Choosing a tile for finishing a toilet should be thoughtful, taking into account not only the design of the room, but also the operational characteristics of the materials. Let's consider in the article how to choose the right tile for the bathroom.
Features of the
Modern consumers are faced with a huge selection of various finishing materials for toilet decoration. They differ not only in design, but also in basic parameters and characteristics. Large manufacturers in a wide range produce high-quality and practical tiles, which are most often chosen for finishing a bathroom.
Tiling the toilet is a universal solution. This finishing material boasts practicality. High-quality tiles are not afraid of temperature extremes or high levels of humidity. In the conditions of a toilet, this material does not deform, does not lose its presentation and original color.
This is the main feature that attracts buyers to tiles. It is used for finishing toilets both in private houses and in apartments, does not require complex and expensive maintenance.
Any stains and dirt can be quickly and easily removed from the surface of such a cladding. To do this, you do not have to spend a lot of money on expensive cleaning compounds - you can get rid of all the shortcomings with the help of an ordinary damp cloth.
You can choose any tile option for decorating a toilet. In stores selling building and finishing materials, a great variety of its various types are presented. Products can be sustained both in laconic and calm, and in variegated, daring colors.
Recently, fashionable items, complemented by various kinds of images and prints, have been very popular. With such a finish, the room can be visually corrected or made brighter and more vibrant.
If you use tiles to decorate the walls, you will be able to make all surfaces perfectly smooth and neat. In addition, modern tiles are distinguished by hygiene… Dirt does not accumulate on its surfaces.
The positive quality of such a finish is its fire safety… The tiles are non-combustible and non-combustible, which makes them safe for installation in houses and apartments. The cladding in question can boast of both hypoallergenic and environmental friendliness. She does not provoke allergic reactions, therefore, contact with it does not lead to negative consequences. High-quality materials do not emit harsh chemical odors - they usually do not have any odors at all.
A distinctive feature of the tile is its strength properties… You can safely put heavy household appliances on it. People walk on the tile without causing the slightest harm to it. It will not be possible to spoil this material just like that.
The only exceptions are those cases when the tile is attached to the uneven surface of the base. Because of this, the coating is subjected to loads of different levels, which leads to its damage.
When choosing a tile for finishing a bathroom, you need to remember that it is completely does not retain heat. Walking barefoot on it is completely uncomfortable, as well as simply allowing accidental touches.
If the tiles are supposed to be laid not only on the walls, but also on the floor, it is better to first attend to the installation of an effective "warm floor" system.
The peculiarities of the tile include the fact that it must be fixed only on carefully prepared bases. They must be perfectly flat. Only in this case it makes sense to expect good, beautiful finishing work results.
For a toilet, you can choose one of the many subspecies of modern tiles. Each type has its own distinctive characteristics and parameters.
Durable and reliable cladding material… Often it is used to decorate the floor not only in a bathroom, but also in rooms characterized by a high level of traffic. More recently, porcelain stoneware has been used for wall cladding. Larger materials are suitable for this.
Porcelain stoneware is large compared to traditional tiles… Because of this, it is mounted much easier and faster. The material is presented in a huge assortment.
Consumers can pick up both solid colors and plates with various patterns and prints.
This type of tile has the smallest dimensions.… This is its main advantage. The mosaic is suitable for arched, convex and asymmetrical bases. By means of such decoration, you can form very interesting, beautiful compositions, decorative panels.
Mosaics are not only ceramic, but also glass, mirror and even metal. In stores, there are both individual tiles and whole blocks with ready-made images.
If you want to make your toilet look bright and stylish, mosaic tiles are perfect for cladding.
The classic version. Tiles are fired clay plates that are covered with snow-white or colored glaze… This finish is moisture resistant. Can attract attention with rich porcelain luster. On sale there are both budget and expensive tiles with different designs.
To the main disadvantages this finishing material can be attributed to its susceptibility to cracking. In order not to encounter such problems, the tile should be treated with care and attention, especially during its transportation and during installation work.
