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Tiling tips for a small bathroom

Choosing tiles for a small bathroom can be tricky, but the expert Navarro Tiles team have you covered with these professional tiling tips.


If you have been searching for bathroom tiles it is likely you have found many images of large stunning bathrooms with free-standing baths, separate showers and beautiful high-ceilings. In reality many of us have much smaller spaces to work with, and there are a variety of stunning tiles available which can help you create a dream bathroom finish.


1) White Tiles


In a small space white surfaces can create a feeling of openness, a technique which could prove very useful in small bathrooms. A great example are these white Moonstone tiles, which will create a modern, bright and luxurious finish. To enhance the feeling of space these tiles can be paired with an all-white colour scheme, which will create a fresh and clean bathroom with a minimalistic style.


2) Marble Tiles


Marble tiles can be a great addition to a small bathroom, as the unique patterns and gloss finish can be used to create an illusion of more space. For example, using the same marble wall tiles along the side of a bath will make it harder to see where each section begins, which will make the overall room feel bigger. These luxurious Regency Marble tiles provide a marble effect gloss finish, with both plain and decorative styles that can be paired to create a premium feel.


3) Large Tiles


Although very large tiles may not be the best option in a small space, there is no need to stick to small tiles. Relatively large square tiles measuring between 30cm and 60cm will create a calming feel, especially if neutral colours such as white, cream of beige are chosen. A great example are the Navarro Weller tiles, which are available in a variety of tones and sizes.


4) Monochrome Tiles


A great style for small spaces are black and white monochrome tiles with a gloss finish, as the surface will reflect light around a bathroom. In addition, the monochrome style will create a sophisticated feel, especially when paired with matching accessories. These Landmade tiles are available in a range of colours, which will allow tilers to make the most of a small space.


5) Patterned Tiles


If you are looking to make a statement, patterned tiles are a great choice when creating a unique style. If you are tiling a small bathroom, patterned tiles will allow you to turn a small space into a focal feature. A great tip is to focus the patterned tiles on a small area, such as the splashback behind a sink or behind a bath, as it will stop a small space becoming too overcrowded. The Navarro Sonnet range is a great example of a patterned tile which can be used as a focal point in a small bathroom.


6) Diagonal Tiles


A great tip is to lay tiles in a diagonal pattern rather than standard squared styles, as it naturally draws attention to the longest dimensions within the room. A herringbone pattern is a popular choice, with these wood-effect Chateau tiles a great choice for a small neutral bathroom. These porcelain tiles have a matt finish with subtle variations that mimic natural grains of wood.


7) Mosaic Tiles


Small mosaic tiles are a great option for those looking to enhance the feel of a small bathroom, especially if reserved for key focal areas such as a shower enclosure or a backsplash behind a sink. These Weller Mosaic tiles are available in a variety of natural tones, which makes them an ideal option for both small traditional and modern bathrooms. In addition, the matt finish can be easily paired with a variety of other tiles to create a luxurious feel.


8) Textured Tiles


In addition to choosing between standard matt and gloss tiles, it is worth considering the texture of tiles. A textured gloss tile will enhance the space when using darker colours, whereas matt textured tiles can add definition to a bathroom. These Motown tiles feature a rippled gloss finish, with a range of elegant colours available.


9) Coloured Tiles


The use of colour can have a drastic impact on the spaciousness of a bathroom, with coloured floor tiles a great option when paired with white walls. These Imagine tiles feature a black, white and grey pattern which will create an excellent contrast to plain white wall tiles, whilst also adding a decorative touch to the space.


10) Stone Tiles


A natural-coloured stone tile will create an elegant feel in a small bathroom, especially when used on both the wall and floor. Using the same tile throughout will create a feeling of continuity, which will in turn make the bathroom feel bigger and less restricted. These Lennon Tiles are available in 3 possible finishes, with both plan and decorative options.


Here at Navarro Tiles, we pride ourselves on offering our expert tiling knowledge and tips to our customers, so we hope you have found this list of tiling ideas for small bathrooms useful. If you would like to find out more about stocking any of the Navarro range, please contact our experienced team today.

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