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When designing a bathroom space, one of the key considerations involves your tile selection. Tiles are an ideal choice for bathrooms primarily due to their practicality and aesthetic versatility. They offer an excellent combination of durability and waterproof qualities, making them resistant to the damp and humid conditions typically found in bathrooms.

 Ca' Pietra Amethyst Marble Honed Tiles stocked by Hyperion Tiles

OurCa' Pietra Amethyst Marble Honed Tiles, £114.37 per sq m, features deep striking purple veins for the wow factor feature wall tiles which work wonderfully on floors too

Furthermore, tiles are available in an array of materials, sizes, colours and finishes, allowing them to complement any bathroom design, from the most contemporary to the traditionally elegant. Indeed, your choice of bathroom tiles can dramatically influence the overall look and feel of the space, making this an important decision in your design process.

The vital role of bathroom tile durability

 Ca' Pietra Cherry Red Porcelain Tiles stocked by Hyperion Tiles

Stain resistant tiles, such as ourBert & May Cherry red Porcelain Tiles, £79 per sq m and showcased here with Brighton Stone, can create a statement wall and floor in an instant

Durability is paramount when selecting which tiles are best for bathrooms. Bathrooms often face consistent exposure to moisture, heat and heavy foot traffic. All these factors necessitate the use of resilient materials that can withstand such conditions on bathroom walls and floors over a long period without exhibiting signs of wear and tear.

Highly durable wall tiles and floor tiles, like ceramic, porcelain or natural stone provide longevity, requiring less frequent replacements that could otherwise disrupt the bathroom's functionality and aesthetic appeal. In addition, durable tiles typically offer better resistance to stains and are easier to maintain, making them a practical choice for a space where hygiene is vital.

The importance of slip-resistance in bathroom tiles

 Bert & May Striped collection Rhubarb Wide Stripe Tiles stocked by Hyperion Tiles

Our new Striped collection by Bert & May, £150 per sq m, would look super-stylish in a wet room, walk-in shower or bathroom and features a beautiful matt finish. This showcases theRhubarb Wide Stripe, Midi Stripe and Skinny Stripe in a clever combination

Safety is a crucial aspect to consider when choosing bathroom tiles, so slip-resistance is an essential feature. Bathrooms are prone to water spills and condensation, which can create slippery surfaces and increase the risk of accidents.

Bathroom floor tiles

Slip-resistant bathroom floor tiles provide added traction underfoot, reducing the likelihood of accidents and contributing to a safer environment. They are available in various materials, including textured ceramic and stone, providing an ideal combination of safety and style. Therefore, when selecting the best bathroom tiles, considering their slip-resistance is not just about aesthetics or durability but is also a matter of safety and wellbeing.

Why materials matter

Materials significantly influence the performance and longevity of bathroom tiles, particularly in a wet, humid environment. Ceramic tiles, for example, are a highly favoured choice for bathrooms, due to their durability, water resistance and easy maintenance. These features make ceramic tiles particularly suited to withstand the rigours of typical bathroom conditions.

Ca' Pietra Glendurgan Ceramic Exotic Tiles stocked by Hyperion Tiles
OurCa' Pietra Glendurgan Ceramic Exotic Warm Grey Tiles, £91.35 per sqm, could be ideal if you're looking to create fabulous feature walls

Consider your style

Next, decide the style you want to achieve. If you're aiming for a modern look, you might opt for sleek, large-format porcelain tiles. For a traditional or rustic aesthetic, smaller ceramic tiles or natural stone could be an ideal choice. For a striking finish, consider a patterned tile design or perhaps mosaic tiles for a luxurious touch. Whether you choose gloss tiles or matt tiles, you're bound to find something to suit.

 Siminetti Arabaesque Dream Feature Panel stocked by Hyperion Tiles

OurSiminetti Arabesque Dream Feature Panel, £2,772 per sq m, could make an ideal shower wall or create a striking backdrop to your bath in a luxury bathroom

Ceramic tiles

 Original Style Canopy Beech Tiles stocked by Hyperion Tiles

OurOriginal Style Canopy Beach patterned tiles, £58 per box (three tiles) will instantly add a natural look to wet rooms with a botanical motif

Ceramic tilesare exceptionally durable and resistant to water and dampness, essentials in a bathroom environment. They are hard-wearing, standing up to daily wear and tear without losing their lustre.

Secondly, ceramics are low maintenance. They resist staining, and any spillages can be quickly wiped off due to their glazed surface, making cleaning a breeze. This is crucial in a bathroom where hygiene is paramount.

 Ca' Pietra Spitalfields Ceramic Retro Star Black Tiles stocked by Hyperion Tiles

OurCa' Pietra Spitalfields Ceramic Retro Star Black tiles, £55.76 per sq m, will instantly stand out in a small bathroom or cloakroom in an on trend design with a beautiful distressed finish

Design and conquer

Original Style Montblanc Brick Emerald Tiles stocked by Hyperion Tiles

Green has become a popular colour choice for bathroom tile ideas. OurOriginal Style Montblanc Brick Emerald Tiles, £27.28 per box (22 tiles) create a stunning feature wall in this bathing haven

In terms of design, the versatility of ceramic tiles is unmatched. They are available in an extensive range of colours, patterns, sizes, and shapes, lending themselves to every style, from minimalistic modern to rustic traditional.

