A successful bathroom renovation can transform your life and add significant value to your property, however, there’s a few common mistakes that many people make that can detract from the look and not give you the result you want. As one of the leading Tile & Bathroom showrooms, Perth homeowners rely on Ceramico, with over 50 years experience, we offer professional advice on tiles and bathroom accessories to suit your new build or renovation. Here’s 7 commonly made tile-related mistakes and how to avoid them.
Failing to plan can spell disaster. Take the time to look at the room as a whole and plan things out in detail. Determine the overall look you want to achieve, determine if you want floor to ceiling tiles, and also think about the tiling pattern you want. If choosing multiple tile styles, ensure they work harmoniously together and complement your chosen bathroom fixtures and fittings.
Spending Too Much on Tiles
With a seemingly endless array of beautiful tiles in an assortment of shapes, styles, textures, and tones, at affordable prices, there is no reason to blow your entire bathroom budget on tiles. Visiting a local tile showroom such as Ceramico, you will discover the latest trends in quality tiles and tile products sourced from around the world. From stunning porcelain and ceramic tiles to natural stone look tiles and more, we offer an impressive collection of high-quality tiles at affordable prices.
Choosing Shiny Tiles for the Floor
It may seem obvious, but bathroom floors inevitably get wet. As much as those shiny tiles look stunning on the walls, try to opt for a matte finish for floors to prevent dangerous slips. This is especially important for family bathrooms where young children will be using the space.
Not Considering the Lighting
Tile colours can appear different in various types of lighting, so be aware that your chosen tiles may appear lighter or darker once installed. It’s a good idea to request some sample tiles and view them in the space. Take note of how they look during the day when the sun’s natural light floods in, and how they look under artificial lighting.
Choosing an Inexperienced Tiler
Even the most expensive designer tiles can look unappealing if they are laid incorrectly or installed with poor quality adhesives and grout. When finding a tiler, be sure to check past examples of their work, and check reviews about their quality and service. You should also make sure they are experienced in laying the type of tiles you have chosen and the pattern you want, especially if the look you want to achieve is something out of the ordinary. A skilled tiler will advise you if there are any issues with the substrate or structure where the tiles are being laid and recommend the best way to lay particular tiles for the best result.
Under-Ordering Your Tiles
A vital part of planning a tiling project is figuring out the right number of tiles to order. There’s nothing more frustrating than your tiler getting most of the way through the job before you discover a shortage. Accurately measure the space, and then ask your local tile expert to help you calculate the quantity needed. Remember to take the tiling pattern into consideration, because some patterns will require more tiles due to the cutting needed. If in doubt, buy a little more than you think you need.
Choosing The Wrong Grout Colour
Grout is often an afterthought, but it really shouldn’t be. The colour of your grout can have a big impact on the overall aesthetic of the bathroom. Do you want a contrasting tone or a neutral colour that will blend in? Also keep cleaning in mind, as lighter colours will show grime more easily than darker hues.
Looking For Bathroom Tiles? Perth’s Ceramico is Your Trusted Tile Shop
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