Whether renovating a space or building a home from scratch, ensure your bathroom is a stylish space with the latest tile designs.

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Modern tile ranges pack enough good looks and design oomph to form the focal point of a brand new bathroom or a makeover. Here’s how to maximise their impact…

Standing up to water

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Tiles punch above their weight when it comes to planning a bathroom. You can choose to use them as accents, of course, but they can also be the fundamental design focus of your renovation or design.

In addition to versatile good looks, however, they also provide function that other materials can’t match. This is the room that’s wetter and more humid than any other, meaning some materials are inappropriate, and others can be used but won’t perform well – we’re looking at you, linoleum. Things that rot and warp don’t fare well in wet environments, whereas ceramic bathroom tiles employ a glaze that makes them waterproof.

Hard-wearing and hygienic

two bathroom sinks with illuminated mirrors and wall tiles

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That same glaze adds another resistance – to cracking. Modern bathroom tiles are strong and unlikely to crack in normal use, but if they do – if you drop something particularly heavy on one – you won’t have to replace a entire piece of flooring as you do with some alternatives. Simply replace a single tile.

Hygiene and ease of keeping clean are other reasons to invest in bathroom tiles too. They keep their gleam with simple wiping and stay looking fresh. 

The look you desire

shower and sink with black and grey tiles

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All of this, plus gorgeous looks and a huge range of styles to choose from too – there are tiles for any kind of look, brand new or classic, bright or muted, with a vast selection of tile sizes, trims and finishes as well.

The Mediterraneo Gris ceramic wall tile uses subtly contrasting shades and patterns of grey to build a look that is very now – but also timeless enough to last long into the future. You can use it in sharp contrast to your floor tiles, or maybe pick out a shower or wet room area with it. 

Zonal tiling is increasingly popular and a great way to make use of limited space or break up a big bathroom. Alternatively, use your particular favourite bathroom tiles to develop a unified look. They’re not just an essential aspect of a room that is like no other in your house, they can be the component around which the whole thing is designed.

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