8 Design Tips for Choosing the Best Bathroom Tile

Originally published September 17, 2019. Last updated September 20, 2023.There are several tile examples laid out for choosing the right option.

Bathroom remodeling projects are a chance to open up the potential of your space and add in some of your unique style. From understated and minimalist to exaggerated and bold, bathroom tiles bring a lot of energy to your space. Our bathroom tile suggestions below will help you make the best choices to make this your favorite project. 

1. Finalize Your Bathroom Tile Budget

The first step is establishing a well-thought-out budget for your bathroom tile project. Before diving into the specifics of tile choices, take a moment to assess your finances thoroughly. This initial step may require collaboration with your contractor, as they possess valuable insights into the costs associated with materials and labor.

By working closely with a contractor, you can ensure that your budget is accurate and comprehensive, laying a solid foundation for informed decision-making throughout the tile selection process.

2. Review Bathroom Remodeling Trends

Once you have an understanding of what you can spend, you will be better informed to choose tiles. There are a variety of tile types, including ceramic, natural stone, and porcelain. Ceramic is the most affordable, but once chipped, it will show white. Porcelain tiles cost a bit more, but their color goes all the way through, providing greater value. 

Bathroom trends change over time, so it's good to know what's in style. Right now, many people are loving industrial design, which means things like sleek finishes, matte black fixtures, and a minimalist look. Another cool trend is using eco-friendly materials to make your bathroom more environmentally friendly. This includes energy-efficient lights and water-saving fixtures, which not only help the planet but also make your bathroom work better.

3. Choose Your Must-Have Tile

Choosing the right tiles is a big part of creating a stylish bathroom. Whether you like ceramic, natural stone, or porcelain, it's essential to know what fits your budget. Classic choices like subway tiles or basketweave patterns always look good and go well with an industrial vibe. Don't forget about tile size - larger tiles can make a small bathroom look bigger, while smaller tiles create a neat and simple style.

Your focal tile is like the star of your bathroom. It's the one that stands out and sets the mood for the whole design. Look for tiles that match the industrial feel, like ones that look like concrete or have cool geometric patterns.

4. Keep Your Plan to Three Different Tiles (at Max)

Starting with your dream tile, plan out the rest of the tile sequence for your bathroom design. If your focus tile is more active and interesting, balance that with more muted colors or themes. Or spice up your plain tile with a splash of enthusiasm in your next choice. Consider having floor, wall, and accent tiles as an option for your design.

5. Consider Tile Size

Next, comes the tile size. Tiling trends continue to change, so choose what makes you and your family happy. Bigger tiles can help make a small space appear larger. Small tiles help fill out a minimalist bathroom decor.

Subway tiles and the basketweave effect are staples that won’t go out of style. You can find most of your styles and color selections in a variety of sizes, so you can feel the freedom to match them with your tile size.

6. Connecting Your Kitchen and Bathroom Styles

It's a good idea to make your kitchen design and bathroom look like they belong together. You can do this by using similar colors, materials, and finishes in both places. For example, if you have open shelves in your kitchen, consider having some in your bathroom, too. This creates a smooth transition and makes your whole home look well-coordinated.

7. Adding Industrial Vibes to Your Bathroom

Industrial design is about making things look modern and functional. You can bring this into your bathroom by using matte black fixtures, concrete-like countertops, and exposed metal details. Use industrial-style lights and mix metal, glass, and concrete for a cool and dynamic appearance.

8. Make Your Bathroom Renovation Count

When you're renovating your bathroom, it's not just about making it look good - it's also about making it work better for you. Get help from professionals who know what they're doing. Holland Kitchen and Baths have been doing this for more than 30 years, and they're experts at turning kitchens and bathrooms into dream spaces. Call us at (860) 236-3111 to start transforming your bathroom into a cozy and personalized retreat.


Work With Our Top-Rated Bathroom Professionals!

If you have a clear bathroom idea or are still planning, a skilled contractor can give suggestions. Our advice is there to guide you, so have fun and enjoy the process! 

Holland Kitchen and Baths has been creating award-winning designs since 1986. Our team works on kitchen and bathroom redesigns and remodeling projects to transform your home into your dream home. Give us a call today at (860) 236-3111 to talk through your project.

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