While we’ve covered just about every aspect of a bathroom remodel job—from saving space to picking perfect accessories to transforming a bathtub into a shower—one aspect we have yet to investigate in depth is bathroom tile. After all, due to the high amounts water and moisture, hard wood is obviously not even remotely an option, leaving you with ceramic tile as your best option.

However, in recent years, the tile game has been changing rapidly as such materials as marble, porcelain, and even glass tile have grown in popularity. So how do you pick the best tile for your unique bathroom?

First of all, you’ll want to nail down your budget as that will give you an idea of the fiscal ballpark in which you are playing. In addition, you’ll want to look at the style of your bathroom remodel Cleveland. Whether you want a modern feel, a rustic look, or something that’s a mix-and-match of various styles and materials, that decision will greatly effect how your bathroom tile shapes up.

For example, let’s say you want to go with marble. Since marble reflects light beautifully, it’s a perfect addition in a bathroom where the bathtub overlooks an oversized Palladian window. However, if you want to make a real statement, marble doesn’t just give a great sense of light in a room; more adventurous designers can fashion marble to look similar to wood, maximizing the color contrast between different areas of the stone.

Going off the above idea—accomplishing an illusion through a specific material—works with a mosaic tile accent. Other designers will use unique combinations of tiles, using various shapes in the same material to create a sense of infinite space.

Details are another important facet to choosing the right tiles, especially if you are using tiny tiles, as you need to make it clear where the tile starts and stops and if there isn’t a way to neatly end the tiling, take it all the way up to the wall.

Join us again when we look at some of the other bathroom remodel ideas out there using different materials of tile!