3 Tiling Tips For Small Bathrooms

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The colour, size and way in which you arrange tiles has a dramatic effect on the overall look and mood of your modern bathroom. Certain tiles can create a luxurious haven by expanding the look of the room, while others can make the space look gloomy and cramped; therefore, choosing the best tiles for a smaller bathroom requires careful planning, accurate measurement of the space and considered design decisions. Although the choice of tiling is subjective to different tastes and desires, these are the key factors to keep in mind to enhance the look and feel of a tiny bathroom.


Tiles come in all shapes and sizes, so it can be overwhelming to know which type will enhance your bathrooms look. While small tiles are the obvious choice for a small space, it is not always the best decision when trying to make the space seem larger. The number of small tiles required coupled with excess grout can make the room look cluttered, busy and ultimately smaller – which is not ideal if you’re trying to expand the space! Medium to large tiles with rectified edges are recommended to create a clean and symmetrical look with fine grout lines. Better yet, grout matching the colour of the tiles will make the room feel larger streamlined.


Colour is a very important element in helping create a certain mood for a bathroom. As a rule of thumb, the lighter the tile colour, the larger the room will look and feel. It is recommended to choose white, neutral or light grey shades with a glossy finish to reflect both natural and artificial. This allows the eye to seamlessly travel across the room, make the space feel open and the ceiling look higher.


The layout can be tricky due to different positioning of fixtures to work tiles around, but it is best to lay tiles in a diagonal pattern to trick the eye into thinking the room is bigger than what it is. Our gaze is drawn to the diagonal points of the tile, and makes it difficult to figure out how many tiles have been used. If a diagonal layout is not suitable for the space, consider choosing rectangular tiles. If you want to room to look taller, situate rectangular tiles vertically. If your bathroom is narrow, lay them horizontally to give an impression of a wider space.

When purchasing tiles for your bathroom it is important to keep in mind the size, colour and layout that would be suit the space and enhance the size. Make the space your own personalised haven!