10 beautiful bathroom floor tile ideas

Bathroom floor tiles can add texture, pattern, colour and interest to your scheme. So ditch the all-white look for something more adventurous...

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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. 

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 prints. The key to successful pattern clashing? No matter how clashing your designs, ensure that the tones are complementary.

Find these eye-catching Mardi Gras 599 Sagres vinyl tiles, available in 2m, 3m or 4m widths, £15.99 per m2, at Carpetright. The wallpaper is Fern Jungle by Cole & Son.

bathroom with monochrome patterned flooring, pattern clashing wallpaper, a freestanding bath and small side table with house plants

(Image: © Carpetright)

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.

Amtico’s Mirus Feather 10 x 91cm, priced from £39.99 per m2, from the Space collection

bathroom flooring in grey tone with sink and laundry basket

(Image: © Amtico)

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 and more traditional bathrooms; pair with accessories that complement their key colours for a cohesive look.  

Influenced by Portuguese tile designs, these hand made Maderia Amparotile, 20 x 20cm, £7.80 per tile, are available at Fired Earth. 

green and blue toned patterned tile floor with black freestanding bath

(Image: © 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. 

wood effect tiles in bathroom with white scheme and freestanding bath

(Image: © 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. 

grey toned bathroom in space with open windows, freestanding bath and wall mounted sink and storage

(Image: © Rimini)

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. 

bathroom with white scheme metro tiles and patterned tiled floor, bath with built in shower and sink and toilet

(Image: © Walls and Floors)

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 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. 

bathroom with unique or bespoke feeling blue coloured floor

(Image: © 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.

floor to ceiling seamless, cream coloured tiles in bathroom with shower, wall mounted sink and house plants

(Image: © Topps Tiles)

9. Opt for on-trend terrazzo

Terrazzo is a huge trend this season 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. 

Ofelia terrazzo style floor tiles, 45.2 x 45.2cm, £28.99 per m2, and Apollo wall tiles, 28.5 x 33cm, £22.99 per m2, all Tile Mountain. 

on trend terazzo tiled bathroom in white scheme with minimalist feeling sanitaryware

(Image: © Tile Mountain)

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. 

(Image: © Devon & Devon)

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