So, you’re redoing your bathroom—great! In addition to perusing new light fixtures, counters, mirrors and more, you’re likely looking at tiles. To help, we’ve compiled several tips for choosing a better bathroom tile.
Think about versatility. To truly draw your bathroom together, you will likely want a tile that translates to floor and wall. Visualize the tile in each space to make sure it moves seamlessly.
Size matters. Should you go big or small? There is a lot to think about. A small tile will call for more grouting (think having to clean more mold), but a larger tile tends to be more slippery if used on a wet floor or in the shower area. However, a smaller tile is good for fitting in unique spaces, such as a built-in shower shelf or bench.
Going for glass? Choose smaller. Glass tiles can be finicky, as they can show mold or moisture that may squeeze behind the tile during its lifetime. That said, if going with glass, choose a smaller tile so any upcoming imperfections will be less apparent.
Choose by cleaning frequency. Be honest: How often do you want to clean your bathroom? If you enjoy cleaning and do it frequently, small tiles with lots of crannies will be fine for you. If you prefer to clean less frequently, a wider tile—or even a ceramic or glass panel—may be better for you.