It is said that the easiest and most exciting part of bathroom renovation is the selection of floor tiles. It is in this stage when owners are given the opportunity to impose their preferences. The challenging part comes is choosing the material for the shower area. Some would opt for the easier route where in the same material for the bathroom floor is used. Those who wanted a personalized and perfectly customized bathroom have to undergo the tedious process of selection. Here are a few tips that details the pros and cons of tile selection.
Travertine - Those who opt for the natural look can go for Travertine stone. This material is often used on the rim and decks of swimming pools. It makes a good option for bathroom or shower floors. It is durable, aesthetically pleasing, and versatile. The only disadvantage, it becomes too slippery. Using tumbled travertine or honed tile can address this issue. Common colors of Travertine include walnut,red, onyx, beigem gray, rose pink, pale green, and pale blue.
Stone Blend - This material complements interiors with theme of black and white. From its name, it uses stone material that varies in all colors. However, Stone Blend looks best in neutral base and color. Tan, light brown, light gray, beige and copper brown are its common colors.
Teak Slats - The most durable and superior material is Teak Slats. The best feature of this material is its ability to become slip resistant. Slats are often placed on top of the drain. It can either be installed on a regular shower stall or a roll in a shower. The only disadvantage of this material, it is hard to drain and causes more problem during when clog is experienced. One has to ensure that installers have the capability to unlatch the flooring to address draining problems.
Pebbles - Best in aesthetics, perfect for the younger populace and slip resistant. Its rough finish make it look great with any color of interior theme. Pebbles that are said to easily complement the wall come in the shades of tan, beige, cream, or brown.
Tumbled Stone - This stone also come in different shades, styles and colors. The distinct feature of this material is its appearance. It looks like natural bricks, but are relatively smaller in size. And since the material is tumbled, the rough finish makes it as perfect finish for any shower area.
Carrara Marble - Another great choice is the Carrara Marble. It is honed and has a rough finish as well. To make this material more stylish, it is advised to form it in hexagonal shapes rather than the usual square tiles.
Faux Stone - Stone tiles are expensive. However, for those who love the look of stone without the price tag, this can be an option. Faux Stone can be made to look like marble, granite and slate. Patterns can also be altered to create a different look. Using beige porcelain with square cut inside the open space is one idea. This provides it a different appearance than simply laying out the porcelain tile down by itself. Creating brown squares gives the ability to add in brown in other places in the bathroom such as; a teak bench in the shower, a chocolate brown cabinet, dark brown counter, etc. It’s just a nice and easy way to tie everything together.