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Design & Inspiration

Floor Tile: Step Up Your Bathroom Style

By Kali |

Image: In Honor of Design 

We definitely have a thing for tile floors...Tile is a popular choice for bathroom floors because it's durable, easy to clean and also a beautiful design element. From the floor to the shower pan, we've got a lot of ideas on how to best use our tile to suit your own personal style. The majority of our materials can be used for flooring, (just ask us if you are considering tiling the floor of a steam shower, you'll have a couple limitations there). Also, let us know if you are planning on installing your tile in your bathroom, we'll seal it for you!

Below we're sharing our 6 favorite ways to use tile for your bathroom floor. Want more design ideas? Head to our Pinterest Board dedicated to bathroom floor tile. And if you're working on kitchen floors, check out this blog

Tried and True Hexagon:
The hexagon shape is very often found in bathroom settings for good reason: it just works. We have hexagons as small as 2" and as large as 12" and all will work as flooring. We do recommend that if you're using hexagons for your shower pan that you go with a smaller size or a matte finish to avoid slipping!

Tile Shown: 6" Hexagons in Flagstone with 3x9s in Salton Sea // Design + Image: The Fresh Exchange 

8" Hexagons anchor the beautiful, airy bathroom below:

Tile Shown: 8" Hexagons in Slate Blue; Image: Stephanie Godfrey

3" Hexagons make for the ideal bathroom floor; the grout lines create the perfect amount of grip in the damp environment.

Tile Shown: 3" Hexagons in Calcite

Have some fun with geometric shapes:
The geometric tile trend is here to stay and why not express it on your bathroom floor? You can opt for a bolder shape on the floors and pair it with a standard field size on your walls.

We love that Justina Blakeney opted for the classic tile shape, Mini Star and Cross for her master bath:

Image: Justina Blakeney

Sometimes it's all about going bold. A saturated color in an eye-catching pattern creates major wow-factor in the bathroom: 

Tile Shown: Hexite in Dusty Blue // Design + Image: Urbanism Designs

Highlight your chosen shape with a contrasting grout like this Small Diamond floor: 

Tile Shown: Small Diamonds in White Wash 

Go luxe with Handpainted tiles:
There is something so special about a handpainted tile floor. You can opt to do your entire floor (these tiles are also fine in a shower pan) or just go for a tile rug of a certain area. Also, don't forget about our COLOR-IT Tool, you can create your very own custom handpainted tiles in the color palette of your choosing!

Tile Shown: Starburst // Design + Image: In Honor of Design 

Our Persian Star in Warm Motif outfits the bathroom floors at our factory:

Tile Shown: Persian Star in Warm Motif.

We also have more contemporary, graphic patterns. If you like the install below, you'll love Jardin Fretwork.

Image: Apartment Therapy

Tile Shown: Jardin Fretwork in Neutral Motif.

Hip to be square:
We've said it many times, but we'll say it again: we love square tile and it's definitely making a comeback. Square tile is perfect for bathroom walls, thus it is easy to scale down to a smaller size on your floor or shower pan.

In the bathroom below, they opted for 4x4 tiles on the walls and used 2x2s for the shower floor:

Tile Shown: 4x4s in Tusk and 2x2s in Tusk

Squares also pair easily with other field sizes and patterns, as you can see in the master bath below: 

Tile Shown: 2x6 in White Wash with 2x2 in French Linen

Go for field tile in a pattern:
Are you into field tile sizes? A pattern in standard field size can be just as compelling as a geometric shape. From a parquet to a herringbone to a striped pattern, you can play with both size and color.

Tile Shown: 2x8 in Tidewater with handpainted Elephant Star

We really like what's happening with the striped look of the tile floor below: 

Tile Shown: 2x6 in French Linen and White Wash

Another classic floor tile pattern is the parquet: 

Tile Shown: 3x12 in White Wash 

Think any of the featured colors might be perfect for your bathroom floor? Order color samples online now. Need some help? Simply call, chat, or fill out our Design Assistance Form and one of our talented Design Consultants will get back to you shortly.

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