9 Best Materials for Bathroom Tiles

1. Ceramic

These tiles are produced using a combination of muds that have been squeezed into shape and terminated in an oven at high temperatures. The surface can be unglazed or coated. The coating turns out to be hard and non-permeable, making it appropriate for washrooms. The coating can be shiny, matt, and have rough slip-safe completions added. It’s the properties of the coating that decide if it is reasonable for floor or divider applications.

Good for: Renovators who are looking for an easy-fit, low- maintenance, practical tile. This choice can fit many budgets, styles, and looks. It’s a good ‘all rounder’.

2. Terracotta

Earthenware is a sort of clay, and all pottery is exceptionally retentive in its normal untreated state. As earthenware is terminated at lower temperatures, it has a low thickness, is non-glassy, and by and large just appropriate for dry regions. Notwithstanding, earthenware’s permeable nature can be settled with a decent quality sealant to make it appropriate for restroom use.

With its gritty, orange/red tones and exemplary rural look, it’s a tile that is welcoming and essentially overflows warmth.

Good for: Mediterranean-inspired schemes, so long as you don’t mind putting a little effort into regular maintenance and care.

3. Porcelain

These are really a type of fired tile however produced using a lot better mud than ceramic. They are molded by dry-squeezing the dirt residue to frame a fired material that is terminated at higher temperatures than fired, bringing about an exceptionally intense, very glassy, and thick tile, ideal for washroom floors and dividers.

Porcelain tiles can be coated or unglazed. Because of their ‘through shading’ property, unglazed porcelain tiles are accessible in an assortment of completions from matt to shiny, just as finished (made to impersonate normal stone). Coated tiles can be ground and cleaned to create a totally level surface, making them ideal for coating with high-goal computerized pictures combined onto the tile surface.

Porcelain tiles can likewise be ‘redressed‘, which implies the tile has been precisely sliced or ground to a definite size instead of being shaped and terminated (so will have slight dimensional contrasts). This permits the tiles to be laid all the more intently together, providing you with the additional advantage of dainty, unpretentious grout lines.

Good for Family bathrooms, and for and those who like simple, clean, modern lines. It’s a diverse, ultra-low-maintenance tile that suits any modern family bathroom, including those that take a lot of wear and tear. Also great for those who like the look of natural stone without the hassle of maintenance.

4. Glass

An energetic tile is accessible in an assortment of intense shadings. Its intelligent quality gives an emotional, special and particular appearance, fitting component dividers or highlight boards or strips. On account of its glowing quality, it springs up and makes a wonderful impact when included with strip lighting. No fixing is needed as it is normally impenetrable to water and is stain-safe.

Good for: Contemporary bathrooms. For use on feature walls, panels, and shower recesses. Also great for those who want that wow-factor without the maintenance.

5. Natural stone

There are many different types of natural stone tiles available, all of which are less dense than porcelain tiles, so will absorb water. This means they require sealing to make them water- and stain-resistant for bathroom use.

Natural-stone tiles are cut to size. Therefore, like rectified porcelain, they can be laid close together, creating a thin grout line.

6. Marble

A refined, exemplary, smooth stone that works delightfully in both present-day and customary restrooms. Its unmistakable normal veining adds interest and dramatization to your washroom with colors going from dark, dim, rose, and blue to white. It’s accessible in cleaned (gleam, reflexive) or sharpened (silk, smooth with next to zero sparkles) and arrives in a scope of sizes in both piece, tile, or even mosaics, which are turning out to be progressively well known. Marble tiles can be utilized for floor and divider applications yet are most generally utilized as a component because of their exorbitant cost.

Good for: Those for whom budget is not an issue, are looking for a classic, sophisticated look, and don’t mind the extra care and maintenance required. Not a practical tile for the everyday family bathroom.

7. River rock/pebbles

In case you are searching for that ‘regular‘ look, you can’t go past the waterway rock and other stone sort tiles. They can look incredible in washrooms and feel beautiful underneath.

They as a rule come in sheets and it is exhorted that you get a legitimate tiler to lay them. The last thing you need is to see the blueprint of the singular sheets.

These have more grout than standard tiles, and with the adjusted rocks, there will be somewhat more protection from water streaming across the floor to get to the channel. Whenever utilized on the floor, consider expanding the pitch of the floor a little to help with the water depleting.

Good for: Bringing a bit of nature into your bathroom. Fits in well with coastal homes. Its informal, casual look makes it a popular material for holiday-home bathrooms. You can’t go wrong using it in a family bathroom, as it is hard-wearing and easy to care for.

8. Travertine

One more famous decision for washrooms. It has a great deal of character, with its rich, brilliant, and ruddy tones, alongside its normally happening pores, openings, and veins. Incredible for that work of art or provincial look, contingent upon the tile’s completion.

The two principles completes utilized in washroom applications are sharpened and tumbled. Sharpened tiles go through broad crushing and sanding during assembling to make a uniform surface that has a smooth marble-like completion, yet aren’t generally so sparkling as cleaned. Tumbled tiles have an exceptionally finished surface with minimal measure of sparkle. Their adjusted edges and finished surface give these tiles a rural, mature look.

Notwithstanding the completion, these tiles should be appropriately fixed to make them impenetrable to water and more straightforward to keep up with. The openings can be loaded up with grout during the grouting system to assist with balancing out the stone, keep it clean and give it a completed appearance; or left unfilled to give a more regular look.

Good for: Those who like a classic tile with character. Suits people with a higher budget who don’t mind the maintenance required.

9. Cement tiles

Not at all like artistic tiles that are produced using mud and terminated, concrete tiles are a restored sand-and-mortar blend, made by hand utilizing conventional assembling processes requiring a few stages. The shading blend is hand-filled molds, then, at that point, a layer of concrete is sprinkled on top to give a connection between the shading layer, the concrete, and the sand-tiled body. It is then powerfully squeezed and relieved submerged.

They are non-glassy, so most certainly require fixing.

Good for: Those after durability with design flexibility. Also great for people who want an industrial look or design feature for their bathroom.