Bathroom floor tiles: 12 beautiful ideas to update your space

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

Bathroom floor tiles: 12 beautiful ideas to update your space
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Changing your bathroom floor tiles is a sure way to instantly update your space and make it feel fresher. So we have put together a load of ideas to get you inspired, so whether your bathroom is small, contemporary or traditional, you're guaranteed to find a style that suits...

Designing a bathroom from scratch? Head over to our bathroom ideas hub for endless information and practical advice. 

1. Embrace pattern clashing in your bathroom

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

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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.

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 Palm Jungle by Cole & Son.

2. Choose luxury vinyl for your bathroom floor tiles 

bathroom flooring in grey tone with sink and laundry basket

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Luxury vinyl tile is becoming increasingly popular as a bathroom floor tile solution; 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

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

3. Opt for patterned bathroom floor tiles

green and blue toned patterned bathroom floor tile

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If you're looking to create a striking design feature, consider opting for patterned bathroom 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. 

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 bathroom floor tiles

wood effect bathroom floor tiles with white scheme and freestanding bath

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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 bathroom floor tiles that work on the floor and walls

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

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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

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

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Consider incorporating a vintage feel into a contemporary bathroom with the addition of stylish patterned bathroom 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. 

7. Design a unique bathroom floor using versatile tiles 

bathroom floor tiles with unique or bespoke feeling blue coloured floor

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For a contemporary bathroom floor, opt for vinyl bathroom floor 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

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

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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.

Find out more about how to create a wet room.

9. Opt for on-trend terrazzo bathroom floor tiles

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

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Terrazzo is a huge trend at the moment 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. 

10. Create the illusion of space with floral bathroom floor tiles

Black floral bathroom floor tiles in a traditional bathroom

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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. 

11. Lay marble effect bathroom floor tiles for ultimate luxury

Tortora Gloss Marble Effect Tiles

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For a luxurious wet room-effect consider a floor-to-wall marble finish. Real marble will be expensive, but there are great-quality ceramic imitations. There's no need to stick to white, either; instead, explore earthy brown and beige shades for a more grounded look. 

The Tortora Gloss Marble Effect Tiles used in this bathroom are from London Tile. 

12. Lengthen your space with bathroom floor tiles  

Small bathroom with sunset tiles

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We love this idea! Creating an ombre effect with bathroom floor tiles. It's a great trick for small bathrooms too as it will lengthen your space and taking it up the side of the bath even more so. Keep the rest of your bathroom as simple as possible so not to distract from the floor and just let that be the focus. 

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