Choosing the bathroom tile layout

This is part of our ongoing series following a Kitchen Warehouse customer’s kitchen and bath remodel project. See the others here.

On the tile work in the bathroom, we were asked to pick the tiles. However on the installation day, the contractor asked us about the layout of the tiles. laying out tilesHere is an example of the lining up they wanted to do which is a staggered patter. However, given that we really wanted to do a modern kitchen and bath, I really wanted to do a linear patter (straight up and down). The contractor at first suggested we not do that since most walls are not even and you can end up with unusual corners. However he went the extra mile and measured our walls and agreed it would probably be okay since the walls of the bathroom were newly made.

In addition he asked me about grout color. The key here is that there are a million choices but you want to be sure the grout you choose goes with all the tiles you are integrating. In our case, since I wanted a linear design, a darker or lighter tile would have created another set of lines that would make the room look smaller. We opted for a grout that minimized the effect and a thin grout to keep from having it look as broken up.

bathroom with tilesHere is a photo of our layout in the shower. I think we made some good choices. Note that we used a different floor material on the shower than the rest of the floor. This added a bit of depth to the shower which again made the room look bigger than it is.

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12 comments on “Choosing the bathroom tile layout

  1. G’Day! Kitchenwarehouse,
    Maybe a little off topic, however, If you are planning to improve your bathroom, you may find that the biggest allocation of your budget would fall under the renovation of the flooring even if you are planning to install the new bathroom tiling yourself. You can’t, of course, expect to get the most sophisticated tiles if you are not willing to pay handsomely for them. But then, you must not settle for the obviously cheap-looking types. You should maximize the capacity of your budget to buy. But how to do this? Let us show you how.
    Keep up the good work

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  6. Hi There Kitchenwarehouse,
    Cool Post, Most tiling projects involve only one color tile, which creates a uniform look on your bathroom floor or wall. For a variety of reasons, however, you may end up using tiles that don’t match. In that case, you have to plan the tile layout before you install them permanently, so that the mismatched tiles are arranged in an aesthetically pleasing manner. Once you’ve designed layout, you can proceed as you would with any other tiling project.
    Kindest Regards

  7. Hello Kitchenwarehouse,
    Maybe a little off topic, however, Most tiling projects involve only one color tile, which creates a uniform look on your bathroom floor or wall. For a variety of reasons, however, you may end up using tiles that don’t match. In that case, you have to plan the tile layout before you install them permanently, so that the mismatched tiles are arranged in an aesthetically pleasing manner. Once you’ve designed layout, you can proceed as you would with any other tiling project.
    Wishes

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