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Tile School: How to Choose The Right Hexagon Tile Floor for Your Bathroom

Posted by: Kali • Apr 5

Tile School: How to Choose The Right Hexagon Tile Floor for Your Bathroom

Tile shown: 4" Hexagon in Shell; Image: Malcolm Fearon, Bliss Images

Hexagons are an easy and classic choice for the bathroom.  This nature-inspired, geometric shape offers your space an on trend, yet timeless design element, with endless opportunities for personalization.  With so many choices and design decisions to make it can be difficult to figure out which style hexagon floor is best for your bathroom.  So, we've put together some helpful tips and advice to make the decision process a little easier.

Choosing the Right Hexagon Tile Size

Choosing a hexagon tile size is the first step in the design process.  If you like a more traditional look, stick with a smaller 3" - 4" size.  The smaller hexagons will create a mosaic-like aesthetic often found in traditional bathroom designs.  If you prefer a more contemporary aesthetic choose a larger hexagon size, such as a 6", 8", or 12".  Blend a few cool contemporary colors together, or opt for one solid hue for a more modern look.

Choosing Your Hexagon Tile Color

Color is the next step in the design process for creating your perfect hexagon bathroom floor.   If you have chosen a smaller hexagon size we suggest choosing one solid hue, a blend of neutrals, or for a truly classic look, choose a white tile hue with black accents.  You can also go a little more modern with a smaller hexagon size by choosing a bold blend of colors such as vibrant blues and greens.

If you have chosen a larger hex size, and have decided you want your space to look contemporary, try blending a few cool neutrals colors together, or opt for one solid hue which will create a truly modern aesthetic.

Image: Home Adore

Border or no Border?

Classic hexagonal tile floors are often paired with a tile border.  If you are creating a traditional design, you may want to consider this design detail.  A border frames the hexagon tile, highlighting the floor and making it a focal point in the room.  For your border trim pieces, choose a contrasting color to make the hexagon tiles really stand out.

Tile shown: 3" Hexagon in Sand Dune; Image: Malcolm Fearon, Bliss Images

Consider Maintenance

Although smaller hexagon sizes provide greater slip resistance due to an increase in grout lines, you should take in to consideration that those grout lines will require more maintenance.  To keep your floors looking their best, consider a neutral or dark grout line which will help hide stains.  If the idea of a ton of grout lines to clean makes you nervous, choose a larger hexagon size.

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