Porcelain bathroom tiles are an ideal way of lengthening the time your bathroom walls and floors will last. The average floor and sub flooring in a home will only last about 60 years. With this being said, the sub flooring will only hold carpet or linoleum for about 10 years based on the water absorption factors. Since these types of floor coverings have water absorption rates that are higher than all others, it makes sense that they should not be installed in a bathroom where so much water is used. Porcelain bathroom tiles can last for as long as the sub flooring will last when properly installed and cared for.
As you consider which bathroom tile designs to select, each type of tile will have unique properties that may or may not provide characteristics that are good for your bathroom. Here are different material types for bathroom tile design along with advantages or disadvantages of each:
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Colors like blue, green and violet are viewed as serene or cool colors. Brighter colors like black or red add drama to the decor, absorb light and will make the room appear smaller. In rooms with plenty of windows and natural lighting, consider using darker tiles to offset the ambient lighting. You can also work in colors you want through the use of accent tiles and accessories.
If you have a more modest budget, one of the most important things is to make sure that the shower area is easily accessible. For example, some showers require a person to step up in order to enter the shower, while others are just walk-in showers. Whichever kind of shower you choose, it is important to note that it will have to be well installed in order to prevent leaks.
Diamond. This design is a variation of the diagonal. This is done by combining the box-style of border and the diagonal perspective. A huge diamond is created by putting a different colored tile around the main tile that is set in a diagonal pattern. The design can be done with different sizes of diamonds or in a repeating manner.