July 16, 2018
For most of us, our bathroom is our morning sanctuary.
We rise, sometimes sleepy-eyed, and stumble to the bathroom to wash away yesterday’s worries and start the day fresh. Your bathroom is a personal space where you have time to reflect, ponder and dream while preparing yourself to face the day.
When you spend so much time in a room, you want it to look its best. But how easy is it to achieve your dream bathroom feel and look? Where do you even begin?
To pick the perfect tiles for your bathroom, you need to consider cost, durability, aesthetics and most importantly, whether the tiles can withstand large amounts of water.
Porcelain tiles are a tile, which is made from silica sand and a much more resilient product than traditional ceramic tiles, as they are denser.
From an aesthetic point of view, porcelain tiles are ideal for any home, as they can mimic the look of other tile materials, such as limestone or granite. These tiles are also available in a range of different colours, patterns, and shapes to suit your own style.
Porcelain tiles can also come glazed or unglazed; unglazed tiles are a better choice for bathrooms, as they are highly slip resistant, and more scratch and abrasion resistant than their glazed counterparts. Thanks to their practicality, unglazed tiles are a smart choice in commercial bathroom settings that experience heavy foot traffic.
Whether you’re hunting for a clean, minimalist look, a rough, earthy feel, or just looking for tiles that require little maintenance; porcelain tiles may be the best fit for you.
Stone has been used as a surface material for thousands of years, thanks to its durability and accessibility. It is also a desirable material, as the stone can be imperfect, giving it a “different” look to your usual sleek tiles or surfaces.
There are several types of stone tiles that you can use in your bathroom, including granite, marble, limestone, travertine, and slate.
Although natural stone is quite a durable material, renovators and home builders should take careful note before surfacing their bathrooms with it. As stone is naturally porous, it will require a waterproof membrane to protect it from the splashes, puddles, and moisture that can build up in your bathroom. It is also important to ensure the stone is correctly sealed around showers, sinks, and bathtubs to avoid moisture getting in and any staining occurring.
Glass and Mosaics
When you think of glass in a bathroom, your mind might automatically jump to the shower screen, but have you ever considered glass as an option for your wall panels, flooring or splashback? At Myaree Ceramics we have an extensive range of luxurious glass panels from Sicis. These panels vary in size and colour and can be custom made to fit any space.
Sicis also produce a magnificent range of Mosaic glass tiles which truly create an air of luxury. They come in a range of colours, sizes, and shapes, which encourage you to get creative and create simple or intricate patterns in your space.
A drawcard of using glass tiles is that they stain, mould and water resistant, and they are easy to clean! For those who are environmentally conscious, you will be pleased to know that manufacturing mosaic glass tiles requires about half the energy used to produce a ceramic tile.
There are many options when it comes to tiling your bathrooms, so let the team at Myaree Ceramics help to advise you on the best match for your home. Contact the team at Myaree Ceramics today for professional advice and top quality products.