One important element that also determines the beauty and comfort of the room is a ceramic floor, including bathroom tile floors. This is due to the fact that ceramics have proven to be tough with water and moisture.
Choosing a bathroom tile floor practically easy and easy bother. You must be careful and observant because it will impact on durability, accuracy and suitability when applied. It further affects the atmosphere in the room and even the mood. This book of ideas, Homify will share tips on choosing bathroom tiles for you all.
Before choosing ceramics, you have to make sure the bathroom that you will make is included in the bathroom what criteria. The bathroom is divided into 2 namely dry bathroom and wet bathroom.
Dry bathroom can create a comfortable atmosphere because it is free from stagnant water. In terms of health it would be better because it is free from mosquito nests and younger awake. While the wet bathroom has the advantage of simplicity because it does not require long drains like a dry bathroom.
The following recommendations for the types of ceramics that are suitable for bathroom design:
Dry bathroom in general is divided into 2 parts. The first part for bathing just under the shower and the second part is dry other than under the shower.
For the bottom of the shower it seems inappropriate to use ceramics and would be more suitable to use natural stones such as large or small coral. You can arrange it in such a way as you wish, cement it and add plant decorations to add beauty. As for the dry bathroom there can choose patterned or plain ceramics according to taste and design.
Wet bathrooms are identical to puddles in either the main bath or complementary bathtub. Humid conditions cause water to seep, and even tend to be unsafe because it is prone to make people slip. Understanding this condition, it is appropriate to use coarse-textured ceramic flooring, or matte ceramic so it is not prone to slipping.
Ceramics with embossed motifs will be suitable for use. Besides the checkered motifs, floral motifs, wood motifs that appear can also be made attractive choices.
Size & Type of Ceramic Floor
The shape, size and style of the bathroom floor are made in various sizes and motifs. Generally measuring 20×20 cm or 25×25 cm or 20×30 cm. Its surface tends to be rough so it is not slippery. As for the bathroom wall surface is usually smooth. The size is 20×25 cm or 25×40 cm. It will look beautiful if the application is made in line between the floor and the wall.
Meanwhile, in terms of quality, ceramics can be grouped into several types namely KW 1, KW2 and KW 3. Prices also vary. At first glance the three almost no difference in color, size and also motifs. However, when viewed in more detail the differences appear on the packaging and size. Ceramic KW1 packaging is neater and the size is more accurate to the millimeter. Ceramic packaging KW2 and KW3 are not neat and the size is less precise so in the installation must be observant so that the ceramic grout looks straight.
There are several types of well-known ceramic brands on the market, including: Platinum, Milan, Granito, Roman, Hercules, Arowana and several other brands with varied prices.
If you are still confused about the size, the model will be used. Ask for advice from experts or friends who have bought and installed ceramics.
Tips on choosing ceramics
The Executive Director of Walker Zanger Showroom Facilities and Design, Kim Bernard, provided the right tips for choosing bathroom ceramics as follows:
- Choose the right ceramic, porcelain, or stone tiles. The reason is simple, tiles of that type are available in various sizes and shapes. Some types of tiles made of natural stone, such as marble and limestone, are suitable for use as wall coverings for showers in bathrooms. Only, you need to make sure that the stones have been given a layer that makes it resistant.
- Make sure the tile material is not slippery. This is closely related to the safety and comfort of bathroom users. When wet, ceramics that are very glossy are usually slippery. You are advised to look for ceramics that are not too shiny.
Bernard also reminded that although stone tiles can be used as bathroom floor coverings, some types of stone are not strong if they have to be used in steam bathrooms. You should avoid using dark colored limestone in wet bathroom areas. Meanwhile, in choosing patterns and colors, Bernard suggests white as the most neutral color.
In addition to natural stone materials, glass tiles can be another alternative and are in great demand because of their availability in many colors and sizes. This type of tile gives “depth” and sparkle in the bathroom.
Revousi technology of the world of porcelain tiles allows you to get a representation of any style. Starting from stone to wood. Actually, any style can be applied in the bathroom such as wood patterns. No need to use wood-based materials, just take ceramics with these patterns. You might also consider using mosaic tiles for the sloping shower area in the bathroom. Mosaic tiles are easier to use on uneven terrain in the bathroom.
If your bathroom has a narrow dimension, the following tips will be very useful.
Here are some examples of harmony between themes and colors reported from a building site:
Ethnic-style dwellings can use exposed wood elements, such as gray ceramic colors, white and beige / yellow alloys, brown and terracotta.
- Residential modern or minimalist style will suit ceramic colors soft and not crowded, such as white or the color of cement.
- Residential natural style matches with natural stone or bamboo patterned ceramics, so that it supports the natural atmosphere to be exhibited.
- Classic style housing fitted with ceramics such as marble or granite. If you want to have an elegant and elegant atmosphere, you should choose patterns like that or baroque motifs.
- Mediterranean-style dwelling in harmony with cream colors, brown or earth, or which has a gradation of both colors.
- Ideal country-style housing using floral or geometry patterns. Besides the color combination, another important thing to consider is the quality, style and material that makes it easy for you to perform maintenance.
Here are some considerations in choosing a bathroom floor tile:
Adjust the budget
There will be many choices of models and types of ceramics on the market. You can buy expensive ceramics or cheap quality ceramics. The most important thing is to adjust to your needs and budget.
Adjust the type & size
Ceramics have the 4 most common types of coating namely satin, glossy (glossy), has a texture and also matte, all four types of ceramics have a smooth and non-slippery texture. For wet bathroom areas, you should choose a ceramic that is not slippery texture so it is safe when stepped on, especially if the bathroom is more often used by children or seniors. In addition, the texture of ceramic that is not slippery will make it easier for you to clean moss and mold that often landed on the wet area.
While for glossy ceramics it is recommended to be installed on the bathroom wall. This will make it easier for you to clean it from the remaining soap or mold and mildew.
For the size of ceramics in harmony with the size of the bathroom owned so that ceramics can be used to the maximum. Therefore, measure the bathroom carefully. Also pay attention to the flow of electricity because this will be the determinant of the level of the slope of the floor towards the disposal. Another element that is also important to note is the synchronization between the layout and the size of the room. The bathroom is small, large size ceramics will give a broad impression as well as the size of ceramics that are made extending horizontally.
Align with Themes
Be sure to choose a ceramic pattern and color that matches the bathroom theme. Select ceramic colors carefully. If the room is less exposed to ceramic sunlight with bright hues can be an alternative, and vice versa.
Ceramic designs for both the floor and bathroom walls also influence the end result in line with the theme of the house. Decorative ceramics such as listello, dot corner or panel, may be inserted to give the bathroom a more beautiful feel.
Even though it seems trivial, ask the material shop whether the product purchased has a warranty or not. This will facilitate the return or exchange if the goods are damaged or damaged when opened. Likewise with the stock of motifs, make sure you measure the needs of the bathroom properly and ensure the presence of ceramic stock if there is an accident, for example a broken ceramic tile