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Bathroom Tile: Introduction
Looking for pictures of tile you can copy for your own bathroom? Look no further. We've got tile designs from top manufacturers, with everything laid out for you for your own installation.Continue to 2 of 30 below.
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Accent and Border Tiles for BathroomContinue to 3 of 30 below.
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A Stately Bathroom Tile Design from Interceramic
It takes a certain kind of bathroom to be able to pull off this look. Large, sixteen-inch square tiles with a wall inset give this room a highly unique, regal look.
Shown: Bone, Gold, and Marron tile from Interceramic, 16" x 16".Continue to 4 of 30 below.
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Striking Harlequin Bathroom
In sharp contrast to other, more serious, bathrooms in this gallery, this one features a lively design of sharply contrasting black-and-white Harlequin tiles (3" x 6" Ice White and 3" x 6" Gloss Black) above the sink.
To make this work, the tile designer has toned down the field tile with fairly conventional 3" x 6" tiles (in Ice White). If you want to get fancy about the whole thing, these 3" x 6" tiles are often called subway tiles.
2" x 6" Shelf Rail... separates the two different types of tile.
American Olean Harlequin TilesContinue to 5 of 30 below.
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Candalara Bathroom TilesCan it get any more lavish than this? Not recommended for the faint of heart, this bathroom tile design is perfect for would-be Roman emperors...or for anyone who just wants to look like one.
American Olean pulls out all stops with its Candalara Glass line.
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- Field Tile and Chair Rail - Silver Lake 4" x 4" (field); 3" x 8" tiles (chair rail)
- Accent Tile - 3" x 8" Acanthus
- Wall Tile - 2" x 2" Acanthus Dot with Ivory Tumbled Stone
- Floor Tile - Amiata Bianco
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Relaxed and Elegant Bathroom Tile
A soothing tile design guaranteed for restful baths, this offering from American Olean infuses your bathroom with high style and elegant looks.
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- Floor - Alysse in Blanc 13" x 13" Field Tile
- Wall - 10" x 13" Field Tile with Designer Elegance Botticino 3 1/2" x 8" Shelf Rail and 3" x 12" Spiral Swag Accent.
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Checkerboard Bathroom Floor Design
This bathroom tile picture shows a highly distinctive diagonal tile design with inset border behind the bathtub. The border breaks up what would be an otherwise large and boring expanse of tile.
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- Azteca Antique Bronze 6" x 6"
- Antique Bronze Beltaine Border 3" x 12"
- Antique Bronze Beltaine Insert/Corner 3" x 3"
- More Details - See Shopping Link Below
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Cool and Simple Bathroom Tile Design
An all-white bathroom tile layout can be overwhelming. That's why this bathroom tile picture features off-white floor tile that is a salt-and-pepper mosaic, with contrasting gray grout.
- Walls - Unglazed Mosaic in Ice White 1" x 2"
- Floor - Salt and Pepper Mosaic
Shop Direct - American Olean Ice White Bathroom TileContinue to 9 of 30 below.
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Travertine Bath Tile
In addition to the travertine tile, I like the extra touches, such as the seat and corner soap dishes.
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- Field Tile - Tumbled Stone Azteca 6" x 6"
- Soap Dish - Resin Travertine
- Field Tile - Puerto Gold 6" x 6"
- More Details - See Shopping Link Below
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A Modern Bathroom Tile Idea--with Coffee, Wine, and Ice
Easily one of my personal favorite pictures of modern bathroom tile. Open showers like this require a little extra floor space to account for the "splash zone."
- Shower - Bright French Roast 4 1/4" x 4 1/4"
- Shower - Matte Glacier 4 1/4" x 4 1/4"
- Floor - Vintage Stone Chablis 16" x 16"
Shop Direct - American Olean French Roast TileContinue to 11 of 30 below.
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Jumbo Bathroom Tiles from SpainWe don't often talk about mondo-sized bathroom tiles--sizes tend to range from mosaic up to thirteen inchers. Here is a bathroom tile picture from one of my favorite tile manufacturers, Hispano Azul, featuring a tile that covers nearly four square feet.
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- Tuareg Tiles, 23.6" from Hispano Azul
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Easy Porcelain Tile For a Sharp, Modern LookThis bathroom tile picture features easy-to-install 13" porcelain tile. Note, too, that the tile extends halfway up the wall, bordered by listello tile.
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- Armstrong Avignon Glazed Porcelain Floor Tile 13" x 13", Satin Finish
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Basic But Beautiful Tile InstallationFormal and stately, yet friendly, this bathroom tile design is a low-cost installation using easily available Armstrong Ceramic tile.
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- Armstrong Perla Marble (Ceramic Tile) 13" x 13"
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Striking Tile Installation with Diagonal InlayShake things up a little! This bathroom tile picture highlights American Florim's Navajo Series inlaid in the center. Turned diagonally, and with a border added, this embellishment is well worth the time and nominal expense to install it.
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- American Florim tile (inset), Navajo series.
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Mosaic Backsplash and More
Mosaic tile was practically invented for bathrooms. And there is no better place for mosaic than around the sink area. Mosaic makes a great backsplash surface.
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- Marazzi glass mosaic tiles, Opalie Marfil and Beige.
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Rococco Pink Bathroom With Metal Mosaic TileThis is a bathroom/makeup area straight out of 1940s Hollywood. It's pure fantasy with the curved back wall and the 5/8" brushed stainless steel mosaic and Kohler pink Dolce Vita vessel sink.
For more, see the Ann Sacks link below.Continue to 17 of 30 below.
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Refreshing Blue Tile for Wall Behind Bathroom Sink
Ann Sacks' tile may be expensive, but this company has some tile like you've never seen before. You won't find this stuff on the racks at Lowe's.
