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Our top 5 tiles for a contemporary bathroom

Looking for tiling ideas for your contemporary bathroom? Stone or porcelain is a great choice, as both materials are so durable, they will last you many years. However, choosing the right tiles all depends on what your definition of contemporary might be; in this post, we've offered five suggestions to suit various design ideas.

Sparkling luxury

Glamour goes hand in hand with modern bathrooms, so if you're looking for a little extra glitz, consider sparkly black tiles. Tiny shards of mirror embedded in the tile material catch the light, and give your bathroom floor a magical shimmer. An illuminated bathroom mirror, luxurious freestanding bath, statement lighting and heated towel rail will complete the look. The sparkle in these tiles is available in silver or bronze, so you can match it to your bathroom fittings for a flawless finish.

Boutique hotel

The ultimate in understated luxury and elegance, if you want to recreate a boutique hotel feel go for honed marble tiles - of course, you should always ask the retailer if your favourite tiles are sufficiently water resistant, or alternatively check out our stone effect porcelain tiles. Baths and sinks should be big and bold, with waterfall taps and concealed pipes. However, resist the temptation to go overboard on the luxury, as you may lose the contemporary feel; for example, incorporate chunky bathroom furniture where you can hide all your clutter and toiletries, and always opt for chrome over brass. This will maintain a degree of minimalism.

Minimal monochrome

White porcelain tiles are the perfect choice for a minimalist bathroom – but a touch of black can help it look truly fresh and contemporary. You may opt for one statement wall in black tiles, or add eye catching twists of black such as mirror frames or bathroom furniture. Ensure your clutter is hidden away and fittings such as taps and handles are as streamlined as possible.

Natural Scandinavian

A relaxing spa-like bathroom is a perennial favourite, and the theme can be used in a contemporary design. Use wood effect porcelain tiles to emulate the Scandinavian love of wooden floors and walls, but without the hassle of natural materials. Add cubic sinks, bathrooms and furniture, always seeking to create clean and angular lines. Finally, bring a touch of the outside indoors, with decorative stones or greenery, and don't forget those fluffy white towels.

Urban chic

For a slightly tougher take on contemporary, industrial and urban themed bathrooms are becoming popular. Create the look with slate effect porcelain tiles, or a plain deep grey tile. This can be perfectly complemented by some exposed brickwork as a feature wall, and muted wooden furniture. Make a real statement with an industrial style bath in a copper or tin colour, and accessorise with reclaimed objects such as shelving or lighting.
However you imagine your contemporary bathroom will look, we are bound to have a tile to suit it. Contact our team to discuss your options or if you have any questions.

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