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Colors and Types of Bathroom Tile

2012/05/25

Tiles are easy to clean and virtually stain resistant. Additionally, they don't retain odors, bacteria or allergens. These characteristics make tile an excellent choice for both your bathroom flooring and walls.

One issue some people find with tiling their bathroom is that once a tile color has been chosen, it is difficult to change. So choosing the right color for your bathroom tiles is a somewhat difficult task. Here is some helpful information on how to choose bathroom tile colors.

Just like other parts of your home, the colors you choose for your bathroom will affect how the room feels, and how it makes people in the room feel. Dark colors can make the room feel small and cramped. Light colors can make the room feel broad and expansive. Mixed colors offer a unique design, but should be used in small sections so they aren't overwhelming. Warm colors create calm, soothing atmosphere and offset the cold, cool look of bathroom fixtures.

There are various types of tiles you can choose for your bathroom. The tile colors available will depend upon the specific type of tile you choose. Here is a quick look at a few common tile types.(a) Ceramic floor tiles are available in a wide array of colors, and are the most common type of tiles seen in a bathroom. They are very easy to clean, easy to install, and are fairly affordable. (b) Porcelain floor tiles are more durable than ceramic, and are available in a wide array of colors as well. The main difference between porcelain and ceramic tiles is the lack of glaze coating. (c) Glass-mosaics tiles are typically small, and come in primary and secondary color schemes. They are great for creating complex color patterns, and can even be used to create bathroom images and murals on your bathroom wall.
 

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