Updated: Jul 14, 2022
Tiles are a great choice for both flooring and walls in bathrooms because they are easy to clean, have low water absorbency, and come in an expansive range of styles to suit anyone’s needs. Choosing the best tiles for your bathroom can be a daunting task - and there are so many options to choose from. The tiles you choose can change the entire aesthetic of your bathroom so it is important to understand all of your options before making a decision.
At DC Ceramics we carry a wide stock of tiles and are sure to have an option to suit anyone’s tastes and requirements. Let’s take a look at some popular options.
Wooden Look Tiles
Wooden look tiles are a great option for bathroom flooring if you love the visual appeal of wooden flooring - however with wooden flooring you need to worry about things such as moisture which is an issue for bathrooms. With wooden look tiles they eliminate this moisture issue and are easy to clean, durable, and have low water absorbency - just like any other tile.
Wooden look tiles are available in porcelain and ceramic and have the wood pattern printed on them with high-quality ink-jet printers.
Mosaic tiles are great for adding a splash of creativity to your bathroom. They are available in a wide range of shapes, sizes, designs, colours, and textures meaning you can let your creative freedom run wild.
They are brilliant for bringing dimension and emphasis to certain features of your bathroom. For example as a backsplash behind your bathroom vanity, a shower wall, or the flooring around the bathtub.
Porcelain tiles are made of clay combined with fine sand and feldspar, and then fired at extremely high temperatures. This process creates a non-porous, dense, and sturdy tile. Porcelain is a great choice for bathrooms as it is easy to clean, has a high water resistancy, and comes in a massive range of varieties.
Porcelain tiles tend to be slightly more expensive than ceramic tiles due to their manufacturing process, however are suitable for a wide range of applications. They also tend to be heavier than ceramic, and harder to install.
Ceramic tiles are made of natural brown, red or white clays which are then fired at high temperatures until all of the moisture has been extracted - then decorative patterns and glazes are applied. Ceramic tiles tend to have a different style than porcelain, boasting 3D designs and intricate patterns etched into the tiles.
Ceramic tiles tend to be lighter than porcelain and easier to cut, making them a great option for wall tiles. They are also typically more affordable than porcelain.
There are a lot of varying factors that come into play when choosing the best tiles for your bathroom, and it can be a daunting task given the wide range of options available. Everyone has different visions in mind when decorating their bathrooms, and tile is often a big factor as it can make such a drastic change in the room. There is an option for everyone, no matter your budget, aesthetic, or personal preferences.
At DC Ceramics our experts are willing to chat about all of your tiling needs, and can give recommendations when in doubt. Come visit our bathroom showroom in Springvale to have a look at our range of available options if in doubt.