What flooring makes a bathroom look bigger?

What flooring makes a bathroom look bigger?

Bathrooms can sometimes feel a little cramped. Older homes often had small bathrooms so that other rooms could be bigger. Who would want to spend a lot of time in the bathroom, anyway?

Before you can choose tiles for your bathroom that will make it look bigger, you need to know what kinds of tiles are out there. Tiles are not all created equal and are made from different materials. Some styles, like natural stone tiles, also have specific cleaning requirements, so step 1 in any bathroom tile makeover is to choose the correct type of tile for each surface.


  1. Keep It Simple!

When you start looking for new bathroom tiles, you will fall in love with many of them. There are so many options that you’ll wish you had 10 bathrooms to tile so you could use all of them. Replacing your bathroom tiles yourself is not as daunting as it may seem and can be a fun DIY project.

You want your bathroom space to look airy, spacious, and welcoming, so it must look clean and uncluttered. It may look cosy if you incorporate many different patterns and designs, but it probably won’t make your bathroom look bigger.

That is not to say you need to be boring when you start remodelling your bathroom! It’s a fun project, and you won’t believe how using the right tiles can make a room look much bigger and more open.

If you fall in love with a tile with a lot of patterns, use it as an accent. Choose the rest of your tiles based on the ones you really want, but keep them plain and light-coloured.


  1. Match the tiles on the floor and the walls of the bathroom.

It would be a big job to knock down walls to make your bathroom bigger, but it’s easy to trick your eyes by using tiles that match. Using the same, or very similar, toned tile on the floor and walls makes it difficult to see where the floor space ends and the walls begin.

This makes a small room seem instantly bigger. If you want to try this method, make sure the tiles you choose can be used on the floor of a bathroom. They shouldn’t get too slippery when wet, and you might need to use a special sealant because floor tiles soak up a lot more water than wall tiles do.


  1. To make a small bathroom look bigger, use light colours.

You might have heard that wearing black or dark colours makes you look thinner. This is because light colours reflect light and dark colours take in more light. If you want your bathroom to look bigger, you can use the same idea.

If you use white or light neutral-coloured tiles, your bathroom will look bigger right away. And neutral light colours don’t have to be boring or make the room look like a hospital bathroom. All-white bathroom tiles can look chic and timeless if they have different textures or accent tiles in certain places.


  1. Use Long Format Tiles to Make Your Bathroom Appear Bigger

The way we do things has changed because of long tiles. Laying long format tiles, so they flow horizontally on the bathroom walls will extend the appearance of the room’s length.

In the same way, you can make the floor flow by using long-format tiles. Just make sure you lay them out in a way that leads to the bathroom. Your eyes should move forwards along the length of the tiles so that the bathroom looks like it has more depth.


  1. Put mirror tiles in a small bathroom to make it look bigger.

Incorporating mirror tiles is one of the most effective ways to make your bathroom look bigger using tile. Large mirror tiles can be put on a wall to make light bounce around. This works really well if you put them in front of a window. It will look like your bathroom has two windows instead of one because of the reflection. It opens up the room right away, making it look bigger.

Mirror tile might not be a good choice right next to a toilet or outside a shower, where it might get a lot of steam. But if you use it as a bold focal point, it can make a small bathroom feel a lot bigger.


  1. Keep the tiling the same all over the bathroom.

Using the same tiles on the floor inside the shower is an elegant way to make a small bathroom look much bigger if it has a glass shower cubicle. Avoid tiling that divides the entrance to a shower or that has a lot of patterns on the shower floor. This can make your bathroom feel smaller.


  1. Stack the tiles vertically

If your bathroom’s ceiling is really low, it can feel much smaller than it actually is. This can make a small room feel like a cave, which is the last thing you want when you’re trying to relax in your bathtub.

You look taller when you wear vertical stripes, and you can use the same idea to good effect when you tile your bathroom. If the ceiling is low, putting the tiles on the wall vertically instead of horizontally will make the room look taller.


  1. Use a floating vanity so you can see the bathroom tile.

Choosing the right tiles for your bathroom can make it feel much bigger, but if your beautiful new tiles are hidden by big furniture, the effect may be lost. To make a small bathroom look bigger, you should keep things open and let the eye move around the room without stopping.

Setting a floating vanity into the wall will make the bathroom look bigger because the tiles will be visible all around the unit. Floating units are also a lot easier to clean underneath than free-standing furniture.


Choosing to tile can be a big decision, so you should choose wisely. But if you love one type of tile more than any other, go ahead and use it. You can do more than just change the tiles to make a small bathroom look bigger. Make your bathroom a place you enjoy being in.


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