Last but not least, ceramic tiles are cost-effective. While providing all these benefits, they are often more affordable than other types of tiles, offering excellent value for money.

Porcelain tiles

Woodland Glade Porcelain Tiles stocked by Hyperion Tiles

If you're considering a hexagonal patterned tile, this shower wall and floor could suit you perfectly. Featuring one of our most popular styles, ourCa' Pietra Woodland Glade Porcelain Tilesfrom the National Trust Tile collection cost £82.90 per box (24 tiles)

Porcelain tiles are another excellent choice for a bathroom environment. This is a denser material than ceramic, making it harder and more impervious to moisture, which can be crucial in bathrooms. This increased density brings superior durability, meaning porcelain tiles can withstand heavy use over time without displaying signs of wear.

Bert & May Blue Bolonia Tiles stocked by Hyperion Tiles

OurBert & May Blue Bolonia Porcelain Tiles, £79 per sq m, have created a striking feature wall in this bathroom space

Water-resistant properties

Ca' Pietra Mono Hex Porcelain Dusky Pink Tiles stocked by Hyperion Tiles

OurCa' Pietra Mono Hex Porcelain Daisy Pink, £10.99 per sheet, in satin feature a matt finish. These are super-stylish floor tiles, which can instantly enhance wet rooms

One of the standout features of porcelain tiles is their water-resistance. Due to their low absorbency, they are highly resistant to water and staining, which makes for a more hygienic bathroom surface that's easy to clean and maintain.

In terms of aesthetics, porcelain tiles offer a wide range of designs, colours, and finishes. They can emulate the look of natural stone or even wood, while providing a more durable and water-resistant surface.

Consider your heating needs

Ca' Pietra Cabana Porcelain New Orleans Tiles stocked by Hyperion Tiles

OurCa' Pietra Cabana Porcelain New Orleans Tiles, £56.13 per box, are ideal for underfloor heating. They look super-smart in this walk-in shower area and can be used on the floor and wall

Furthermore, porcelain tiles are ideal for underfloor heating systems, a popular feature in modern bathrooms. Their thermal conductivity makes them an excellent heat conductor, ensuring a warm and comfortable surface underfoot.

Natural stone tiles

 Ca' Pietra Zen Marble Honed Finish Reed Tiles stocked by Hyperion Tiles

OurCa' Pietra Zen Marble Honed Finish Reed Tiles, £141.75 per sq m, add instant luxury and a natural look to a bathroom with the look of smaller tiles

Natural stone tiles are a luxurious and sophisticated choice for bathroom tiling. Known for their beauty and durability, they add a unique, timeless charm to a bathroom's aesthetics. Each piece of natural stone has a distinct texture, pattern, and colour, giving your room a one-of-a-kind look that is hard to replicate with synthetic materials.

Natural durability

In terms of durability, natural stone is sturdy and long-lasting. Materials such as granite, marble and limestone resist abrasion and can withstand heavy foot traffic, maintaining their beauty for many years. This makes them a suitable choice for both floor and wall tiling.

Natural stone tiles are also appreciated for their versatility. They are available in a variety of types, such as marble, slate, granite, and travertine, each offering a unique aesthetic appeal. 

Ca' Pietra Enki Limestone Velvet Finish Tiles stocked by Hyperion Tiles

OurCa' Pietra Enki Limestone Velvet Finish Tiles, £136.08 per sq m, can be used on a wall and floor if you're looking for matt tiles, which will stand the test of time

Slip-resistant stone

Another particular advantage of natural stone tiles is their inherent slip-resistance. Textured stone varieties, such as slate and travertine, provide a naturally slip-resistant surface, enhancing safety within the bathroom environment.

 Bert & May Lilac Veined Marble Tiles stocked by Hyperion Tiles

OurBert & May Lilac Veined Marble Tiles, £198 per sq m, are delicately beautiful for understated elegance featuring stunning colours in a luxury bathroom

Although natural stone tiles require a bit more maintenance than ceramic or porcelain tiles, their remarkable aesthetic and durability make them worth the effort. With regular sealing to maintain their water resistance, these tiles can serve as a stunning and functional bathroom feature for years to come.

Bringing the best tiles to your luxury bathroom

 Siminetti Foxglove feature panels stocked by Hyperion Tiles

OurSiminetti Foxglove comes in panels, £3,810 per sq m. They will work just as well on bathroom walls as they will for a basin splashback

The best tiles for your bathroom largely depend on your personal taste, functionality needs and budget. Ceramic tiles offer a cost-effective, durable and low-maintenance solution with a wide range of designs to choose from.

Materials overview

Porcelain tiles, while slightly more expensive, bring superior strength, water-resistance, and the ability to mimic high-end materials such as natural stone or wood. Natural stone tiles, although requiring more maintenance, provide a luxurious and unique aesthetic that can significantly enhance your bathroom's ambiance.

Additionally, the size, layout and style of the tiles can dramatically influence the look and feel of the space. Ultimately, perfect bathroom tiles will harmoniously merge your design vision with practicality. This will ensure a bathroom environment that is both stylish and functional.


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