Are you designing a bathroom, but don't know where to start when it comes to choosing floor tiles? Covering everything from patterned floor tiles to textured finishes and all-encompassing wall and floor tiles, our guide to the best bathroom floor tile ideas is here to inspire. Whether your bathroom is small, contemporary or traditional, you're guaranteed to find a style that suits...
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1. Embrace pattern clashing in your bathroom
For an on-trend look, why not consider pattern clashing in your bathroom? Pair statement patterned floor tiles with a stunning wallpaper – we love the idea of beautiful botanical print wallpaper. The key to successful pattern clashing? No matter how clashing your designs, ensure that the tones are complementary.
For more tips and tricks on mixing patterns and prints check out our guide.
2. Choose luxury vinyl tile for hard wearing solution
Luxury vinyl tile is becoming increasingly popular in bathrooms; it’s hard-wearing, warm underfoot and of course, great for high moisture areas. For an understated yet elegant feel, choose a soft grey tile with delicate patterning – a great option for an otherwise white scheme. Find out more about choosing and laying vinyl flooring. Check out more of our bathroom flooring solutions.
Amtico’s Mirus Feather 10 x 91cm, priced from £39.99 per m2, from the Space collection.
3. Opt for patterned floor tiles
If you're looking to create a striking design feature, consider opting for patterned floor tiles. Pretty blues and greens work well with both contemporary bathrooms and more traditional bathrooms; pair with accessories that complement their key colours for a cohesive look. Find out more about choosing bathroom tiles.
Influenced by Portuguese tile designs, these hand made Maderia Amparotile, 20 x 20cm, £7.80 per tile, are available at Fired Earth.
4. Create a rustic feel with wood effect tiles
For a bathroom with a more rustic feel, wood effect tiles are an option worth considering. As each tile has a unique shade and pattern, it's easy to create a bespoke feeling parquet effect in your bathroom that's water resistant and easily cleaned.
Find these Treverkmade Cognac Wood Brick Porcelain Tiles, 28 x 7cm, £55.99, per m2, at Gemini Tiles.
5. Choose tiles that work on the floor and walls
For a bathroom with a seamless and contemporary feel, consider opting for minimalist grey tiles on both the floor and the walls. Pair with crisp white and warm wood accessories for a luxe bathroom. A freestanding bath completes the look, if space allows.
We love these Rimini Bluestone Floor Tiles, from £66 per m2 for 60 x 60cm. For similar wall tiles shown on the right, try these Blue Lagoon Hexagon’s, 31 x 29cm, £140 per m2. Both from The Stone and Ceramic Warehouse.
6. Add a vintage feel to a contemporary bathroom
Consider incorporating a vintage feel into a contemporary bathroom with the addition of stylish patterned floor tiles with a slightly antiqued design. To prevent the room from feeling overwhelmed, pair with an otherwise neutral scheme.
These Scintilla Ceramic Star Tiles, 45 x 45cm, from £29.95 per m2, are available in black, blue, orange and green. On the walls are White Rustic metro tiles 15 x 7.5cm, £39.95 per m2, both are available at Walls and Floors.
Find more lovely traditional bathroom ideas in our design guide.
7. Design a unique bathroom floor using versatile tiles
For a contemporary bathroom floor, opt for vinyl tiles that allow you to create your own design. In addition to being slip-resistant and durable, they provide a great opportunity to create a unique floor that suits your style and bathroom.
Little Bricks Vinyl Flooring, 30.5 x 15.2cm, £39.95 per m2, available in nine colours from Harvey Maria.
8. Lay floor to ceiling tiles for a seamless, hotel look
For a seamless look that's perfect for a modern bathroom, opt for the same tiles on the walls and floors. Choose a neutral colour, but look out for textures to keep it interesting – consider a mixture of plain, petal, clover, vintage diamond and cross-stitch textures during the design process.
Find these Macrame Pumice porcelain tiles, 20 x 20cm, £52.50 per m2, at Topps Tiles.
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9. Opt for on-trend terrazzo
Terrazzo is a huge trend at the moment (in fact it made it into our top interior trends for 2019) and makes a great addition to a contemporary bathroom. We love the idea of pairing matt finished porcelain tiles with equally on-trend, hexagonal porcelain tiles for a modern look bathroom.
10. Create the illusion of space with floral tiling
Create the illusion of space in a small bathroom with the addition of a large scale floral trail design. Team with metro tiles for an on-trend, modern feel. If space allows, a statement freestanding bath completes the look.
No.8 design marble floor tiles in black marquina and crema marfil from the Prestige Collection, 60 x 60cm, £355 per m2, Pitti diamond edge clay tiles in white, 25 x 50cm, £390 per m2, all Devon & Devon.