Bathroom floors are big news. From timber look-a-likes to cool geo prints, bathroom flooring has sped up the style stakes to become a key design statement.
If you choose to have tiles fitted yourself after you’ve moved into your home, you could choose something slightly different. If you’re looking for a little inspiration to go it alone, here’s the latest trends…
It’s time to dust off your protractor and ruler, as geometric bathroom tiles are bang on trend this season for a chic, graphic vibe. They are mind-bogglingly beautiful with an almost 3-D effect in cubes, spheres, octagons and diamonds. Pretty powerful in slick black and white. If monochrome is too harsh for your tastebuds, try a subtle geo print in earthy hues and let the pattern flow seamlessly from your floors to the walls.
Design Tip: Keep the rest of your bathroom pure white and let the graphic tiles do the talking. And if you’re overhauling a small floor, swap tiles for easy-to-install vinyl
Real timber isn’t great for the wet, steamy conditions of the bathroom, but there is an alternative. Enter the new breed of wood-effect ceramic and porcelain floor tiles with photorealistic prints and touchy-feely textures that mimic the real thing. Choose rustic weather washed boards, rich exotic timbers and even luxe metallic effects that are practical and easy to clean.
Design Tip: Faux woods laid in a crisp chevron or herringbone pattern are where it’s at
Wallpaper can be tricky in the bathroom, yes? Then harness your floor – or the ‘fifth wall’ – with beautiful Moroccan-style tiles underfoot. Encaustic tiles are traditionally made from cement in soft, chalky hues with Mediterranean-inspired patterns. Great for the vacation-at-home vibe and the matt, velvety finish is perfect for slippery bathroom floors.
Design Tip: Patterned, Moorish-style floors look amazing with deep, dark walls in charcoal, indigo or rich emerald green
Unleash your imagination and go for a totally different look. Think chipboard-effect tiles, swirled oily look patterns and even pretty floral vinyls…