Inspiration and DIY Modern Bathroom Tile Ideas

 
 

MODERN BATHROOM TILE IDEAS

If you've lived with an outdated bathroom for years, starting a long-awaited remodeling project can be an exciting step. You can make your bathroom an elegant, modern space that is not only used for practical purposes, but also for relaxation. By mimicking a luxury spa or even a rustic vacation cottage, you can create a serene environment you will enjoy for years to come. With a stylish tile that complements your surrounding decor, you can create a bathroom that's truly unique. Here are a few bathroom tile ideas to help inspire your next project.

Experiment with Different Sizes, Shapes, Textures

Rather than using a traditional 12 x 12 or 6 x 6 inch square tile, incorporate unique tile patterns and sizes into your bathroom design. Large porcelain tile, for example, can be made using the latest imaging techniques for an incredibly realistic interpretation of stone. You can use this style of tile in varying sizes on both the floors and walls for a sleek, realistic look.

Features Exquisite porcelain tile

Smaller glass mosaic tiles can be mixed in with neutral tiles to brighten up your bathroom. They will help to add depth to your design, and the unique colors will make the space appealing to the eye. In addition, you can use glass mosaic tiles to add an attractive backsplash behind your vanity or sink.

Another option is to incorporate porcelain tile that looks like wood into your bathroom floor. These tiles offer the warmth and natural look of hardwood floors, but with easier upkeep and greater resistance to moisture. You can opt for a stained-look finish or go with a natural look to make your space feel more rustic.

If you prefer a classic style with a modern twist, incorporate geometric-shaped tile into your bathroom. This tile looks great on the floor, backsplash, or even as an accent within your shower. You can get creative with geometric tiles and create a design that is truly original.

Features Matte White with Matte White Dot mosaic tile on the floor

Keep Water Resistance in Mind

When choosing tiles, keep in mind the amount of humidity and water that's present in your bathroom. Ceramic and porcelain tiles are always great choices for bathroom flooring because they are extremely water resistant. With today's range of water-resistant styles, there is plenty of room to have a stylish and durable design.

Go Natural with Travertine

If you love the authentic look of natural stone, travertine is a great choice for your bathroom. This stone tile will last for a long time and comes in a wide range of colors to match almost any decor. Travertine can also be sealed to resist water infiltration, and is relatively easy to care for.

Features Durango 16x16 Travertine on the floor with Kimona Silk in Chai Tea 2x24 field tile and 2x2 mosaic around the tub

Incorporate Tile Accents

To elevate the grandeur of a small bathroom, opt for the same color scheme on both the walls and floor. Salerno™ ceramic tile, which is a great option for both walls and floors, provides a neutral backdrop that you can dress up with more ornate accent tiles. To jazz up a neutral pattern, for example, add a row of accent tiles to define the space around your bathtub or shower.

Features Almond 6x8 field tile with City Lights in Hollywood 1/2x1/2 mosaic on the wall and around the tub

As overall bathroom design has evolved to become more chic and modern, floor tiles have also changed. Today's bathroom tile options are available in a wide range of materials, colors, and styles. If you're starting a bathroom remodel, visit a Daltile design gallery to find more bathroom tile ideas and check out the wide array of options available.