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Marble tiles in the bathroom interior

The fashion for finishing with materials that imitate marble hardly experiences any downturns; it is constant. Among many other materials, marble bathroom tiles in light and dark shades are very popular among consumers. The texture and color palette of tiles from this category are so diverse that their use is advantageous when decorating not only spacious bathrooms, but also standard bathrooms with limited space. What is the best tile with a marble pattern to choose for a small bathroom and how to calculate how much you need to purchase, you will learn from the article above.

Marble tiles in bathroom interiors are a popular type of finishing

Which tiles are preferable for small bathrooms?

When initiating renovations in bathrooms and combined bathrooms, everyone wants to get the most advantageous finishing option. For rooms with large areas, you can choose any colors and textures, but for cramped bathrooms, marble bathroom tiles should be chosen with special care. If the option is successful, the owner will receive not only a clean, updated room, but also a room that is visually spacious and comfortable.

Color selection

Light colors always visually expand the boundaries of space, so for small rooms it is preferable to choose white, beige, blue, pink, light gray, light brown or other tiles in non-dark shades.

Light tiles always visually expand the boundaries of space

Tiles in terracotta, orange, beige or pink tones create a warmer and cozier environment, while shades of blue, gray or green create a cooler and calmer feel.

[note]When choosing the color scheme for a bathroom, it is necessary to take into account the lighting solution, because light reflections can add an additional visual effect.[/note]

A smooth, accent-free transition from walls to floor, ceiling, and maximally veiled corners also create the effect of expanded space. Marble bathroom floor tiles should not contrast too much with the wall tiles; the ceiling should also be light and create the effect of its absence.

A light ceiling visually makes the walls taller

[note]Light-colored surfaces are easier to care for; dust and stains from cleaning agents and detergents are not so noticeable on them. Mechanical damage (scratches, chips) on light-colored walls or floors are easier to repair with a colorless material (glue, grout) that matches the main tone.[/note]

Choice of texture, size

Glossy light surfaces combined with light design are great for small bathrooms without natural light, so if you like shine, then you should choose glossy tiles.

Many, however, are irritated by gloss; in this case, you can choose semi-gloss models, but not matte ones. For the floor, it is better to choose rough tiles that match the walls to avoid slipping. If intensive use is expected, then porcelain stoneware - high-strength bathroom tiles - is better suited for the floor.

As for the size of the tiles, for small bathrooms you should choose small or medium sized tiles. Large tiles will not be entirely appropriate, and it is also not a very practical purchase option since there will most likely be too much waste.

Caring for small tiles is always more difficult, but rooms decorated with them look more impressive

Ready-made solutions from manufacturers

You can use not only tiles that imitate natural marble, but also collections that use marble texture for design purposes. They usually retain the characteristic patterns “like natural stone”, but they are supplemented with graphic elements. An example of such a design are the collections:

  • Pietra from the Shakhtinsky plant. Buyers are presented with two color variations: a more natural coral, reminiscent of rhodonite, and a more unusual turquoise, reminiscent of turquoise and malachite. The texture is complemented by a neat geometric pattern placed on some tiles.

Collection "Pietra" from the Shakhty plant

  • Romeo from Shakhtinsky Plant is similar in concept to the previous collection, but has a more classic design. It has a texture more characteristic of natural stone, a more restrained color and a calm ornament. "Romeo" will allow you to create a beautiful and thoughtful interior in your bathroom.

Romantic interior "Romeo"

  • “Pearl” from the Russian Sokol plant is distinguished by a stylized marble texture, which, although less reminiscent of natural stone, is captivating with its range of colors. With the “Pearl” collection you can go beyond the color restrictions that natural stone sets for the buyer.

Color solutions for the “Pearl” collection

How to calculate the need for tiles

Ceramic tiles for a bathroom under stone or marble for the floor are calculated, as a rule, based on considerations of how many whole tiles are needed for the area of ​​the room. To do this you need:

  1. Calculate the total floor area of ​​the bathroom, i.e. measure the length and width and multiply these values.
  2. Know the parameters of the tile; for example, let’s take the size of 30x30 cm. This means that the area of ​​one tile will be 0.09 square meters. m.
  3. If the floor area of ​​your bathroom is, for example, 6 square meters. m., then you will need: 6:0.09 = 66.67 whole tiles, i.e. 67 pieces.

The number of wall tiles is calculated as follows:

  1. It is necessary to calculate the area of ​​each of the four sides separately, subtracting the area of ​​doors and windows from the total area of ​​the wall.
  2. Sum up the result obtained and divide it by the area of ​​one tile, thus getting the result - the number of whole tiles for the walls.
  3. If decorative elements will be used in the decoration, then you also need to calculate their total area and subtract this figure from the total area of ​​the bathroom walls.

It is necessary to subtract the area of ​​decorative elements from the total area of ​​the main tile

[note]When purchasing tiles, you must take into account the method of laying them and purchase tiles with a reserve. When laying diagonally, you need to buy 10-15% more tiles, and when laying traditionally – 5-7%. [/note]

In most construction markets, the calculation service is usually free. Sales consultants will help you calculate not only the number of tiles and decorative elements, but will also select grout and offer the required amount of tile adhesive.