Choosing the Right Floor Tiles for your Bathroom

Choosing the Right Floor Tiles for your Bathroom

The time is right to renovate your bathroom and you want to make it perfect. You have visualized how it will look when the job is complete. Whether you are planning a full bathroom renovation or just want to improve the style and decor now is the time to start thinking about the type of floor tile you would like installed.

Before you pick a tile there are few things you need to know and consider. This article will discuss tile types, colors and patterns, trends, and tile maintenance. This information will give you the knowledge you need to choose the perfect tiles for your bathroom.

Types of Tiles

Floor tiles come in a variety of shapes, sizes and materials. Because bathrooms get a lot of use it is important to choose a tile that is durable. Floor tiles can be ceramic, stone, and glass. Your bathroom designer or local home improvement store will be able to provide you with information for each type of tile.

Trends in Floor Tiles

If you are looking for a modern look for your bathroom, it is important to check out the latest trends. Begin by looking at bathroom design showrooms available online to check what is available and if there is a style you like. Next hire a bathroom designer or go to the local home improvement store and talk to one of their tile experts. Explain what you are looking for and what you want to achieve to help them narrow down your choices.

What is your Must Have Tile?

As stated earlier you have probably visualized the end result of the renovation and have a style, color, or pattern in mind for your floor tile. Before you begin the renovation work choose the must have tile you want to use. This will prevent delays if you have difficulty choosing a tile or if there is a delay in getting the tiles.

What you need to know about Colors

Tiles are available in a variety of designs and colors. Choosing the right one for your bathroom will depend on a few criteria: size of the room, lighting, finish of vanity and cabinets as well as the style of your bathroom fixtures.

A small room required a lighter tile to make it feel brighter and more spacious. A larger room or a room with a lot of ambient lighting will go well with a darker tile.

Maximum of Three Different Tiles

After you have picked out your must have tile you may want to choose an accent tile to add color or texture to the floor. Choose no more than a total of three different tiles: a focal point, an accent color, and if desired a pattern to add interest to the floor. As long as you choose tiles that are appropriate to the room size there is no need to be afraid of choosing colors or patterns just make sure the tiles you choose are cohesive with the overall style of the room.

Tile Maintenance

Choose durable tiles so they are not easily damaged. Ceramic tiles are an excellent choice but can chip or crack if a heavy object is dropped on them. Stone is also an excellent material for tiles but require extra maintenance to keep the porous surface sealed. Glass tiles are also beautiful but not a good choice for floors that get wet because they can become very slippery causing accidental falls.

Whatever type of tile you choose make sure it one that is easy to clean and maintain.


Choosing the tile for your bathroom floor is an investment that requires making wise choices about styles, colors, and maintenance. The perfect tile will add ambiance to the room as well as increase the value of your home. iRemodel can help you make those choices. Just give us a call at 416-825-2542 for a FREE estimate.