2 Beautiful And Unusual Contemporary Tiling Looks For Your New Bathroom

Posted on: 4 June 2017

Tiling is an essential part of creating a practical and functional bathroom conversion. Tiles are durable, water-resistant and easy to clean and maintain in a room that is prone to mould and mildew growth. If you're planning a bathroom renovation and you think that opting for more modern and unusual materials for your splashbacks and shower recess might result in a more contemporary and interesting look, then think again.

Modern wall tiles are no longer the generic, bland and basic bathroom feature that they once were. With a stunning array of colours, shapes and sizes available, you can create a bathroom look that's bold, eye-catching and unique. Here are two stunning ideas for bathroom tiles that you might like to try in your new bathroom:

1. A monochromatic mosaic

Mosaic tiles have always been a popular feature for tiling. Most commonly, the mosaic features a decorative pattern made up of a variety of different shaped and coloured tiles. Another popular look is to use a random application of small, multi-coloured tiles.

For a more unusual and more elegant look, why not create a monochromatic mosaic? This involves selecting a variety of tiles in slightly different shades of the same colour. You can opt for tiles which are all the same size and shape or a varied selection arranged in a loose pattern.

This style of mosaic creates a more subtle effect than the more commonly used mosaic designs. However, the beautiful, ripple-like effect created as light reflects off the tiles makes this look one which will enhance and modernise your new bathroom.

2. A geometric 3D design

To create a visually arresting and stylish bathroom tile look, creating a geometric pattern that produces a 3D illusion may be a great option. This may sound like a complicated thing to complete but it's a lot simpler than you might imagine.

There are a few different ways to get this look but the easiest way is to use a simple combination of square and diamond shaped tiles. When applied in the right formation, these two simple tiles will produce a tiled wall that looks like three-dimensional cubes.

To introduce some colour and to make the 3D design really pop, you can add a few tiles in randomly in two or three different colours. This will transform your bathroom tiles into a striking yet functional work of modern art.

If one of these ideas sounds like the perfect tile choice for your bathroom, then the next step is to find the right tiles to complete the project. Visit your local tile supplier or browse the wide selection that's available online to find the tiles which will help you to achieve your contemporary bathroom vision.