our function.
11. Lay marble effect bathroom tiles for the ultimate in luxury
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For a luxurious wet room effect, consider a floor-to-wall marble finish. Real marble will be expensive, but there are high quality imitation ceramics. There is also no need to stick to white. Instead, discover earthy browns and beiges for a more informed look.
The Tortora Gloss Marble Effect tiles used in this bathroom are from London Tile.
12. Extend your space with bathroom tiles
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We love this idea! Achieve an ombre effect with bathroom tiles. It’s also a great trick for small bathrooms as it lengthens your space and takes up even more of the side of the bathroom. Keep the rest of your bathroom as simple as possible so as not to distract you from the floor and just let this be the focus. You can find similar tiles at home improvement stores and tile specialists.