So, you have decided to retile your bathroom, and, because it’s a small job, you are going to do it yourself to save money. Before you head straight down to your local Gold Coast tiling shop, take a look at these tips on choosing the right tile for the job.
Bigger is Better
No matter how big our bathrooms are, in most homes they are still the smallest room in the house. As such, larger tiles tend to work better in bathrooms. They create an expanded visual, which makes the bathroom look bigger. Larger tile is also easier and quicker to lay than small tile. So, when you are choosing tile, keep that in mind.
Type of Tile
The type of tile you choose for your bathroom is critical with regards to safety, durability, ease of clean, and moisture deflection. Vinyl, ceramic and porcelain tiles are all easy to clean and do a good job of deflecting moisture.
Vinyl tiles are the least expensive, by far, but don’t think that means that quality and selection will have to suffer. Vinyl, like everything else, has come a long way since it was first introduced, and they make vinyl now that mimics the look of marble and other stones. You can also find vinyl tile in very sophisticated and attractive prints, as well. Vinyl tile is also more slip-resistant and comfortable to walk on than ceramic or porcelain tile.
Ease of Installation
If you are a first time do it yourselfer, consider purchasing tile that has an adhesive backing. This will make installation immeasurably easier for you. Also, as noted earlier, bigger tile is easier to lay, so try to find the largest tile that makes the most sense for your bathroom.
Of course, if you simply don’t know where to begin, head down to your local trusted Gold Coast tiling shop. An experienced professional will be happy to help you make the right choice for your do it yourself bathroom retiling project.