All ceramic products are divided into wall and floor finishes. These materials should not be confused. Floor tiles cannot be installed on walls (neither on glue nor on a special adhesive) and vice versa.
Such an interesting name belongs to a rectangular tile that looks like a brick, which has a bevel. The main advantages of the "hog" are the following parameters:
- products are made of high-strength, wear-resistant;
- not afraid of mechanical damage and external influences;
- is not negatively affected by temperature jumps, aggressive chemicals and high levels of humidity;
- ease of care.
Tile "hog" it can be small and large. And also there are average specimens.
In most cases, monochrome, matte, glossy, glass and tiles that imitate more expensive coatings are sent for sale.
Sizes and shapes
Depending on the dimensional parameters, the finish in question is divided into several types
- Mosaic options in the form of squares or hexagons. The size of the side of the element is 1 to 5 cm.
- Small varieties of tiles are common. Their sizes can range from 6x6 to 20x20 cm.The standard length of a rectangular tile is no more than 40 cm.
- Medium-sized materials are popular. The most common square tile size is 30x30 cm.The length of the rectangular part does not exceed 40 cm.
- The large type is a tile, both sides of which are 40 cm.
Thanks to modern and constantly evolving technologies, we regularly sell original tile modelshaving the most unexpected shapes and sizes.
For example, materials in the form of honeycombs, squares with a wavy edge and even semicircular elements look unusual and stylish.
The design of the toilet tile can be different. Let's consider by what external criteria such finishing materials can be divided.
Modern tiles come in a variety of textures. Popular not only perfect smooth, but also textured varieties. The latter often imitate various kinds of expensive materials and coatings. It can be stone or wood.
Such tiles look presentable and stylish, but they are also more expensive than classic smooth coatings.
Classic smooth tiles are very easy to clean. They are easy to clean and remove any stains / dirt. Textured materials are less malleable. Cleaning their surfaces is less convenient and simple.
Nowadays, the range of tiles is striking in variety. It is possible to choose the ideal finishing materials for rooms of any size and style. Find out which prints are the most popular.
Will never cease to be fashionable and in demand tiles decorated with floral prints. For example, it can be images of orchids, roses or ordinary daisies - there are a lot of options
Popular geometric patternsdepicted on the tiles
With the help of such cladding, the owners can correct the appearance and structure of the bathroom. The main thing is not to overdo it with contrasting colors.
Will look stylish tile decorated with stripes. The latter can have various colors - from bright to neutral, from contrasting to overlapping
Demand and natural prints… Tiles under a tree or stone look beautiful in a bathroom, as well as options with the image of foliage, fish, birds or animals
Favorite print of many people - butterflies… They can be "scattered" over the tile surface in different ways
Toilet tiles can be of different colors. Let's talk about the most popular solutions.
White… Versatile, will perfectly match other furnishings in any color. Refreshes the space, makes it brighter
Black… Not suitable for a very small bathroom. Can be combined with white tiles. Suitable for modern style
Brown… Various shades of this color can be used. In different environments, different scales look harmoniously - somewhere light, and somewhere dark
Gray… A universal finish color that is recommended to be diluted with bright or white / black details
Blue… It looks impressive and original
A beautiful bathroom interior can be obtained by combining two colors: blue and white.
Green… Relaxing, pleasant color of the tiles. Can be combined with many popular colors such as white or orange
Let's get acquainted with some well-known brands that produce high-quality and beautiful tiles
Kerama Marazzi. Russian brand that produces ceramic tiles, porcelain stoneware, mosaics. Kerama Marazzi products are distinguished by their chic design and excellent quality. The brand tiles are presented in a wide range. Here customers can choose products for ceilings, walls, floors and even exterior cladding of buildings
For example, the spectacular "Varan" tile of the brand is suitable for cladding not only a toilet, but also a living room.
