Are you renovating your bathroom? Floor-to-ceiling tile designs are an extraordinary way to make any bathroom look luxurious. From complex patterns and designs in small tiles, to expansive, wide open large format tiles, floor-to-ceiling really makes the tile itself shine. Here’s what you need to know if you want to incorporate this trend into your bathroom design.
Why is everyone going crazy over floor-to-ceiling bathroom tile? It turns out, there are a lot of benefits. Floor-to-ceiling bathroom tiles have been traditionally used in European and luxury homes, as a way of creating a “wet room.” Some advantages include:
If you’re renovating your bathroom, it’s worth considering these advantages. But how do you design for floor-to-ceiling tile?
One of the methods of incorporating floor-to-ceiling bathroom tile is to create an accent wall. While you might not want brightly-colored tiles on every surface of your bathroom, a single wall can be offset quite nicely. This is an opportunity to use detailed, textured, and otherwise unique tiles in your design. It’s also less expensive than tiling the entire room.
Color, style, and size of tile need to be considered when installing tiles floor-to-ceiling. Busy patterns are going to be distracting if the tile is everywhere. Large format tiles tend t o make a space look bigger, while smaller tiles can provide intricate and interesting designs. Subway tiles, when placed horizontally or vertically, can be used to lengthen or widen the appearance of a wall.
Sometimes running tile all the way up to the ceiling isn’t desirable. If you have a ceiling that runs higher than average, allowing for a more light-toned upper wall and ceiling can make the room feel larger. The proportions of the room will tell you how high to go; floor-to-ceiling tile doesn’t necessarily need to run all the way up.
Installing floor-to-ceiling bathroom tile on your own can be a challenge.
To install floor to ceiling tile, you must:
The process is similar for any wall tile, but it can be quite the job. Many people will find that it’s easier to hire a professional than try to struggle through a complete tile installation themselves.
Are you ready to start looking at tiles? Come down to the showroom at Standard Tile to learn more.