When it's time to replace or install bathroom tiles in your home, you may be overwhelmed by all the choices and options you have. Most homeowners will need to balance the look they want with their budget, but there are many other factors to consider when choosing tiles as well. Note a few of those factors here so you can ensure you opt for the right tile style for your home.
1. For ease of installation
If you want to install tiles on your own, you want to choose those that are purposely made to be easy to install. One such choice would be peel-and-stick tiles. These are usually a strong laminate material that have a backing that you literally peel off. Then you stick the tile to the floor. These tiles are often made to look like slate or stone, and because they come in squares, they also look like they have real grout in between each tile.
Other styles of peel-and-stick tiles include a laminate wood flooring option. These come in longer strips as well as squares so you can more readily fit them to your bathroom floor. If you have wood floors in your home, these can offer a more cohesive look in all the rooms. Be sure you prep the floor before installing the peel-and-stick tile; it's good to clean the tiles you already have with rubbing alcohol to ensure you remove all dust and dirt, and you may need to put down plywood over a cement floor to create a level surface for installation.
2. For maximum savings
Porcelain and ceramic mimic the look of natural stone but are typically more affordable than marble and slate. These materials are made to look just like the natural stone, but may be created with more texture to protect you from slipping. This can make these tiles more affordable as well as safer for you.
To save on tiles but still get the look you want, consider small honeycomb tiles. Thee offer a retro, vintage look for your bathroom and are usually very affordable. They often come in large squares so you can install them in larger sections, and not one small tile at a time.
Vinyl tiles are also still a very popular option, and these may come in a peel-and-stick variety or long sheets that you cut and fit to your bathroom. Vinyl tiles today also mimic the look of other materials, including slate and natural stone. They are not usually as durable as laminate but are very affordable.
For more information, contact a company like Herrmann Tiles.