Time for a Bathroom Remodel? Go for It!
Is it finally time to start that bathroom tile remodel? You’ve worked hard to scrub out the ugly and it just isn’t getting any prettier. Given the amount of time you spend in there, don’t you deserve a bathroom that’s both functional and beautiful? A bathroom tile remodel doesn’t have to be as daunting as it sounds. With the right help and the right tile selections for the application, your bathroom remodel can go smoothly. Take a look at a few tips and trends here and when you’re ready, be sure to let us know how our St. Louis Tile experts can be of assistance.
Bathroom Tile Trends
If you’re suffering through old, chipped tiles and once-pristine grout that’s now well past its prime, imagine delightful wall tiles in shapes like hexagon, elongated subway (now in bright colors), or fish-scale tiles, while you’re standing on your new travertine bathroom floor. Easy to clean. Easy to maintain. Lovely to look at.
For a more eclectic look, consider glass mosaics in soft, watery shades of blues and greens. Impermeable to mold, mildew and water, and super easy to clean, glass mosaics add light and sparkle to any space. Think of it as jewelry for the bath! For aging in place, use a slip-resistant porcelain tile with an intricate mosaic inset to add pizzazz.
If you’d like to turn your old shower unit into a spa-like retreat on a budget, select porcelain tiles in soothing shades of vanilla, gray, or pristine white. While you’re at it, why not remove that rarely used bathtub and add a new tile shower base with a pebble texture? Summer is a great time to make your old bathroom a place you love to spend time. It’s where you start and end your day–make it a serene, inviting space that makes you say “ahhh!”
Small Tile Updates, Big Impact
Don’t want to re-do, just update? Here are some small tile ideas that pop, no matter the size of your bathroom. Consider your overall budget, then plan accordingly. For minor, fun updates, you can often expand the tile budget because your update won’t require many tiles. Think mosaics around the mirror, an accent border in the shower, or one wall with colorful Italian or French countryside tiles... Here are a few ways to get a new look without breaking the bank.
- Tile just the focal wall—the wall you first see when you look at the bathroom. Or, tile a wall to draw the eye away from something less visually pleasing. Consider standard-sized ceramic tiles, smaller ceramic, stone or marble mosaic
- Select an interesting shape—hex, fish-scale, fan, octagon, subway or elongated subway in an eye-catching color for the wall of your space. If an entire wall is not in the budget, apply tile up the sides of the vanity to the ceiling. Make your bathroom stunning and add ceiling height with one simple change.
- Add luxury vinyl plank floor tile. Waterproof and easy to add heating (for most styles), you’ll love the feel. Available in assorted stone and wood-looks, you’ll also love the ease of cleaning and maintaining this floor.
- Small floor space? Go big with black and white mosaic tile and don’t worry about the budget. Remember, it’s small.
Tile Showroom Close to You
St. Louis Tile has one of the largest in-stock tile selections in the area. Because we craft relationships with buyers, we not only have great quality, we also have great prices. When it comes to tile, knowing where it comes from and how to care for it are equally important. Our friendly designers can help you from initial design and style, what will work best in each room, and how to DIY, or we have installers we can recommend who make it even easier. We love to help and are here when you need us, 7 days a week. Consultations are free and our showroom is chocked full of ideas.
Go ahead–schedule a free consultation today and cross that tile project off your to-do list. We simplify the task and give you the peace of mind you need to take the next step to enjoying your dream bathroom. It’s what we do! St. Louis Tile is located just a few minutes from all areas of the greater St. Louis area.