Bathroom Tiling: Tips and Ideas

Tiles have a major impact on the overall look and feel of your bathroom and so it’s important to choose wisely. But walk into any tile showroom and the choice can be overwhelming, so what do you need to know to help you make the right decision?


For larger bathrooms we would normally recommend choosing 600mm x 600mm tiles for the floor. This requires less grout and is easier to keep clean. Choosing 300mm x 600mm tiles for the walls creates a contrast with the size of the floor tile. There is less wastage with smaller tiles.


Contrasting colours might appeal, but keeping the wall and floor tiles matching will create a more seamless look. You can add some punches of colour with tapware or bathroom accessories.

This ultimately makes a tiny space look proportionally larger. Choose lighter colours and watch your space visually expand.

White on White

‘White on white’ is one thing that has never gone out of fashion.  Colour will always date, instead, incorporate colours around your mirrors and cabinetry, or choose some brightly coloured towels.



After you have selected your perfect tile, it is time for grout selection. Choosing a contrasting grout colour to your tile will create emphasis on the grout lines and therefore make the space feel choppy and confined. If the grout and tiles are of similar or the same tone it will enhance the spacious impression you are looking for.


Tiles can be laid in a variety of patterns, however, the simplest and most common is the straight lay pattern.

Types of Tiles

Handmade tiles are usually a lot more expensive, however, they’ll give you texture and make a statement. Natural stone and concrete tiles are harder to maintain whereas porcelain and ceramic bathroom tiles are low maintenance. When choosing tiles, we recommend a timeless, classic approach. Choose a tiling aesthetic that you will be happy with for at least the next 10 years.



BRM Bathrooms choose to partner with Elegance Tiles, 690 Whitehorse Rd, Mitcham. We pass on trade prices for all tiles purchased through Elegance Tiles.