Wet Room Design Ideas

The London Tile Co.

For most of us the mention of a wet room conjures images of large and lavish bathrooms, big enough to fit the whole family in. But with the right design and products, you can create a practical and attractive walk-in shower in almost any size room. A cupboard under the stairs or an awkward shaped loft conversion can easily become a wet room, or you can go all out and create a large wet room as your main bathroom.

London Tile’s Essential Guide To Wet Rooms

The London Tile Co.

There are a number of factors that have contributed to the increased popularity of the wet room in the UK; busy lives create the need for quick and easy showering, an ageing population and increase in multi-generation households require an accessible bathroom for the whole family, and our desire to have a stylish and luxurious bathing space in our own home. These reasons, amongst others, are why so many of us are banishing the bath and opting for an open plan wet room.

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How To Create A Luxury Wet Room At Home

The London Tile Co.

Wet rooms and walk in showers are fast becoming a popular choice in UK homes, and as costs fall and the process of installing a DIY wet room becomes simpler, it’s easy to see why. Some may choose a wet room as a simple second bathroom, or as an option for those who need something more accessible. In the early stages of planning your wet room, think carefully about how you are likely to use it.

What Do I Need To Create A Wet Room?

The London Tile Co.

Last year over 250,000 wet rooms were installed in the UK, with around 5% of homes now believed to have a wet room overall. A wet room or level access shower room is often seen as a luxury, however it is fast becoming the practical choice for homeowners. million people living with a disability in the UK, plus an ageing population, the open plan design of a wet room makes it the perfect bathroom choice for all members of the family.

Designing An Accessible Wet Room

The London Tile Co.

Wet rooms are often associated with luxury, however they are becoming more and more popular as an option for those with mobility issues such as the elderly or less abled. We’ve put together some top tips to help you create a stylish and practical accessible wet room. It’s also worth considering these options if you don’t have mobility issues but are planning on updating your bathroom, as an accessible wet room is an attractive prospect to buyers.

Planning a Wet Room in a Small Space

The London Tile Co.

If you have a small bathroom but rarely use your bath, then a wet room could be the perfect solution for you. Removing the tub and adding a level-access walk in shower will free up space in the room, whilst also making showering much more convenient. Wet rooms are also the perfect option for those with young children or mobility issues, as there is no issue manoeuvring in and out of the shower. Advice Wet Room

A Guide to Choosing Your Bathroom Tiles

The London Tile Co.

Samples allow you can see the actual tile in your room. Can I use different floor tiles in different rooms? To put it simply, pick the tiles best for the room, that may be the same tiles used elsewhere in the house, or it could be something completely unique to that room.

Interesting Ideas For Mosaic Tiles

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Mosaic tiles have been used for thousands of years to create works of art and decoration by people all over the world. Available in glass, stone, ceramic and even metal, mosaic tiles also come in a variety of colours and designs suitable for so many surfaces. Ways To Use Mosaic Tiles. Adding mosaics to the riser of each step gives a subtle but glamorous look to any staircase. If you have a level-access shower or wetroom, use mosaics on the shower area floor.

How to Plan the Perfect Shower Niche

The London Tile Co.

Or are you looking for something that will blend with the rest of the room?/li>. It is vital that the tanking of the wet room is installed correctly to keep everything watertight and ship-shape. recommend the Ardex WPC Tanking System for your wet room. have many tiles to suit any shower niche design aesthetic: Mosaics : We often recommend using mosaic tiles as their smaller size means they are well suited to shower niches.

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July Featured Tiles: Arabia and Victorian Mosaics

The London Tile Co.

Perfect for contemporary kitchens, the Arabia range is also perfect for creating a serene feel in bathrooms & wet rooms. Victorian Mosaics. There’s a reason Victorian-inspired mosaic tiles never go out of style; the classic checkerboard design somehow manages to suit every type of property and style of decor. Each sheet of mosaic squares measures 285x285mm, with each square approximately 45x45mm.