Azori… A domestic brand that produces tiles with an original, thoughtful design. Azori products have both calm, classic and colorful designs with various prints and patterns. The brand tiles are suitable for finishing both bathrooms and kitchens
Gayafores… Renowned manufacturer from Spain. Offers chic design tiles. The cladding of the brand is designed in different styles and colors. Most of them are quite expensive
Alaplana… Spanish brand that produces ceramic tiles.Produces products with exquisite, expensive design
Alaplana products can boast of impeccable quality.
How to choose?
Let's take a closer look at how you can choose the right tile for the toilet
- Much depends on the size of the room. For a very small bathroom, it is better to buy light glossy or mirror tiles, which will visually make the space freer and more spacious. Dark colors are acceptable in such conditions, but in small quantities. Otherwise, the bathroom will seem even smaller and cramped.
- Pick up quality material. Decide what type of tile you want to install in your toilet. It can be not only standard tiles, but also spectacular mosaics or high-strength porcelain stoneware. Knowing in advance what material you want to see in the bathroom, it will be easier to choose the optimal product.
- Pay attention to the design of the materials. The tiles should make the environment harmonious, stylish and inviting. In the interior of the bathroom, everything should be designed in one chosen style and one color scheme. Consider this when choosing a cladding.
- Give preference to high quality branded products. Not all branded finishing materials are prohibitively expensive. There are many manufacturers who produce quality, but very inexpensive tiles.
How to use
As a decoration for a toilet, tiles can be used in accordance with different schemes. Let's get acquainted with them.
You can resort to horizontal laying out rectangular slabsj. So the room will visually become wider. And vertical placement will make it taller
The effect will be enhanced when using a contrasting grout.
Suitable for classic bathrooms finishing of 2-level type. The border between the top and bottom is highlighted with a border
You can lay out original panel. Such a detail will become a chic decoration of the bathroom
It can be difficult to make a panel yourself, so it is better to consult a specialist.
Difficult to execute is diagonal tiling. To do this, use monochromatic square elements. Through such components, the room can become visually more spacious
The parquet option is popular - herringbone… For such a layout, you need to use rectangular tiles, which, for example, imitate a tree
Beautiful examples in the interior
The attractiveness and harmony of the toilet interior depends on the choice of suitable tiles. The design of this room should not be underestimated, since everything in the home should be comfortable, cozy and tidy. Consider a few beautiful and thoughtful interiors with tile cladding.
For wall and floor cladding in the toilet, you can choose tiles of unusual colors. For example, large rectangular elements of a burgundy-brown shade, coupled with accent inserts from deep red tiles and multicolored mosaics surrounding the mirror, will look spectacular
Against the background of a similar finish, it is better to install a traditional white toilet bowl and a white wall-mounted cabinet with a sink. There will be enough colorful details here.
If you love modern interiors and are not afraid to experiment, you can "Play" with contrasting colors, finishing the long walls with glossy black tiles, and complement the narrow wall behind the snow-white toilet with a rich red material (paint or waterproof wallpaper is suitable). At the same time, the floor and ceiling must be made white
Take care of the availability of quality fixtures in such a toilet.
In a small bathroom, a win-win solution would be wall decoration with milky tiles… Contrasting dark brown tiles can be laid on the floor
To prevent the setting from looking boring and monotonous, you can install a high strip of black tiles with discreet golden prints on the wall behind the toilet.
If you are looking for finishing materials for a very small toilet, you can stop at rectangular tiles in pale green and white. On elements of decoration, geometric patterns may be present in small quantities. The floor in the bathroom should be completely laid out with green tiles
The toilet will look simple and tasteful, in which the walls are finished with pale purple and white tiles… Between materials of different colors, you can fix decorative borders or initially pick up a tile with drawn dividers (patterned lines). It is better to lay on the floor not white, but purple tiles. Plumbing is recommended to be selected in a classic snow-white color
For information on how to lay tiles in the toilet, see the next video.