Patterned bathroom floor tiles are all the rage these days, but after spending a few months in Europe these last few years wandering through medieval villages and seeing amazing patterned tile floors from the middle ages, this clearly is not a new trend, it is one that has been around for ages and is making a fantastic resurgence. One of the most fun places to use patterned bathroom floor tiles is a bathroom, or another accessory space like a laundry room, to make a fun statement. Recently, we installed a patterned tile bathroom in the 1987 Fixer Upper , and I have also installed several patterned bathroom floor tiles in client’s homes as well. There are a few different types of patterned floor tiles on the market these days, and they each have their own pros and cons. This post contains affiliate links.
PATTERNED BATHROOM FLOOR TILES : CEMENT TILE PROS AND CONS
Cement Tile is gorgeous, usually colorful, and there are literally hundreds of patterns available. When you see a gorgeous, colorful patterned tile floor in amazing images of rooms, it is most likely cement tile. The biggest downside of cement tile? It is porous. What does that mean? It absorbs everything and needs regular maintenance. Cement tile floors need to be sealed regularly, and even with a sealant, they can still stain. A few other downsides…they are temperamental and can crack fairly easily if you drop something on them AND the pattern is only on the surface, which means that in more highly trafficked areas, a wear pattern will develop on the floor. Keep in mind though that the worn look of the tile often increases it’s beauty. I guarantee that no one walking through Medieval Village has ever thought “Wow, that worn tile is unsightly!” Usually, it is the wear and tear that gives a patterned tile floor its charm. Just make sure that is the look you are ok with in your home, should it happen there. We used gorgeous cement tile in this bathroom and the clients could not be happier with it! This is a very similar tile to the one we used.
If you are considering patterned tiles in your home, here are some Amazing Patterned Tile Bathroom Floors to inspire you…
PORCELAIN TILE BATHROOM FLOORS
When remodeling the 1987 Fixer Upper, I looked high and low for porcelain and ceramic tiles that mimicked cement tile so that we would have better durability and less maintenance. I LOVE the look of the patterned porcelain floor in the laundry room, and we used this floor in the half bath. It is beautiful and durable.
Here are a few of my favorite patterned bathroom floor tiles on the market right now…
If you are considering installing patterned bathroom floor tiles, be sure to do a little research to make sure which type of patterned bathroom floor is right for you. If you are ok with a little maintenance and some possible fading, then a cement tile floor might be right for you. If you are worried about wear and tear then a porcelain tile might be right. There are not as many colors and patterned floor tiles available in the porcelain option, but more are coming on the market all the time.
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