Choosing bathroom tile can be difficult. It’s a big job, and it requires you to consider everything from aesthetics to budget. It’s also a project that requires careful planning, because if you don’t like your tile choice after installation, it’s very expensive and time consuming to remove the tile and start over!
Consider the function of the tile
Think about the function of your tile. What you need it to do, and where will the tiles be installed? If you’re looking for something that will stand up to moisture, opt for porcelain without a glaze. If you want something durable and easy to clean, go with ceramic tiles in white or another light color. And if you want tiles with a lot of texture, don’t be afraid to choose something like slate!
You’ll also want to consider size in relation to placement. Smaller tiles are great for backsplashes (and sometimes accent walls), but larger ones can make a more dramatic statement on floors and walls alike, but be sure your room is big enough before going too big! How wide are doorways? How far away is the shower? Make sure there’s space between any grout lines so they don’t get damaged over time by water pressure against them or other things hitting them while cleaning/sweeping around after use, this applies both inside tubs & showers as well as outside shower doors themselves if applicable within bathrooms or other wet rooms such as kitchens etc…
Focus on durability
Durability is important for bathroom tiles, because they’re exposed to moisture. When you’re choosing a tile, look at its durability rating and make sure it’s appropriate for your intended purpose. For example, if you want a tile that can withstand scrubbing with a sponge or cleaning mop (or even being hit by a heavy object), then choose one with a high rating on the Mohs hardness scale.
If you want to test this yourself, just try scratching the surface of your chosen ceramic, porcelain or glass product with an item from around your house, like your keys or fingernail clippers, and notice how easily it scratches off. You should also check whether certain stains will affect its appearance; if they do affect its appearance after installation in your home (such as water spots), then consider looking into different types of materials instead.
Different types of materials
Harder materials like stone or marble are typically more expensive and require more maintenance than softer materials like ceramic or porcelain, but they also look better over time as they age. They’re also less likely to chip or scratch, which means they will last longer than softer tiles if they get hit by something heavy like a falling bar of soap or shampoo bottle. However, harder materials tend to be more slippery than softer ones, so if you have small children who might be prone to falling in their bathtubs then it might not be worth the extra cost of using hard materials.
Soft materials like ceramic and porcelain are easy to clean and maintain, but they don’t last as long as harder materials when it comes to chips and scratches from everyday use. You’ll also want to avoid using these types of tiles if you have small children who might drop heavy items into their bathtubs because they’re more likely than their hard counterparts break under pressure.