Although self-tiling is troublesome, many prefer to do it for the sake of the economy. It is difficult only the first time, then it will be easier. It is better to stock 10% more material, this will eliminate defects due to rejection, broken tiles, and unsuccessful cutting. If it turns out to be less than expected, leave space in the center of the walls and floor – for decorative inserts or mosaic rosettes.
Tiling materials are placed on a special glue or cement mortar. The surface must be prepared, otherwise, something will constantly fall off from the convex walls. The solution is worked through with a special spatula with teeth so that air gaps remain. The easiest way is to lay seamless tiles that are precisely sized. It is expensive, but you will save on plastic crosses and grouting (you still cannot do without a minimum amount). Sometimes it is replaced with a colorless construction sealant or silicone.
When cutting materials with a grinder or tiling cutter, be sure to wear eye protection and work clothing. If you do not want to do the cutting, choose a cladding of a format that will completely fit into the length of the walls and floor. Missing centimeters can be covered with an end corner, plinth or side. Laying starts from the bottom. Use a tiling workshop if you have questions.
Tiling finishes for a small bathroom
The design of tiling bathrooms is not particularly limited, but it is important that there is no feeling of narrowing of the walls or overhanging ceiling. This happens when there are a black floor and ceiling with light or mirrored walls.
The color and format of the tiling are of secondary importance, especially if it is not chamfered, the combination is important – there should be more light surfaces in a proportional ratio. Imitation of marble with “seamless” laying, successfully combined with plain light surfaces, visually expands the space of a small bathroom or a toilet. Large patterns can visually narrow the size of a small room, it is better to limit yourself to individual inserts.
Horizontal and vertical lines work flawlessly, “raising” the ceiling and pushing apart the walls. If black seems gloomy, use an alternative: Purple; Dark blue; Eggplant; Blueberry shade. Not everyone succeeds in the classic black and white design. But an extravagant version with black sanitary ware and golden shades of a border on a light background always looks great, especially with imitation of marble on the floor.
What you need to consider
Many people prefer modern and practical bathrooms. Not only beauty is important, but also the functionality of the room. Therefore, it is recommended to think about the design of the bathroom project in advance. Taking into account the peculiarities of the room, it will be possible to choose the best option for the interior, hiding space imperfections.
Everything matters, from lighting and plumbing to decorative elements. Even if the room has a small area, with a competent layout, you can conveniently place everything you need. You can choose any style. It can be an extension of the rest of the house or stand-alone. The most preferred styles are shown in the table.
Design Description Classic Opt for marble tiles.
Natural stone furniture. Choose an identical ornament. The palette is monotonous. Plaster that imitates natural material is perfect for a spacious bath. For a small room, it is better not to choose it.
Country An abundance of natural materials and hand-made products. When using wood furniture, it is important to take care of covering it with a special compound to protect it from the negative effects of moisture. The range is light, brown, or red. Antique items will help to complement the general atmosphere.
Ethnic For ceiling and wall decoration, choose stone or wood in brown, gray tones. It is recommended that you choose an attractive country and reflect its motives in the room.
If the dimensions of the room are small, it is recommended to make a design plan in advance. This will allow you to use every centimeter and make everything comfortable.