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Tips for Choosing Tiles That Won’t Date

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When it comes to building or renovating bathrooms many people hope to create a space that will stand the test of time in terms of style. But, to create a timeless look can be difficult. So how do you choose bathroom tiles that won’t date?

Firstly, a truly timeless design for any room in your home is impossible – everything dates! That’s the nature of fashion and design. But, by sticking to a few simple rules you can create a bathroom that will still look good for decades to come.

hunter-valley-new-bathroomTips for Choosing Timeless Bathroom Tiles

  • Colour is one of the most important factors to consider when attempting to choose bathroom tiles that will stand the test of time. Who doesn’t associate orange, olive green and brown tiles with the 70s? Or pink mosaic tiles and baths with bathrooms of the 40s and 50s? So, while colour isn’t something to be afraid of when you design your bathroom, if you are looking for a timeless design you should consider using neutral colours. White bathrooms are probably considered the most classic, with neutral beige and grey shades a close second. Black and white tiles are also a classic look.maitland-bathroom-renovation
  • Another thing to consider is the size of the tiles you use. Generally, large tiles are probably less likely to date your bathroom. Both mosaics and subway tiles are popular at the moment, and these are certainly both stylish and eye-catching, but may be considered more likely to date. Unusually shaped tiles, such as the currently popular hexagon, will also date a room in years to come.
  • Gimmicks should be avoided too. Accent tiles will date a bathroom, as will borders around the room, or feature panels.newcastle-bathroom-renovation
  • Tiling from floor to ceiling will also help keep your bathroom design timeless.
  • If you want to add some colour that’s easy enough to change in a few years, consider installing less tiling and add your favourite paint colour on your walls.
  • Indoor plants, coloured towels and bathroom accessories are also a great way to add pops of colour to a room.

Many bathroom design experts would suggest large white 300 x 600 tiles to give you the most timeless bathroom design look for walls. In the end it really all just comes down to personal style and of course your budget.

Local tile and bathroom suppliers, or an interior designer will be able to provide invaluable help and suggestions to ensure your bathroom looks good for years to come.

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April 5, 2016 |

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