Best tiles for a marble bathroom
Inspiration for marble bathroom tile designs
There’s a reason why marble is used to decorate lavish buildings across the globe. From the Taj Mahal in India to the Leaning Tower of Pisa in Italy, this beautiful and incredibly strong material makes a real statement and adds an abundance of undeniable glamour. So, it’s no surprise that we try hard to bring the elegance and opulence of marble into our own homes. Marble can be used widely through the interior of any property, with marble effect tiles looking particularly good in bathrooms. But what marble designs are popular and on-trend right now? Tile Warehouse takes a closer look.
Bold marble colours
Make a statement in your bathroom with bold marble colours. Prominent tile shades with distinctive marbling are really popular right now and can be used to create great striking flooring or feature walls. Bold marble colours can be used extensively, or you might decide to keep things neutral before introducing a bolder tile to accentuate certain areas of the bathroom – perhaps the shower or behind the bath. Calacatta Gold Polished Marble Effect Tiles from Tile Warehouse are a perfect example of how marble doesn’t have to be subtle but can be strikingly obvious.
Black and white marble tiles
Black and white marble tiles are ideal for creating a bathroom with a striking monochrome design. Black marble tiles with white veins bring a sophisticated finish to any bathroom or wet room while white marble tiles with black veins offer contemporary styling at its most glamorous. You can also spice things up a bit by using different tile types. Why not combine a polished white marble tile with a Metro Black wall tile to create a feature wall of two halves or give your black marble tiles a distinctive border using a single or double row of white, rectangular Metro White tiles?
Patterned marble tiles
Marble is wonderfully unique, and this is why it’s admired across the globe. The stone’s appearance changes based on where it was mined, the environment when it formed and the impurities that can be found in it. There are many different marble patterns to choose from, with marble effect tiles from Tile Warehouse offering breath-taking similarities to real stone. Our Silk White range of marble effect tiles, for instance, is extremely luxurious and is well-known for its darker, thicker vein patterns. Indeed, our Silk White tiles are so striking that they work well on their own with very little need for any other accessories or distractions.
Gold marble tiles
What better way to add a touch of regal splendour to your home than with gold marble tiles. Beautiful from every angle, wall-to-wall gold marble glistens and shimmers, making a statement of its own. Again, if you don’t want anything overly extravagant, opt for a neutral porcelain or marble effect tile and use gold marble in the shower or to surround the bath. Creating little features is a great way to make other accessories and fittings stand out. Porcelain bathtubs and sinks look wonderful with gold marble tiles.
If you’re looking for a gold marble tile to revamp your bathroom with, but don’t want to break the bank in the process, then don’t miss the Royal Gold Marble Effect tile.
Marble floor tiles
The great thing about marble effect tiles is that the design is placed onto a solid porcelain base for impressive durability and longevity. Marble effect floor tiles are perfect for high-traffic areas such as bathrooms and can withstand the pressures of even the busiest of households. As high polished marble can be slippery when wet, it’s best to use matt tiles for wet rooms and around baths and showers as these offer more traction. You can also look for marble tiles with anti-slip properties.
With regards to the design, you can cover the whole bathroom in the same marble effect tile if you wish for a seamless finish. Or you can create a very distinctive divide. It all comes down to taste.
Marble wall tiles
When it comes to wall marble tiles, anything goes. You can opt for beautifully polished tiles or understated matt tiles depending on the look you are after. Decide if you like square or rectangular tiles as this will impact what tiles you choose and think about whether you want to use the same tile throughout the entire bathroom or create little breakout designs.
Marble backsplash tiles
Marble isn’t just there to cover larger spaces on the floor or wall. It can be used to great effect for instance with a marble backsplash completing the look of a stunning, immaculately decorated bathroom. The type of tile you choose will depend on how big the area behind your sink is with Versilia White Marble Effect Tiles (25x40cm) being a great choice thanks to their easy-to-clean surface.
Marble shower tiles
Create your own luxurious spa-like experience with a shower area that’s hard to resist. Keep it simple and chic with Silk White Marble Effect Tiles or Duomo White Satin Tiles. For the x factor, you could go all in with the Calacatta Polished Marble Effect Tile for some added shine in the bathroom.
Bathroom tile considerations
Bathroom tiles are exposed to a lot of water, heat and moisture. They should therefore be non-porous for durability. Porcelain or glazed ceramic tiles are ideal. High-gloss tiles are best used on walls and away from areas that might get slippy when wet. Opt for matt tiles or tiles with texture for extra traction – or simply place down mats with grips. If you’ve a bathroom with underfloor heating, check that the tile you go for is compatible with this level of heat. Many of our tiles are at Tile Warehouse. For a full list click here. Don’t forget you will also need to waterproof your bathroom prior to fitting your tiles and you will need a waterproof grout that can withstand bathroom use.
So why choose marble effect tiles for your bathroom?
Here’s a rundown of just a few of the benefits:
- The look – first and foremost marble effect tiles brighten any bathroom giving it that premium, classy and indulgent look.
- They’re durable – marble effect tiles are typically made from strong porcelain which is designed for use in high-traffic areas. Porcelain is incredibly durable and won’t easily crack or chip.
- Easy-to-clean – marble effect tiles are easy to keep clean using just a mop and water. Due to the intricate pattern of each tile, it’s also difficult to see soap marks or smears.
- Affordable – marble effect tiles do not come with the usual price tag associated with real marble. This makes them accessible and suitable for everyone in the home.
Plus, don’t forget, you get free delivery on all marble effect tile orders over £300. Order a sample today and see for yourself how stunning marble effect tiles will really look in your bathroom!