Go Glam with the Glittering Allure Range

The London Tile Co.

With glittering decors and stylish herringbone mosaics, Allure is available in four cool colours. Featuring a metallic effect finish, these tiles will wow in any room. Square & Herringbone Mosaic Tiles. Choose from traditional square or herringbone mosaic tiles in the same four colours as the rest of the range. These mosaics can be used on walls or floors, and make a great non-slip area in walk-in showers and wet rooms. At The London Tile Co.

Design Ideas For Shower Tiles

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Bathrooms provide a great space to get creative; you’re not going to be spending large amounts of time in there at once so any bold designs will not be overwhelming, and it’s the perfect room to create different zones or areas as these are already designated by their purpose. Whether you’re tiling the shower area above a bath, or have opted for a walk in shower or wet room, you can show your style with your shower tiles.

4 Ways To Use a Mosaic Tile Border

The London Tile Co.

we love mosaic tiles. From non-slip wet room floors, to dazzling kitchen splashbacks, mosaic tiles have a range of uses in kitchens and bathrooms. One of the most popular uses for mosaic tiles is as a border or feature strip, so we’ve put together four ways you can use them in your home. If you want to add colour to your bathroom or kitchen without overdoing it, a bright glass mosaic tile is a great choice. Mosaic Edge Border.

January Featured Tiles: Caress & Destiny

The London Tile Co.

Simply changing the tiles in your kitchen or bathroom can breathe new life into your existing decor, or you could do something more drastic like adding a tiled feature wall to your living area or converting your bathroom into a wet room. Transform any room with Grey, White, Slate or Black tiles in either 600x300mm or 600x600mm formats. This range is made up of three different but equally stunning stone effect porcelain tiles, each with a co-ordinating mosaic.

September Featured Tiles: Luxury Marble & Trend

The London Tile Co.

Each colour comes in a selection fo colours and sizes, allowing you to create a co-ordinating wet room with a combination of field and mosaic tiles that can be used on walls and floors. 600x600mm matt mosaic. 600x600mm polished mosaic. As the weather cools down and the kids go back to school we’ve found ourselves content with the upcoming change of season.

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Award Winning Design

As The Tile Turns

This glass enclosed "wet-room" concept is a solution to fitting a tub and two showerheads into a narrow space. We love Anne''s ability to gracefully combine a porcelain floor with an exquisite clean lined stone mosaic. Tatami Mosaic and Walks Porcelain provided by Decorative Materials , Anne''s "favorite stone, bath and tile vendor in the Aspen area.". We love when our talented clients are recognized for their hard earned work.

New Tile Ranges at London Tile!

The London Tile Co.

Tudor is a great new range of porcelain tiles that can be used for both walls and floors in pretty much any room in your home. These tiles look great when used as an alternative to wood or laminate in living rooms and hallways, but can also be used to add a textured look to kitchens and bathrooms. The Wisconsin ceramic tiles have a worn vintage look to them, giving a rustic ‘shabby chic’ feel to rooms.

March Featured Tiles: Pharaoh Stone & Sidewalk Cement Effect Tiles

The London Tile Co.

The Natural field tiles are available in a 900x300mm wall and 450x450mm floor tile which can be used together for a cohesive look in wet rooms, bathrooms and kitchens. decor tiles; a textured Hammered Decor or a patchwork patterned tile with 12 mini squares that create the look of small patterned mosaics. If there was ever a month that highlighted how up-and-down English weather can be, February 2019 was definitely it.

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Behind the Scenes: A "Collab" Project With Company KD

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Susan selected Estrella Silver Blend glass mosaic from Artistic Tile as a dynamic focal point for her kitchen. Susan turned her powder room into a bold jewel box. The Master Bathroom is a neutral Zen like space incorporating a European wet room complete with shower and tub in enclosed glass room. Do you ever wonder what a designer would put in her or his home? So do we!

