Are you thinking about updating your bathroom flooring and don’t know where to start? To help you out, we turned to our renovation and construction experts for their takes on the best trending bathroom tile ideas. From fresh gorgeously graphic black and white tiles to the unexpected return of Terrazzo, here are some of the chicest bathroom flooring ideas to try in 2019, so you too can have a modern and enviably updated bathroom.
Geometric bathroom tile patterns are trending heavily for 2019 and they lend themselves perfectly to bold and expressive bathroom flooring ideas. From vibrant geometric patterned tiles to those which are much more minimal in spirit, there’s great visual play to be had when it comes to geometry. From intricate and colorful hand-painted tiles, to sleek and stylish designs with simple hexagonal or trapezoid patterns, there’s not one distinct design direction dictating this trend.
By making your bathroom flooring a main feature with some stunning geometric patterns, you’re also certain that it will look like no one else’s. You could even make this bathroom tile idea all the more expressive by creating a juxtaposition by mixing and matching different colors and patterns.
Black and White
Bathroom tiles in black and white have made a real comeback in 2018 and were carried over at all of the latest 2019 interior design trade shows. There is something so timelessly elegant about black and white bathroom floor tile ideas, and they’ll be sure to lend your bathroom an inspiring retro vibe that will never go out of style.
From bold checked designs to smaller mosaic tiles and geometric designs, black and white tiles pair well with just about any design style, from rustic to Art Deco. The possibilities are virtually endless.
For an easy route to a dramatic and super chic bathroom, high-shine glossy white bathroom floor tiles are hyper-modern and pair well with just about any design style, especially in a minimal home. All-white bathroom flooring always looks clean, uncomplicated, refreshing, feels relaxing, and it can easily be accented with contrasting colors, like black and grey to add some visual interest.
All-white bathroom flooring and wall tiles will give your space a calm feel, a bit like being in at a luxurious spa. Your bathroom should be all about relaxation and glossy white bathroom flooring ideas are certain to help you create a dream oasis.
Yet another homage to geometry, comes the return of hexagonal tiles. As you can imagine, there’s something endlessly intriguing about having unique bathroom tiles that are out of the ordinary – who wants tired squares and rectangles anymore? Hexagons are more interesting and they will help you create a bathroom flooring design which will remain unique to you without ever going out of style.
Use a single color for a sleek look or mix and match shades and create your own pattern (we love pastels for this), you could even go for black if you are looking for bathroom flooring ideas that are a little moodier in spirit.
Bathroom tiles made from natural stone are going to feature heavily in bathroom flooring ideas 2019 like you’ve never seen. 2019 trends are loving natural materials, and this is no exception when it comes to your bathroom.
The warm tones of natural stone add depth to your bathroom and they will keep a large bathroom space feeling cozier than if you used white bathroom tiles. Also, they are all unique, so you will have something special and exclusive to you.
There is no better way to create some interesting bathroom flooring, than with a colorful herringbone design. This is a great idea if you want to do something a little different, but you don’t want to go with bold, patterned tiles.
You can take it up a notch with a contrasting grout color – this idea looks good on the floors and walls alike.
Bathroom flooring hasn’t escaped the retro trend – so if you are a big fan of retro styling cues, don’t hesitate to involve your bathroom tiles. From classic retro patterns to exciting colors like pink, orange and green, vintage-inspired bathrooms are certain to never go out of style.
Fan tiles encompass Art Deco design and if that’s an exciting design direction for you, then these will be the perfect addition to your bathroom flooring ideas. From fan tiles resembling scallops, to those which have a bolder geometric design, fan tiles are a little different from your usual bathroom floor tiles.
Available in some stunning colors, our top pick has to be a shimmery aqua color thanks to its vibrant radiance.
You might have thought that we were done with soft pinks, but they continue to look fresh. Blush tones are on trend and that means blush bathroom floor tile ideas are an endlessly viable option. For a decidedly retro feel, tile your entire bathroom in soft pink tiles (you’ll never have experienced a more cozy and calming space).
We love slender vertical tiles for the walls and hexagonal on the floor, or small square tiles for the entire bathroom for a charming effect.
If you have plain bathroom tiles on the floor and you want to give your bathroom a lift, then how about a beautifully patterned rug for your bathroom? The bathroom might seem like an odd place for a stylized rug, but its much more inexpensive refresher than new tiling and you can change them out accordingly. You have a mat in your bathroom for when you step out of the bath, right? Well, why not extend this idea and have a patterned rug instead?
A woven natural material will dry quickly and will be durable and hard wearing, as well as looking stunning. Or you could do something really glamorous with bathroom flooring ideas 2019 and choose a cowhide rug (only for a half bath, mind you).
