Ceramic floor tiles are a preferred choice for bathrooms due to their durability and resistance to dampness. Ceramic tile is safe to walk on when wet and is easy to clean. In fact slip-resistant bathroom ceramic tiles are also available. These tiles are available in various shapes like squares, rectangles, hexagons and octagons. Narrow and small diamond-shaped accent pieces are also available.
The price of bathroom ceramic tile ranges from fairly cheap to expensive. Ceramic bathroom tiles come in a variety of shapes, sizes, patterns, and textures. When the tiles are laid, some material is used to fill the spaces between the tiles. This material is known as grout. Painting the grout in a contrasting color to that of the tiles gives a charming overall ceramic candle jar effect. Sealers are applied to grout lines to preserve their colors.
By incorporating several design ideas, you can achieve looks that are aesthetically pleasing. A solid color ceramic bathroom floor tile can be complemented with tile borders of a different color. Different sized wall and floor tiles of the same color create an interesting effect. The creative use of a few decorative tiles here and there adds an element of visual interest.
The use of bright and bold colors with shapes or graphics against plain backgrounds imparts a contemporary style and look to your bathroom. Floral tiles in soft colors like pink, light green, or light blue can provide a Victorian look to the bathroom. This look can be further accentuated by hand painted ceramic sinks and perhaps a wooden floor and other matching accessories.
The color used for the bathroom should be chosen with care, as it can make or break a particular ambience. Warm colors like peach and yellow are fun and impart a cozy look and a country feel to the area. The use of neutral colors like beiges or whites, make the room look larger, and they are always in style. Colors like blue, green and violet are serene or cool colors and give a soothing effect. Brighter colors like black or red absorb light and should be used only in very large areas. Colorful accent tiles and accessories can be used in small bathrooms.