London Tile September Tile Offers

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Our Amazon range of slate tiles are available in Black, Graphite grey and Multicoloured – perfect for many different rooms in the home. Pair these tiles with a glass mosaic border to add a touch of glamour to bathrooms. The matching mosaics can be used as a border, or as a non-slip area in wet rooms and walk in showers. Our new Tile Offers start today, and we have some fantastic deals for September.

November Featured Tiles: Panache & Temple

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For those looking to add a feature wall or splashback there are also decor tiles in each colour – these are also 700x250mm but are split into nine to replicate a mosaic or smaller tile. These tiles are perfect for kitchens and bathrooms, and can be used on walls and floors together in wet rooms. Another new month is here and with it brings comfort food, fireworks and fairy lights.

March Tile Offers

The London Tile Co.

Use a mix of sizes to create a traditional flagstone pattern, and the mosaic tiles are perfect for wet room floors. March is here and so are our latest Monthly Tile Offers. This month we’ve got four amazing tile ranges for you to choose from. Artisan is one of our best selling kitchen tile ranges. The simple rustic tiles are available in a range of neutral colours, with matching dado border tiles. This month you can save 25% on the full Artisan range.

September Featured Tiles: Aquarius & Caress

The London Tile Co.

It’s also the ideal time to add something like underfloor heating or a full wet room to your home so you can really enjoy these small luxuries when the weather changes. There’s something luxurious about the look of natural stone but did you know that it needs to be sealed regularly – particularly in showers or areas where it might get wet? The 600x300mm wall tiles are ceramic and come in either a plain field tile or a linear faux-mosaic decor tile.

Stand Out With Metallic Effect Tiles

The London Tile Co.

The latest tile trend is one that will add a touch of urban glamour to any room in your home. One of our favourites has to be the metallic finishes that are appearing everywhere; from subtle shimmer to rusted metal, these tiles are cool and modern which makes them perfect for any room. Whether your styles leans towards industrial kitchens or you want a striking feature wall in your living room, these tiles are sure to make a statement.

London Tile October Tile Offers

The London Tile Co.

Use two or more colours to create different zones in open plan living areas and wet rooms. These tiles look great when complemented with a natural stone mosaic border. It’s officially autumn, and the start of a new month means brand new Tile Offers at London Tile!

PorcelPave New Outdoor Porcelain Paving Tiles

The London Tile Co.

Porcelain is quickly becoming the most popular tile material for almost every application; from non-slip mosaics for wet room floors, to natural looking wood effect floor tiles. The qualities that make porcelain such a desirable material for the home also make it the perfect choice for outdoor applications. While standard 8-10mm thick porcelain floor tiles are perfect for indoors, the tiles do need to be at least double this to withstand external conditions.

Floor Tile Slip Resistance Ratings Explained

The London Tile Co.

In most areas of the home a standard tile is fine, however if you are looking for tiles for a wet room, external use or swimming pool surround it’s something you should consider. Grouted joints will add extra slip resistance – mosaic tiles have added grip thanks to the additional grout lines, however we do not recommend glass mosaic tiles for floors. Suitable for internal domestic floors subject to occasional wetting, e.g. bathrooms.

Top Bathroom Trends For 2015

The London Tile Co.

We have a great selection of metallic mosaic tiles , or for something more subtle try the shimmer effect Quattro tiles. This trend is all about making the room more homely by adding personal touches that are often saved for other rooms – art on the walls, plants and DIY storage all create a much more cosy space. Creating a wet room or walk in shower in your own home is becoming increasingly popular due to the desire for a hotel-style bathroom.

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Industry News

CTDA's Tiledealer Blog

They boast a large sku assortment across multiple categories including Tile Trims and Seals, Under Tile Heating, Waterproof Matting, Crack Suppression, Wet Rooms and Glass Mosaics. Tile Redi® wins new product award. Tile Redi®, world-leading manufacturer and marketer of pre-formed, one-piece shower pans and related accessories, received the award for “Surfaces 2013 Best New Product” sponsored by Floor Tends and Tile magazines.