Tiling a bathroom can get expensive, especially when you're using natural stone or beautiful glass mosaics. We think with the right combination of pricey - big-bang-for-your-buck - tile and inexpensive options, you can create an affordable designer bathroom.
Use expensive tiles where you will get the most impact with the least amount of material...
- If the bathroom is small, the floor may be a good option. If it's large, try creating an interesting pattern for the floor using tiles from varying price points where the expensive tile is just the detail.
- For custom shower enclosures, experiment with tiling only one wall with a focal, expensive, tile and clad the remaining walls with a more economical compliment. Showers and tub surrounds are also a great place to add a continuous band of pricey glass mosaics or stone within a wall of budget friendly tiles.
Create an interesting pattern with your inexpensive, simple white tile...
- Lay economical subway tile vertically for a new and fresh look, or line up the grout lines when it is laid horizontally for a more modern, grid-like appearance.
- Try mixing two different sizes of white ceramic tile together - lay them alternating every row, or choose one size as your dominant tile and create a detail band using the second.