Bathroom Tile Designs

Bathroom Tile Backsplash

A bathroom tile backsplash is an important part of any home bathroom. Tile is moisture resistant and protects the walls and the foundation of the home from damage due to steam, dripping water, or a flooded bathtub. The backsplash protects the wall behind the counter top in the bathroom sink area. Decorative tile borders can be designed that complement the tile work in the rest of the bathroom. Often, homeowners will choose a different, but coordinating tile pattern in smaller pieces, for added interest and detail.

Mosaic Bathroom Tile Backsplash

Since the bathroom tile backsplash is easier to keep clean than the floors, a mosaic tile look is also popular. A professional tile worker can break your tile into smaller pieces. He may or may not add in other tiles in coordinating colors or patterns. Mosaic tile pieces can be arranged to form deliberate patterns and pictures, or randomly placed. Just like in the rest of the bathroom, the spaces between the tile will be filled in with grout before being sealed and finished off.

Contemporary Bathroom Tile Backsplash

If you'd like a cleaner, more streamlined look, then you can use tiles in your bathroom to create a backsplash that's more subdued and discreet. Since the backsplash area is generally 8-10 inches tall, the tiles you used on the floor or in the tub surround are often too large to fit. Cutting them to size is often the best solution. Experiment with laying them straight or at an angle. You may also be able to custom-order half-sized tiles to accommodate the area. Thirds are also sometimes available.

Tile is a commonsense approach to protecting your home from moisture damage and a bathroom tile backsplash is an inexpensive yet highly visible little change you can make. It can be the beginning of a redecorating project, or it can be an afterthought. No matter what drives you to creating a bathroom tile backsplash, it's a high impact project that can be completed in just a few hours. Having a nice backsplash will make your visits to the restroom a little more satisfying.