wet room tiling

For a modern, stylish bathroom, creating a wet room space is becoming an increasingly popular option. This creates a bathroom space that is not only visually appealing, as a wet room can also be accessible and practical. But what are the important considerations for wet room tiling design? And how can you create the right visual result for your space?

What are the important considerations for wet room tiling design?

There are a number of different considerations to bear in mind when it comes to wet room tiling design. These include:

The tiles themselves 

Layout and design considerations 

Practical considerations 

Choosing the right tiles

One of the first considerations to take into account is the choice of tiles themselves. The right tiles can be crucial for the functionality of the wet room, while also helping to create the most effective aesthetic design. Some of the most important factors to bear in mind when choosing tiles for an effective wet room include:

The type of tiles- porcelain and ceramic tiles are a durable, waterproof and long lasting option that can enhance any wet room space. You should avoid using natural stone tiles due to their lack of water resistance, which would mean that you would need to seal and maintain these tiles regularly. Instead, you could opt for stone effect tiles that offer the same visual luxury, without needing the consistent sealing and maintenance.

The size of tiles- larger tiles are generally preferred for wet rooms, as these can reduce the amount of grout lines in the space, which can be prone to mold and mildew. As a result, larger tiles have less maintenance tasks and can have a dramatic visual impact. However, if you want to create a more intricate effect you can consider using small mosaic tiles for an accent wall or feature area.

Layout and design considerations

Once you have chosen the right type of tiles for your wet room space you should consider planning the layout. It’s not just the aesthetic design that you should take into account, as there are also practical considerations to bear in mind:

Sloping style- the floor of your wet room will need to be gently slopes towards a central drain to ensure proper drainage and prevent the water from pooling. It’s important to choose floor tiles that can suit this sloping style and a tiling layout that best complements the space. 

Aesthetic design- In terms of layout and design it’s important to consider the aesthetic appeal overall. There are endless possibilities for your wet room tiling, depending on the design theme you want to create. This includes the patterns, layout designs and even the colours. For example, light coloured tiles can help to brighten up a wet room space, and make this feel larger. On the other hand, darker coloured tiles can have a moody, dramatic and elegant result.

Practical considerations for wet room tiling design 

There are also some general practical tips to bear in mind. These include: 

Hiring a professional team- Tiling a wet room requires specialised skills and knowledge, so it’s best to hire a professional tiler with experience working in wet environments. This is what you can count on when you choose us here at Tile Style Lancashire.

Choose slip-resistant tiles: To prevent accidents and ensure safety, opt for tiles with a textured surface or a high coefficient of friction to provide traction underfoot.

For more information or advice, or for professional installation of your wet room tiling, why not get in touch with the experts here at Tile Style Lancashire? We are the number one choice for tiling across the North West.