This is a glossy tile, 2" x 6", in white, black, and a nice, light robin's egg blue. It's one of those rare tiles that works equally well in bathrooms for children or adults.Continue to 18 of 30 below.
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Beautiful Retro Sixties-Themed Starburst Bathroom TilesA blast from the past? These Starburst tiles from Ann Sacks come in pastel yellow and green, along with a putty colored one. At 4" square, they are versatile and can be used anywhere in the bathroom: shower, tub surround, lower sections of walls (anywhere except for floor).Continue to 19 of 30 below.
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Mosaic Bathroom Tile Picture With Complementary Color on Floor
The wall tile, from Ann Sacks and called Zen Weave Mosaic, is a stunning, urban mixture of dark colors. Floor tile (Petal in Gray) picks up on the occasional tans sprinkled throughout the mosaic.Continue to 20 of 30 below.
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Concrete Floor Tile For BathroomFanciful swirls move from tile to tile in this design from Ann Sacks/Andy Fleishman. No matter which direction you set the tile, it will always mate up with swirls in adjoining tile. These 12" x 12" concrete tiles (Variations) can be butted edge-to-edge (grout-free) or can be grouted, as shown here.Continue to 21 of 30 below.
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Shades of Gray: Manhattan Subway Glass Tile
This is the height of high-style urban tile design: everything in this bathroom is a different shade of gray. And those tile names? Chelsea, Battery Park, Greenwich, Midtown.
On the bathroom wall, you're looking at standard subway tile (subway = 3:2 or 2:1 ratio, width to height) and on the floor, stone/glass blend tile from Bedrosian's Manhattan Series.Continue to 22 of 30 below.
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Go Vertical: Highlight Enclosure Wall With Vertically Installed Tile
Toilet enclosures are often dim, dismal affairs, nothing more than drywall boxes. Why be boring? This bathroom is brightened up with Rockefeller glass/stone mosaic blend tile in 12" by 13" sheets, from Bedrosian's Manhattan Series.
The vertical placement of the tile adds to the visual interest, making the tile the star of this bathroom's show.Continue to 23 of 30 below.
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Porcelain Tile That Only Looks Like Marble (and Wow...That Shower!)
You can have real marble tile in your bathroom. Of course, you can. You can have anything you want, as long as you pay enough for it.
But why put yourself through the agony of maintaining natural stone? Unless you have a large household staff, it's just not worth it.
Instead, quality tile manufacturers put out porcelain tile that looks more like marble than even marble does. This one comes from Bedrosian's and it's part of their Calacatta line of porcelain tile.
Porcelain differs... from ceramic in that it has a water absorption rate of .5% or less. That rating is based on a test in which tile is boiled and then the amount of water absorbed is measured. Basically, .5% is very low, as low as it gets.
Marble-look porcelain: great stuff.Continue to 24 of 30 below.
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Huge 24" Tile Gives Old-World Look To This Bathroom
You need a big bathroom to have tile this big.
This is 24" by 24" full-body glazed porcelain tile (yes, it looks like stone, but it's not) from Bedrosian's Cesare Magnus series.
Laying tile in this grid pattern makes it look like there are fewer tile seams than if it were laid in brick-work fashion.Continue to 25 of 30 below.
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Oval Accents: Unusually-Sized White Bathroom Tile
Beautiful white tile for this bathroom from Nemo Tile introduces smooth, graceful ovals to an accent wall.
One of the more unusual things is the tile size. While the 2:1 aspect ratio is normal (width twice as long as height), the sizing is not: 10 inches wide, 5 inches high.
Oval Cotton truly is "accent" tile, perfect for highlighting those special locations within the bathroom.Continue to 26 of 30 below.
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Elegant Tile Design Uses Big 2:1 Ratio Tiles, Checkerboard Diagonals
While the purported "star of the show" is Nemo's Frame Cotton on the left wall (and it is stunning, isn't it?), this entire bathroom is stunning and elegant and crisply designed.
Okay, Frame Cotton: 5" x 10" high-gloss tiles. This unique sizing is enough to register in the observer's sub-consciousness as: Is there something unusual going on here? (Answer: Why, yes).
Yet it's not unusual enough to suck all the air out of the room either. Tiles have to play... nicely and let other room elements shine, too: the pedestal sink, lovely little sconce light, generously sized bathtub, and diagonal tile.Continue to 27 of 30 below.
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Oversized White Subway Bathroom Wall Tile
At 8" x 12", these Merola wall tiles qualify as subway tiles--though quite large ones. It's a simple, traditional, clean look.
How do you know if a tile is supposed to be for wall or floor? Easy: check the tile's PEI ratings. The Porcelain Enamel Institute issues friction ratings for all tiles, from Class 1 (no foot traffic) to Class 5 (heavy commercial foot traffic). Since these tiles are PEI 1, they should only be used for walls.Continue to 28 of 30 below.
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Stark Gray Tile Gives Bathroom Modern Look
For an all-around stark modern look, consider a tile like this Merola Rapunzel Gray, in big 10" x 13" sizes.
Pair the tile with other contemporary bathroom elements like a vessel sink, cantilevered counter, and fixtures that extend from the wall rather than the counter.Continue to 29 of 30 below.
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Natural-Looking "Stone" Ceramic Bathroom Floor and Shower Tile
Not all stone-look tile looks like stone. This one does. It's from Stonepeak and is called Quartzite (in Lime "flavor") and it's the large tiles covering the shower walls, floor, and bathroom floor.
These are rectified tiles with sharp, 90-degree edges that allow you to fit the tiles closely together.Continue to 30 of 30 below.
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Stunning Linear Copper Tile For Tub Surround
Copper-tinged linear porcelain tile for this bathtub surround. This tile comes from Villagio Tile & Stone, based in Phoenix, AZ.