Bathroom floor tile ideas: 12 beautiful tile designs to inspire your scheme

Bathroom floor tiles can add texture, pattern, colour and interest to your room. Check out our ideas and ditch the all-white look for something more adventurous...

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If you're looking for bathroom floor tile ideas to help update your space and to make it feel fresher, you're in the right place! So we have rounded up our favourite bathroom tiles and put together a gallery of design to get you inspired. Whether your bathroom is small, contemporary or traditional, you're guaranteed to find a bathroom tile style that suits you...

Next, head over to our bathroom ideas gallery for endless inspiration and practical advice. 

1. Embrace pattern clashing with bathroom tiles

For an on-trend look, why not consider pattern clashing with your bathroom floor tiles? 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 

A neutral green bathroom with freestanding roll-top bath and wood effect flooring

(Image credit: Jeremy Phillips)

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 wood look tile – a great option for an otherwise white scheme. Find out more about choosing and laying vinyl flooring

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

Harvey Maria bathroom flooring

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For a space with a more rustic feel, wood effect bathroom 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. Vinyl tiles by Harvey Maria.

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 bathroom tiles on the walls and floors. One of the most luxurious looking bathroom floor tile ideas out there, achieve this look by choosing 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

Proctor House: Anna and John used there skills as an artist and architect in a colourful transformation of their Battersea home

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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. 

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

Charlotte and Adam Jarega extended and reconfigured their frumpy 1930s house to make way for a modern, family-friendly home

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It's design 101 that light colours make a smaller space feel bigger, so if you have a teeny bathroom opt for an all-white look. We know this risks looking a bit clinical so we recommend choosing different shapes and textures for your bathroom tiles. Here hexagonal floor tiles have been combined with a herringbone pattern and the over all look is gorgeous. For more small bathroom tile ideas, head to our feature.  

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. Find similar tiles at DIY sheds and tile specialists.

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Sophie Warren-Smith

Sophie has been an interior stylist and journalist for over 22 years and has worked for many of the main interior magazines during that time both in-house and as a freelancer. On the side, as well as being the News Editor of indie magazine, 91, Sophie trained to be a florist in 2019 and launched The Prettiest Posy where she curates beautiful flowers for the modern bride.