If you love the look and feel of natural wood and you aren’t shy about having it installed in your bathroom, we suggest opting for the darkest tones you can. Dark wood bathroom flooring will add depth and warmth to your bathroom in a way that no manufactured tile can. It’s luxurious, it’s warm, it’s earthy, and it’s simply beautiful.
Seeing dark wood popping up in bathroom flooring ideas 2019 makes sense – as you know, natural, sustainable materials are all the rage at the moment and we can’t get enough of dark woods.
If you are bored with classic and expected tile layouts, then help your home stand out from the rest by creating a chevron design full of visual interest. They don’t just have to be black and white either. You can use just two colors for this, or you can be bold and use as many as you like.
The great thing about chevron bathroom floor tiles is that they’re also certain to never go out of style as long as you keep your approach spare and avoid a heavy-handed look that will be dizzying to take in.
If you want your bathroom flooring to look glamorous and opulent for a comforting sense of everyday elegance, then marble should make for a confident direction. Marble bathroom flooring ideas easily evoke an expensive and luxurious space the moment you set eyes on them. No two pieces of marble are the same and it’s a genuinely stunning material – no wonder its beauty continues to stand the test of time.
To create the most lavish looking bathroom, consider quality marble in classic colors a go-to for elevated bathroom flooring ideas that are worth the investment. However, since marble can be porous and eventually stained, we suggest avoiding placing it in your shower or near areas that get heavily wet.
With the return of the popular ’80s era Terrazo material marking its popularity within every room of a homes décor, it was only a matter of time before it made its way into bathroom flooring ideas.
We love Terrazzo bathroom flooring – it’s unique and different, as no two pieces are the same. It can be purchased in tiles or in larger slabs, depending on your preference (we suggest large slabs instead of smaller bathroom floor tiles for a more dramatic look). Terrazzo is also available in a multitude of different colors and designs, from a mix of bright colors to something slightly more muted with only one contrasting color in the mix. And while the bathroom featured above works to highlight the brilliance of Terrazzo, we do suggest, however, to use a light hand as an entire room covered in this visually noisy material may feel overwhelming. And it’ll run the risk of looking outdated faster than it would in smaller, more easily digestible scales.
If you are understandably nervous about having wood flooring installed in your bathroom, but you love the way wood looks and makes any space feel warmer, then innovative wood effect bathroom tiles will make for a great problem-solving alternative. Wood-like flooring options come in a wide variety of colors and finishes, whether you are looking for a gray, a white or a dark wood effect. We think they look particularly stunning in cooler tones; cooler tones also blend in well with grouting colors, helping you create a more convincing wood effect flooring.
Plus, you won’t have any problems with the flooring getting damp and not drying out properly, and it will last ages longer than genuine wood.
Concrete Bathroom Flooring
As an alternative to predictable standard bathroom floor tiles, concrete makes for a strong and stylish alternative and pairs well with any kind of modern home décor scheme.
Concrete creates an ultra-smooth, matte finish, but best of all, it’s virtually indestructible, is inexpensive and will save you from having to combat mold and mildew. That said, when it comes to your shower stall, we suggest getting a handy slip-proof rubber bath matte or wooden option as a quick fall could result in injuries more dramatic than traditional tiles.
When it comes to bathroom flooring ideas that pack a memorable visual punch, sometimes all it takes is a more imaginative approach to the placement and installation of the tiles you are bringing in.
We love how this homeowner went against the expected and instead of having their contrasting tiles installed horizontally, they went for the expressive by going vertical, which is ultimately a much more grand and dramatic gesture than it could have been if it had been done classically.
One of our interior designers favorite on-trend new takes on bathroom flooring featured a stunning play on texture through tiling that has a timeworn, handcrafted feel.
To get the look, be on the lookout for bathroom tiles that have a handcrafted, artisanal feel, almost as if each one is imperfect while working perfectly together.
While oversized hexagonal bathroom floor tile ideas always have a great look about them, when it comes to smaller spaces, mini-hexagonal tiles will still deliver the same look and feel without coming off as visually heavy while making the space feel smaller.
Plus, petite hexagonal bathroom tiles can be a bit less expensive and like their larger counterpart, will never go out of style.
When it comes to home décor trends, sometimes sticking with classic go-to’s is the best route, especially when it comes to elevated bathroom tiles. That said, penny tiles have proven to be a standard, timeless go-to, time and time again, for good reason.
But for a more unique approach, our team of general contractors were quick to note that you can create a customized feel with ease by opting for an unexpected grout color besides standard black or white. Think white penny tiles paired with a subtle orange grout, or a decadent jewel tone.
For a visually interesting statement, Moroccan-inspired bathroom flooring can make for a beautifully patterned space in any home. And while it will boast a timeless appeal for years to come while looking great when paired with any design style, our interior designers were quick to suggest that you stick to more classic color combinations.
Skip ‘it’ colors of the moment and opt for traditional blue, white, and gold, or updated black and white takes on Moroccan bathroom floor tiles.
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