Published at Wednesday, 21 March 2018. Tiles Design. By Roslyn Cummings.
The dimensions of a room are very important for starting any tile design. Tile patterns whether for shower tiles or a bathroom floor tile floor need to be based on the overall sizes of the surface being treated. It is essential to base a design on full tile sizes as cutting of tiles is a problematic job and would also render the design less effective. Work out the entire design before hand and calculate the different types and colors of tiles being used and ensure that you have sufficient quantity of the material before you start laying the tiles. There is no harm in having some extra tiles as breakages are a possibility.
Choosing where you want tiles in your bathroom should be the first step. You do not have to cover every inch of bathroom surface with tiles, but you might want more than a few around the sink. The most sensible option is to consider where the walls and floor will have the most contact with water. Shower enclosures, bath and sink surrounds and often the whole bathroom floor are key areas.
The size and arrangement of your bathroom tiles should be your next consideration. Large tiles will obviously cover a larger area quickly and effectively, whereas small tiles are ideal for smaller areas such as basin surrounds or for framing a design. Mosaic tiles can be very time consuming but with a skilled artistic touch you can create a unique focal point. By placing rectangular tiles on their side you can make a small bathroom appear broader and adding a diamond pattern in the centre of a wall will create depth and focus.
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