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Designing Wall Tiles for Bathrooms for Look and Function

The bathroom is the most personal room of the house, outside of individual bedrooms. It is, after all, a place where you get clean and refresh yourself at the beginning and the end of the day. As such, your decoration for your bathroom should help reinforce this role of the bathroom as being the room where you purify yourself. Wall tiles for bathrooms are perhaps one of the most essential areas where you need to get the design right. Chosen correctly, you can truly make the bathroom a place where you can relax and unwind in peace.

Designing Wall Tiles for Bathrooms for Look and Function

In general you should first consider the actual design, particularly in the area of colour. Selecting the right colours can be essential in eliciting the right mood and feel from your bathroom. If you want to relax, darker and warmer colours are generally preferable, whereas a room you wish to freshen up in should be bright and very clean. For the former, consider browns, reds, dark greens and dark blues, whereas the latter should use yellows, whites and brighter shades. The patterns and designs you choose will also elicit certain emotions and reactions, so think carefully on them too.

Materials meanwhile should also warrant some thought, as they will also have more practical implications on how your bathroom functions.

Ideally you want wall tiles for bathrooms, which means the tiles should be waterproof, capable of withstanding variances in ambient temperature and also capable of withstanding contact with chemical substances and the occasional splattering of bleach. In this you may wish to consider natural stones or ceramics, as they’re not only durable but also capable of withstanding even fairly strong substances without losing their integrity. However plastics are a good and cheap alternative as well.

Be aware that certain wall tiles for bathrooms are also poor insulators. What this means is that, if it’s cold, they too will be cold. This might make it uncomfortable to walk on during the winter. However, if you wish to freshen up in this room, this may actually be a blessing in disguise…

If you’re feeling adventurous and creative, you can also design your own wall tiles for bathrooms as well. Most plain tiles are easily painted on, and as such you can truly make your personal space truly personal. This works best with ceramic and plastic tiles -- stone tends to be too porous for any paints to show through.

For further information on wall tiles for bathrooms, or else to browse their extensive online catalogue, visit the website of Crown Tiles. You can also contact them directly by phoning 0800 156 0756.

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