Bathrooms are very personal spaces. They are the room where you officially begin your mornings and end your nights. You want them to provide the right environment, and that will include choosing the right flooring. Here’s what you should take into account when picking your bathroom tile.
Amount of Light
Due to their positioning, size, and function, bathrooms tend to not get a lot of light. After all, people don’t spend as much time in them and they usually require some artificial light anyway. However, some people still want a naturally well-lit bathroom. The best way to improve upon the amount of light that enters your bathroom is to choose the right flooring. White and light-colored tiles will help bounce the light that comes in through the window off the floor and distribute it across the room, reducing the need for artificial light during daylight hours. If you feel like your bathroom has enough light as is or would rather just resort to artificial light anyway, darker colors will still prove to be aesthetically cohesive and practical.
Texture and Temperature
The thing about tile in the bathroom is that it will constantly be in contact with bare feet. Because of this, a lot of people’s personal preferences will come into play at the time of selecting the right flooring. Some tiles will absorb less heat than others, meaning that they will be colder to the touch of bare feet. Darker tiles will absorb more heat and will, therefore, cause less of a contrast in temperature when stepping onto it. Textures will also be relevant in this situation. After all, some will want a more rugged surface that makes slipping less likely, while others prefer surfaces that are smoother to their touch. The good thing is that you don’t have to choose between one or the other. There are plenty of different options and a full spectrum of textures to choose from.
Humidity and Moisture
We don’t need to tell you that bathrooms are very humid spaces. Between showers, baths, and sinks, plenty of water makes its way to the bathroom floor. If you use tiles with a high water absorption rate, the tiles will accumulate moisture and build humidity up. Sandstone, for example, will absorb a lot of water, which is why it’s rarely used in bathrooms or wet environments in general. Porcelain, on the other hand, will not. This means that the water will be easier to dry on a porcelain floor with a towel or cloth, in turn keeping the humidity in check. A good tile distributor or contractor should be able to point you in the direction of the more humidity-resistant bathroom tiles.
When you pick the tile patterns for your bathroom, you will have no shortage of options. That’s certainly true if you trust us at Amirian Home to provide you with countless alternatives. We distribute tiles from some of the best-known tile manufacturers in the world in order to offer the best selections possible. Our catalog has hundreds of different bathroom tiles for you to choose from. For more information, browse through our online catalog, visit our Glendale showroom, or give us a call at (818) 500-8505.