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Bathroom Tile Ideas for 2021

Posted by Direct Tile Warehouse | Thursday, November 12, 2020

An oasis of calm, a busy hub of family activity, funky washroom or a bit of all of those, your bathroom is a key room when it comes to design choices. Tiles are the perfect solution, as they are durable, have water-resistant and non-slip properties, and are easy to clean. They're also available in a range of patterns, colours and textures. But when it comes to choosing bathroom tiles, where do you start?

Don’t worry, you’ve come to the right place. Perhaps you’ve got the exciting task of tiling a brand new bathroom, or you’re revamping an existing one. Whether you’re looking to add character with patterned tiles, achieve that oh-so-on-trend industrial look, or go for a soothing colour scheme, our handy blog post is here to help, with some of the emerging bathroom tile trends and ideas for 2021.

Industrial Tiles

A key trend in 2020 that we can see continuing well into next year is was industrial-themed rooms. Matt, distressed or concrete effect tiles not only look chic, but they give you a fantastic minimalist backdrop to punctuate with your choice of accessories. Simple has never been so stylish!

Arkety industrial grey matt floor tiles     Dolmen white matt brick metro tiles

Industrial Concrete Style Tiles

Victorian Tiles

Adding a pop of pattern can really make a splash in your bathroom. Use them on walls, floors or as a feature in a shower wall, sink area, or in boxed shelves to add interest. Victorian style tiles aren’t just for period homes, they work really well in contemporary settings too.

Boulevard Patterned Victorian Tiles     Regent Black and White Victorian Tiles

Victorian Style Tiles

Marble Effect Tiles

Marble effect tiles are a class act, and are perfect for adding opulence to your bathroom, shower room or wet room. We’ve seen a huge increase in marble effect tiles over the last year, and our range includes a variety of sizes, shapes, and design styles from subtle to ‘blue cheese' veins!

Helena Grey Marble Effect Bathroom Tiles     Oikos Black Marble Effect Tiles

Marble Effect Tiles

Hexagon Tiles

Go geometric with hexagonal tiles to stand out from the crowd. These six-sided shapes are here to stay, with more and more ranges becoming available. You’ll make a stunning statement whether you use them for the entire wall, or you're more particular with your polygons in a section. 

Grazia Hexagon Tiles     Hex Aquamarine Tiles

Hexagon Tiles

Textured Tiles

Beyond size and colour, texture is another option to consider when you’re choosing bathroom tiles. The tactile and 3D qualities of textured tiles add depth and dimension to any room, without being too overwhelming. Wavy lines can also make your room look bigger – perfect for smaller bathrooms.

Reval Grey Porcelain Tiles     Mix Stone Feature Tiles

Reval Grey Porcelain Tiles & Mix Stone Feature Tiles

Wood Effect Tiles

Wood doesn't tend to fare well in bathrooms, so why not try wood effect tiles for the same effect without the hassle? Wood effect tiles look stunning in bathrooms and wet rooms, creating a natural, calming look, and there’s a huge range of shades to choose from.

Nature Wood Effect Tiles     Aliso Cedro Wood Effect Tiles

Wood Effect Tiles

Bold Black Bathrooms

Why not recreate that luxury hotel experience in your home with a black bathroom? Black tiles add a dash of drama and will make bathtime all the more indulgent. If a whole room is too daring, why not lighten things a little with monochrome tiles or bright white fittings.

Buckingham Black Gloss Tiles     Strauss Black Sparkle Tiles

Black Tiles

If you've been inspired for your next project by these latest tile trends, we'd love to hear from you! Get in touch or share your pictures via social media.


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