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How to Choose Best Mexican Tiles for Bathrooms?


Mexican tiles are all rage nowadays and people are enthusiastically installing them in their bathrooms, kitchen, and hallways. They are not only beautiful, hand-painted, have a unique design but also extremely cost-effective. These tiles are so valuable, classy and exclusive that they are passed on to next generations.

Apart from being beautiful, exquisite and, eye-pleasing Mexican floor tiles are easy to clean and maintain. They are handmade and feel great under your feet. It is really time-consuming to hand, paint and design them, but the end results are totally worth it.

So if you are planning to install them in your home bathrooms then follow these easy tips to choose the best one.

Select Solid Color:

Try to choose a solid color combination for your bathroom. If your bathroom is painted in neutral hues like white, grey or beige then try to install tiles of solid bold colors like blue, yellow, green, orange or dark red. Use different color combinations to give your bathroom an artistic touch.

Cost of Tiles:

Before zeroing on any design, try to see whether it fits in your budget or not. If you absolutely love tour tiles then have four blocks of it placed in four corners of your washroom or you can also have one tour tile placed in the middle of your bathroom right under the light fixtures in order to make them prominent.

Nowadays, numerous Mexican tiles designs and colors are available in every price range. You can choose one that fits perfectly in your budget. Ask your contractor to tell you about a single tile cost and if it’s affordable then lay it in your whole bathroom instead of few installing few tiles here and there.

Choose Patterns Wisely:

After selecting the primary color of your Mexican tile, check out all the patterned tiles. Decide whether you eat to go for border designs, single designs or tour tile designs. Make sure all these tiles go with your primary color and compliments it. You can use the single tile designs as your border and tour tiles in the middle of your washroom near vanity sink or tub.

Tile Designs:

There are several tile types and styles designed specifically for your bathroom counter-tops, showers and floors. For counters, you can only add a single primary collier, but for the shower, you can go all creative and have an exquisite border it. You and can also install a set of four tiles in the middle of your shower and or can even lay mural tile. Also, you can lay tiles of different colors horizontally in a beautiful pattern on the small bench of your shower.

Types of Tile:

There are different types of tile for your bathroom floors, for instance, classic, raised glaze, hand painted with a glaze and multi-color intricate designs. Classic designs have a white background and will look extremely elegant if you match it with the same color background. Whereas multicolored intricate tiles look best in neutral colors like beige, brown and cocoa shell.

Choose the type of tile and design according to your bathroom size. Tiles must enhance the beauty of your bathroom, not make it look overstuffed and small.

If you have a large bathroom, then lay complex pattern tiles as they will look beautiful and make your washroom look like a piece of art. If your washroom size is small then use a small square of four tile patterns to make it stand out. These four tiles will become the focal point of your washroom so choose wisely.

Saltillo Tile:

This tile is manufactured in Mexico and is clay based. It is not only low cost, durable but also available in a variety of colors, sizes, and shapes. They are hand crafted and one of the best tiles for bathrooms, they are not only water resistant but also slip resistant. You can easily choose from three Mexican Saltillo tiles finishes namely traditional, antique and manganese. They gel perfectly well with the ultimate finish and enhances the overall look of your washroom.

Encaustic style Mexican Tile:

This particular style does not wear down or fade away with time. They are easy to maintain and clean. They don’t get stains easily so is best for homes having small children. They add beauty to your bathroom by enhancing its walls and floors.

Final Word:

Laying Mexican floor tiles can transform the whole look of your bathroom and can make it elegant, bold and inviting. These useful tips will help you in choosing the best tile for your washroom. In order to get true Mexico to feel in your bathroom try to add small Mexico mug or flower pot on your counter-top. Hang a frame on your washroom wall having a beautiful sunset of Mexico City to finish off the entire look.

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