In India, the bathroom is a popular place for wall tiles. This is because there are no separate areas to separate the wet and dry parts of the toilet. In India, bathrooms are often equipped with an open and attached bathing area, which can expose the entire bathroom to splashes of water.
Water spillage is a concern in small and medium bathrooms, even though separate showers are becoming more common. Install ceramic tiles along the walls of toilets that are likely to be wet.
In addition to being beautiful, tiles make bathrooms easy to clean and maintain. You should carefully consider all factors before making your decision.
The Best Bathroom Tiles
The best bathroom tiles are those that create a feeling of cleanliness, safety, and enjoyment. These tiles must also have some practical aspects to them. Tiles, for example, are essential in protecting your bathroom walls against moisture damage.
Several factors influence the selection of tiles for your bathroom. You can get the best wall tiles for your bathroom by finding the balance between these factors within your budget.
1. Bathroom Size
Bathroom wall tiles are selected based on the size of the room. The size of ceramic and vitrified tiles varies depending on the surface.
The tile size can be determined by a number of factors, including the area covered with tiles. Estimate the location of the wall and the other regions, such as accent walls, cabinets, mirrors, etc. Install these items, except the accent wall (which you can go around), either over or around the tiles.
You can also see if you would like smaller tiles such as the 10.8×10.8cm, 10x20cm, or 10x30cm Heritage collection from H&R Johnson. The small tiles in your bathroom will give it a unique character. Small tiles allow you to experiment with different colors and designs.
Larger tiles will give a bathroom wall a new look and feel. Bathroom walls come in 30x60cm or 30x45cm sizes. Larger tiles, 60×120 cm or 80x160cm, are more popular in larger bathrooms.
The size of the tiles will also affect your choice of tile patterns. You can, for example, install 30x45cm or 30x60cm digitally coordinated tiles. The most popular way for bathroom walls is wooden planks (20x120cm).
2. Natural Light Options
The bathroom can be designed and used in harmony with nature if you have access to natural light. You will need to use artificial lighting if your bathroom is lacking in natural light. This lack of light may not have any major consequences, but it can make hygiene more difficult.
If your bathroom is dark, you should use tiles of lighter colors. Colors such as white, beige, pink, and other neutral shades can help distribute light evenly and prevent the bathroom from being a dark, depressing place.
You can choose darker colors or natural shades for your walls if you have a lot of natural light coming in through the window. Examples include leafy greens, purples, and ocean-blues.
Ventilation and natural lighting are usually connected. Your bathroom may be well-ventilated but still lack natural light. If ventilation is an issue, you may have trouble drying your bathroom after use.
In such a bathroom, you may wish to use tiles that have an anti-bacterial finish to prevent bacteria and mold. H&R Johnson’s germ-free tile offers a solution to this problem.
4. The shape of the bathroom space
The shape of your bathroom can influence how you place tiles, whether on the wall or floor. The condition of your bathroom will affect the placement of your floor tiles more than the walls.
If you have a large wall without any breaks, such as windows, pillars, or bends, it is easier to place larger tiles. If the wall has any of these protrusions, then smaller tiles are easier to install. It is easier to place smaller tiles as they require fewer adjustments and cutting on site.
Installing 20x120cm planks on curved walls vertically is easier than 30x60cm tiles.
5. Ceiling type
In general, Indian bathrooms don’t require ceiling tiles. If you have a low ceiling or sloping ceiling, you may want to consider tiling the surface.
For ceilings, smaller tiles from the H&R Johnson Heritage Collection are ideal. The top will be protected from moisture by tiling.
6. Vanity Structure
You will also need countertop tiles if you are planning to install a vanity and countertop in your bath. Match the color and pattern of the tiles to the wall tiles. You will also need to leave space for the vanity when installing the wall tiles.
A popular accent wall design is an accent wall above the vanity counter. You may choose wall tiles that are slightly different than the tiles used in the rest of the bathroom. You can choose a large slab of H&R Johnson’s Royale collection, which measures 80x240cm.
The tiles come in a High Gloss or Rocker finish with unique random patterns.
7. Maintenance & Hygiene
Bathrooms, whether in commercial or residential spaces, require a high level of hygiene and upkeep. Tiles are the most common surface of a bathroom and should protect it from mold and moisture.
The bathroom is easier to keep clean and dry with ceramic and vitrified tiles. The tiles are almost impervious to moisture due to the hard surface glaze. Ceramic tiles do not absorb moisture. This means that the likelihood of bacteria and mold growing on them is also very low.
In general, high-gloss wall tiles are best for bathrooms since they can be easily cleaned of water and soap stains. In dry areas, however, rocker or matt tiles can be used. Bathrooms are also a popular place to use 3D elevation tiles, particularly with accent wall decor. If you choose glossy 3D-punched tile, it will be easier to clean the border or accent decoration.
8. What delights you?
After you have considered all the practical and hygiene issues with tile installation, you can choose the design you love. Rocker finishes with earthy micro-veins will appeal to those who value natural beauty over artificial.
Digitally coordinated ceramic tiles, however, are the best choice when considering all other factors. These tiles come in hundreds of coordinated designs, including those with 3D embossed designs.
9. Budget and Tile Types
The price of tiles can be affected by several factors. The following are some of the factors that can affect the cost of tiles:
- Tiles are available in a variety of styles.
- The thickness of the tile base
- The tile density
- Surface finish
- Tile Size
You can choose tiles with lower thickness and density parameters if you’re looking for a tile wall. Vitrified ceramic tiles will be more expensive if they are of any type.
The price of germ-free ceramic tiles is higher than that of other ceramic tiles. H&R Johnson can provide expert advice on the best bathroom tiles for your budget.
H&R Johnson has the Best Bathroom Wall Tiles
When selecting the best bathroom wall tile, consider factors such as size, natural lighting, area of usage, and your favorite design. Hopefully, you will also be able to select a tile that is within your budget. One way to reduce your budget for tiling is to start with the wet areas.
It could be that the wall coverings in bathrooms are only 7 feet high. This is better than not tiling. However, it is still recommended to cover the entire wall as a bare wall can still absorb moisture.
H&R Johnson experts can help you determine your tile needs and the best place to purchase them. Bathroom wall tile costs are listed per square foot so that you can estimate the cost of tiling an entire bathroom.