Choosing Bathroom Tiles for Your Investment Property

There’s a lot to consider when you are renovating a property, especially when it’s in order to sell. From large structural changes like knocking out walls, to small details like the kitchen countertops and splashbacks or the tiles in your bathroom.

When it comes to your bathroom tiles, there’s a few common questions that we’ve covered in this blog to help make your renovation that little bit easier.

What size tile should you select?

The most important aspect of your bathroom tile selection is there size and unfortunately everyone’s opinion is different – even the experts! One thing everyone can agree upon is it’s bad to make the space feel cramped, but whether it’s large or small tiles or both that cause this feeling is where the contention comes into play.

Whichever you decide, make sure that they match the shape and style of the room or play it safe and choose a medium tile size which a matching grout colour to get the best of both worlds. Asking an expert doesn’t hurt, either.

Should you pick a patterned tile or just one colour?

Patterned tiles can be a great addition to your bathroom, but they should be chosen carefully as they can date very quickly. It’s also important to note that what is trendy to you may be a nightmare to a potential buyer. It may be more practical to select a neutral colour tile.

If you are really set on using a patterned tile into your design, we suggest making it a feature, either by incorporating it as a feature wall or a tile border.

Are natural stone or manmade tiles better?

Natural stones are a great accompaniment to any modern bathroom. Each stone is unique, making them a beautiful feature that will never go out of style. However, they are typically more expensive than their manmade counterparts. Also, because of their different textures they can prove difficult to seal.

Whether you choose a natural stone or a manmade tile will depend on your individual budget and if you believe you will receive a worthwhile return on your investment. There are a lot of manmade options that imitate the style of natural stones that may be a cheaper alternative.

Final thoughts

Whatever you decide, it’s important to make sure that the tile matches the rest of the bathroom and your style marries up with the rest of the renovations throughout your property. If you’re stuck for ideas, feel free to browse through our bathroom gallery for inspiration and get in touch if you have any questions.