30 Gorgeous Bathroom Tiles

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    Bathroom Tile: Introduction

    Modern Bathroom Tile
    Modern Bathroom Tile. mustafa deliormanli / Getty Images

    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.

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    Accent and Border Tiles for Bathroom

    Bathroom Tile Decorative Border
    Decorative Fashion Accent. © Daltile

    It's not all about field tile. Border and accent tiles, when used with discretion, add pizazz without breaking your tile budget.

    This picture features a continuous band of accent tile from Daltile along the bathtub.

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    A Stately Bathroom Tile Design from Interceramic

    Bathroom Tile Alcove
    Interceramic Bathroom Tile. © 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".

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    Striking Harlequin Bathroom

    Harlequin Bathroom Tile
    Harlequin Bathroom. © American Olean

    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 Tiles

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    Candalara Bathroom Tiles

    Candalara Bathroom Tiles
    Candalara Bathroom Tiles. © American Olean
    Can 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.

    • 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
    American Olean Candalara Glass Tiles
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    Relaxed and Elegant Bathroom Tile

    American Olean Large Field File Bathroom Idea
    American Olean Large Field File Bathroom Idea. © American Olean

    A soothing tile design guaranteed for restful baths, this offering from American Olean infuses your bathroom with high style and elegant looks.

    • 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.

    Shop Direct - American Olean Botticino Tile

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    Checkerboard Bathroom Floor Design

    Bathroom Tile - Checkerboard Azteca from American Olean
    Bathroom Tile - Checkerboard Azteca from American Olean. © American Olean

    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.

    • 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

    American Olean - Azteca Bathroom Tile

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    Cool and Simple Bathroom Tile Design

    American Olean White Mosaic Tile 1
    American Olean White Mosaic Tile 1" x 2". © American Olean

    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 Tile

    American Olean - Salt and Pepper Bathroom Tile

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    Travertine Bath Tile

    American Olean Travertine Tile Bath
    American Olean Travertine Tile Bath. © American Olean

    In addition to the travertine tile, I like the extra touches, such as the seat and corner soap dishes.

    • 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

    American Olean - Azteca Bathroom Tile

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    A Modern Bathroom Tile Idea--with Coffee, Wine, and Ice

    American Olean Matte Glacier and French Roast Shower
    American Olean Matte Glacier and French Roast Shower. © American Olean

    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 Glacier Tile

    Shop Direct - American Olean French Roast Tile

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    Jumbo Bathroom Tiles from Spain

    Bathroom Tile 24
    © Hispano Azul
    We 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.
    • Tuareg Tiles, 23.6" from Hispano Azul
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    Easy Porcelain Tile For a Sharp, Modern Look

    Armstrong Ceramic Tile in Bathroom
    © Armstrong
    This bathroom tile picture features easy-to-install 13" porcelain tile. Note, too, that the tile extends halfway up the wall, bordered by listello tile.
    • Armstrong Avignon Glazed Porcelain Floor Tile 13" x 13", Satin Finish
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    Basic But Beautiful Tile Installation

    Bathroom Ceramic Marble Tile
    © Armstrong
    Formal and stately, yet friendly, this bathroom tile design is a low-cost installation using easily available Armstrong Ceramic tile.
    • Armstrong Perla Marble (Ceramic Tile) 13" x 13"
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    Striking Tile Installation with Diagonal Inlay

    © American Florim
    Shake 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.
    • American Florim tile (inset), Navajo series.
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    Mosaic Backsplash and More

    Bathroom Tile Picture Mosaic
    Mosaic Around Sink. © Marazzi

    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.

    • Marazzi glass mosaic tiles, Opalie Marfil and Beige.
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    Rococco Pink Bathroom With Metal Mosaic Tile

    Metal Mosaic Backsplash Tile
    © Ann Sacks
    This 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.

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    Refreshing Blue Tile for Wall Behind Bathroom Sink

    Blue Bathroom Tile from Ann Sacks
    © Ann Sacks

    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.

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    Beautiful Retro Sixties-Themed Starburst Bathroom Tiles

    Retro Starbust Bathroom Tile
    © Ann Sacks
    A 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).
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    Mosaic Bathroom Tile Picture With Complementary Color on Floor

    Bathroom Wall Tile
    © Ann Sacks

    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.

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    Concrete Floor Tile For Bathroom

    Swirly Bathroom Floor Tile
    © Ann Sacks
    Fanciful 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.
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    Shades of Gray:  Manhattan Subway Glass Tile

    Gray Manhattan Subway Glass Tile
    Gray Manhattan Subway Glass Tile. © Bedrosian's

    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.

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    Go Vertical: Highlight Enclosure Wall With Vertically Installed Tile

    Bathroom - Glass and Stone Blend Tile Vertical on Wall
    Bathroom - Glass and Stone Blend Tile Vertical on Wall. © Bedrosian's

    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.

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    Porcelain Tile That Only Looks Like Marble (and Wow...That Shower!)

    Large Bathroom Features Marble Tile and Standalone Tub
    Large Bathroom Features Marble Tile and Standalone Tub. © Bedrosian's

    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.

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    Huge 24" Tile Gives Old-World Look To This Bathroom

    Old World-Look Bathroom With Large Tile, Frameless Shower
    Old World-Look Bathroom With Large Tile, Frameless Shower. © Bedrosian's

    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.

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    Oval Accents:  Unusually-Sized White Bathroom Tile

    Bathroom Tile Oval Cotton
    Bathroom Tile Oval Cotton. © Nemo 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.

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    Elegant Tile Design Uses Big 2:1 Ratio Tiles, Checkerboard Diagonals

    Bathroom Frame Cotton Tile Design
    Bathroom Frame Cotton Tile Design. © Nemo Tile

    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.

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    Oversized White Subway Bathroom Wall Tile

    Bathroom Large White Subway Tile and Tiled Counter
    Bathroom Large White Subway Tile and Tiled Counter. © Merola 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.

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    Stark Gray Tile Gives Bathroom Modern Look

    Gray Porcelain Tile For Bathroom Wall and Floor
    Gray Porcelain Tile For Bathroom Wall and Floor. © Merola

    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.

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    Natural-Looking "Stone" Ceramic Bathroom Floor and Shower Tile

    Bathroom Floor and Shower Tile Quartzite-Lime
    Bathroom Floor and Shower Tile Quartzite-Lime. © Stonepeak

    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.  

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    Stunning Linear Copper Tile For Tub Surround

    Linear Interlock Copper Tile in Bathroom
    Linear Interlock Copper Tile in Bathroom. © Villagio Stone and Tile

    Copper-tinged linear porcelain tile for this bathtub surround.  This tile comes from Villagio Tile & Stone, based in Phoenix, AZ.