When you choose to redo your tiles for your bathroom, planning is essential. Spend some time on it. Take a look at your bathroom. What size is it? Do you prefer light or dark tiles? Print out your house floor-plan that shows the exact size of your bathroom. It will help you big time in the shop when buying. Here are some tips that helps you to prepare to buy your tiles:
Figure out your budget first.
It is very wise to have a budget in mind and stick to it. Tiles can come at all shapes, sizes, styles, and prices. The cost can get out of control really quick, so have a budget in mind. Ceramic is the least expensive option. The next step is porcelain. The advantage of porcelain, if it is chipped then you will not see a different color material below the surface as it happens with cheaper ceramic tiles.
Dark or Light?
If you do have a lot of natural light in your bathroom then dark can be Ok. However, if you do not have too much natural light in your bathroom then light colored tile can be a better choice so it feels more light.
Small or large tile size.
Larger tiles feel more safe and elegant to your bathroom. It Also feels more modern, while smaller tiles feel more traditional, so make your choice in advance.
Diagonally laid tiles.
If your bathroom is smaller, then maybe the tiles can be laid out diagonally. This will also give you a feeling of more space and more modern look.
Pick your color scheme
It is also a very good idea to pick your colors in advance and make sure if they are harmonizing together. It will also make easier to pick the bathroom accessories easier. Also, there is the rule of three, meaning that try to use no more than three colors for your tiles. This is also true if you are picking smaller mosaic sized tiles for your bathroom.
Cleaning and taking care
When choosing tiles for your bathroom, it is also important to think about how much time it takes to clean your tiles. The ceramic and porcelain tiles are easier to clean then the tiles that are made of natural stone for example.
To slip or not to slip
It is very important to choose tile for your bathroom that is not slippering. Remember, your and your family life and health can depend on it. Do not choose tiles with a slippery surface.