The great tile dilemma. Tile troubles. The ceramic quandary. The adornment predicament.
It’s known by many names to many people, but the heart of the matter remains the same: Choosing bathroom tile is tough!
You have so many styles, materials, sizes and patterns to choose from. You could get experimental, stay traditional, attempt to balance bold patterns with neutrality, or just lose your head in the entire process and end up not being able to make a decision – forever trapped in tile purgatory! (Yes, it’s a thing).
The good news is that there are some truly unique and inspiring options in tiles. And there are thousands of simple options that will always stand the test of time.
Before we go down the rabbit hole of all the tile options you have at your fingertips, let’s take a moment to help you tackle one very important aspect of choosing tile.
How many different tile styles should you use in your bathroom?
Ready for the simple answer?
It’s 3. That’s where we recommend maxing out on tile choices. So take a deep breath and take comfort in the fact that you have a maximum of 3 tiles to choose for your bathroom. And here’s one more thing to keep in mind that will help you narrow down your options.
Find the one must-have tile
If you can find that one tile that is an absolute must-have for you, you’ve done the majority the tough decision making. Once you find the “one tile to rule them all” you can build your other tile choices around that.
From there, you make tiling design choices to feature and focus on your #1 tile. For instance, if the tile you chose is bright and bold, you can pick more neutral tiles in complimentary colors. Or if your #1 tile is big and distinctive, you can choose tiles that are more subdued and won’t compete with your showstopper. On the other hand, if your favorite tile is more of the sublimely simple variety, you can choose bolder accent tiles to draw the focal point.
Oh, what 3 tiles, you ask?
Boom. Some of you may want a fourth option for the cubby holes or the backsplash, but first see how you can pair them all to not make the design overwhelming to the eye. Need help? Give us a ring.
Choosing tiles can be incredibly fun and it can also feel like you’re signing a lifelong contract with your bathroom. Stick to the concept of starting with one must-have tile and using a maximum of 3 tile styles total and the rest of your choices will come much easier.
Good luck in the tile aisle! We’re here for you if need some tile therapy.