4 Things to Remember When Combining Tiles in Your Next Bathroom Remodel

Perry Hiiman
November 4, 2018
4 Things to Remember When Combining Tiles in Your Next Bathroom Remodel

Picking out tiles for your bathroom remodeling project can be overwhelming. The variety of designs, colors, and textures can be vast. Today, aesthetic impact is just as significant as function. Use the list below as a cheat sheet for your next bathroom renovation.

Modern bathroom interior

1 – Limit color palette with tiles

For a bathroom with many different surfaces, minimize competition between patterns by choosing a restricted color palette. With just gray and white throughout, this shower scheme feels elegant and cohesive.


2 – Combine patterns with plain tiles
Restrict your use of patterned tiles to one surface — either the floor or a feature wall. Here, contemporary hexagonal tiles take center stage, while large-scale oblong wall tiles provide a light-enhancing glossy background.


3 – Play with scale
One of the most important tips for mixing tile well is to create balance by combining small and large-scale patterns. In this bathroom three tile types are combined successfully: tiny hexagonal mosaics on the bath and walls, medium hex tiles on the basin surround and large oblong tiles on the floor. The monochrome palette helps create a harmonious whole.

 interior of a simple, modern bathroom

bathroom design with Marble shower

4 – Combine tile matte finishes
For a bathroom with tactile appeal, choose two types of matte tile and break up large areas with an alternative surface, such as this exposed brick or simple painted walls.

How have you mixed and matched your tile in your bathroom renovation? Share your tips and photos in the comments below. If you have any questions about tile please email us at info@nykb.com or better yet give us a call at 212-242-3500. As always we encourage you to visit our showroom in the Flat Iron District, our address is 8 W25th St. New York, NY 10010.

The goal of renovation and remodeling is to ensure satisfaction upon completion of your project. Construction can be very frustrating, and without a professional contractor, things can go wrong.

About Author

Perry Hiiman

Perry Hiiman was born and raised in Tel Aviv, Israel. He planted his roots in Manhattan, New York in 1992. A few years later, Perry met his wife and had three lovely daughters. Perry has always been excited about home improvement and design. He has been in the service industry for over 25 years. Perry and his partner founded New York Kitchen and Bath in 2001. They pioneered the One Stop Shop concept of home improvement and design firms. In addition, Perry is a New York State licensed contractor, OSHA certified, and a New York State licensed mold assessor. He specializes in custom design and is genuinely passionate about what he does—bringing people’s dream projects to life.

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