Whether you are making a new bathroom or remodeling the
existing one, a good bathroom wall design should be one of
your top priorities. Deciding what materials to be used
for your bathroom walls is not an easy task though. You
have lots of materials to choose from and virtually
endless possibilities of design and pattern combination.
The question now is: where to start?
Start by knowing your options for bathroom wall design.
Tile has long been a popular choice for bathroom wall. It
can be made of marble, limestone, vinyl, ceramic
porcelain, granite, terrazzo, terra cotta, slate, stone,
and glass among others. Take note of the advantages and
disadvantages of each and the different effects each type
of tile creates to your bathroom.
For example, terra cotta tile achieves a bathroom wall
that looks weathered and rustic. It is also said to last
Marble tiles, like any other stone tiles must be sealed
and require frequent cleaning. But marbles create a unique
look when installed on specific areas of the wall.
Glass tiles are best if used as decorative accent but are
often expensive and difficult to install.
Vinyl tiles are affordable compared to stone, porcelain,
or ceramic. It is easy to install and easy to replace.
However, vinyl tiles create several seams that can breed
mold, mildew and bacteria. Aesthetic wise, vinyl tiles are
not your best option.
Granite is often used as kitchen countertops but it is
also good for bathroom wall accent especially if you want
highlight a particular wall. Granite is durable and can
last for a very long time.
Terrazzo tiles give unique beauty, elegance and longevity.
However, it is quite expensive to use as bathroom wall
Concrete is another option you can take. The material is
cheap but installation is not for the do-it-yourselfers.
Concrete can be painted with different colors of your
choice to match the mood you want to attain to your
bathroom wall design.
Choose one or two materials above as the main bathroom
wall and blend one or two more. The key is blending the
right textures, color tones, and shades. For example, you
can use natural stones such as marble, granite and
limestone together. Glass with marble and limestone can
While bathroom wall design using natural stone tiles looks
impressive and sophisticated, it can be quite expensive.
Stones such as limestone and marble are priced between $5
and $20 per square foot. Ceramic tiles are cheaper are
usually priced between $1 and $5 per square foot.
Decorative tiles or hand-painted tiles are priced as high
as $25 per square foot. Glass tiles can go between $25 and
$30, depending on the style. The key here is to stay
within your price range and your original plan. Changing
your bathroom wall design after you have started the
project can swell your expenses significantly.
Do not forget the fixtures.
Showers and faucets selection should as equally important
as bathroom wall design. Choose a style that compliments
to your wall.
Mirrors take up a good area of the bathroom wall, thus
picking the right size and style helps improve the design.
One feature you can for is fog-free mirror.
There is nothing worst than a bathroom with 4 empty walls.
Create a bathroom wall design according to your