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Creative Uses for Tile in the Bathroom

Posted by Daltile Team on Dec 22, 2014 8:52:00 AM

Gallery porcelain tile in orange on the wall.

Looking for bathroom tile ideas? Did you know that tile isn’t just for the floor or the shower anymore? Tile is more than just a functional bathroom floor covering. It can be the canvas for beautiful décor, or a stand-alone work of art.

Tile can make a cramped bathroom seem bigger or create a luxurious spa-like atmosphere. There are thousands of colors, textures, patterns, and designs available to put a new face on any bathroom. Try working it into your bathroom designs in some of the following ways.


First Snow Elegance marble tile on the wall.

Tile on the walls provides a water resistant covering for the bathroom. It’s durability in high-moisture environments protects your home from water damage.

You can use a neutral colored tile so you can highlight other features of your bathroom, or you can get creative. Don’t limit yourself to the traditional idea of tile. Include stone, wood-look, and glass tiles in addition to ceramic or porcelain as you brainstorm bathroom tile ideas.


Petrified Forest travertine tile on the floor.

Tile on floors is nothing new, but there are plenty of new ways to use floor tile. Since tile comes in so many sizes and styles, your design options are limitless. Love chevrons or dots? Incorporate your favorite patterns right into your custom floor.

A popular way to make your floor distinctive is to create a mosaic. Design a traditional bathhouse mosaic or take it to an all-new modern level with shapes and colors that match your desire for the different.

Natural stone is another trendy yet timeless way to go for a bathroom floor. The natural colors and imperfections create an welcoming environment that doesn’t require much decoration.

Showers and Tub Decks

Urban Metals straight-joint mosaic in Stainless.

Covering your shower from floor to ceiling with tile is a great way to protect the wettest part of your bathroom. But who says you can’t have some fun while you’re at it?

Give your shower some depth by adding textured tile or accents. The shower pictured above uses Noir Linen 12 x 24 on the walls from the Fabrique series with 4 x 12 accent tile.


Boost your creativity for your bathroom design. Visit Daltile for a sophisticated selection of tile today.




Topics: Remodel, Redesign, Bathroom Tile Ideas

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