Here at Bella Bathrooms we have a new range of bathroom tiles with a wide variety of styles to choose from. When it comes to choosing luxury bathroom tiles there is really only one choice: natural stone tiles. Natural stone tiles such as granite, marble or slate are usually the most expensive option but give your bathroom the most luxurious feel possible. These natural stone tiles are perfect for re-tiling the floor of your bathroom; natural stone tiles are available in larger sizes than normal ceramic or porcelain tiles and materials such as slate offer a high water resistance reducing the risk of slipping while in your bathroom. You can also add a feature area to your bathroom with natural stone mosaic tiles.
Here is our guide to the different types of natural tiles that are available to help you create a luxurious look and feel to your bathroom;
What Types of Natural Tiles Exist?
Marble tiles are the most common of the natural stone bathroom tiles with a majority of marble tiles being made from composite. Due to marble tiles being made from a composite material it means that they are largely cheaper than the natural marble tiles. This composite marble is commonly used for bathroom fixtures such as baths, basins and shower trays where used natural marble would be excessively expensive.
Using this composite material offers more strength than natural marble but with the same aesthetic qualities. This makes it durable and less likely that fixtures will break leaving you with a collection of expensive broken marble. The composite material that marble is made from also allows you to have this material in a wide range of colours ranging from red to yellow and pink to purple, along with the natural swirls of crystalline that makes for a simply stunning tile. Marble tiles will add instant glamour to your bathroom space.
Slate tiles are less common within households but are probably the most practical. Slate tiles offer the most surface grip and the most water resistant surface making them perfect for floor tiles within your bathroom. These slate tiles are also available in a wide range of sizes and shapes with many different finishes from a rough surface to a smooth polished look. The level of maintenance that is required is all down to the type of finish that you have. The rough surface will require regular maintenance, whereas the smoother surface will only require a clean when necessary. When slate is matched with wooden features in your bathroom it can create a truly stunning feel.
Granite tiles are the most economical luxury bathroom tiles. Granite tiles offer the most protection against physical damage such as scratches and chips along with offering high resistance to heat and pressure. Granite tiles like all natural stone tiles command the top end of any budget when tiling a bathroom, but these granite tiles are excellent value for money as they will last decades into the future due to their high durability. Granite tiles can add a lavish look to your bathroom that will retain their top quality for years to come.
Natural stone tiles will always force you to go to the top end of your budget but sometimes it is worth it. When choosing your natural stone tiles be sure to thing about the practicality of the tile and if your are prepared to live with it not just about how good it looks, although that is very important. Here at Bella Bathrooms we think you will love the touch of luxury adding natural stone tiles will bring to your bathroom.
If you need a little help to choose the correct tiles then you may also be interested in our buyers guide to tiles blog.