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Tile layout options in the bathroom: the basic methods and interesting ideas

Possible layout of tiles in the bathroom

Creating a unique and attractive designbath depends on the materials used. The most popular solution for the bathroom is ceramic tile. Performance and design possibilities of this material make it possible to create a truly unique and reliable coverage. With a variety of patterns and a wide color gamut possible to realize the most courageous decisions, and applying different versions of laying tiles in a bathroom visually enlarge and brighten the interior space.


  • The first step - the project
    • Popular options for layout
    • Classic styling wall tiles
    • Vertical stacking wall tiles
    • Combined tiling
  • The layout of the tile bathroom floor

The first step - the project

Creating a design project on paper

Draw a design project on paper by hand - a public method

The first thing you have to do is to createbathroom design project, which will be rendered a certain way of layout, color scheme and pattern tiles. To do this, you can turn to a professional designer or do it yourself in a special computer program. Another simpler solution would be to draw such a project by hand on a piece of paper. It all depends on your creativity and skills. By creating different variants of layout of tiles in the bathroom, you can choose the most attractive and make it a reality.

Creating a design project the bathroom in a computer program

It is very convenient to use a computer program to create a design project - at any moment can change everything

Important! The layout of the tiles - this is a complete visual representation of the future facing tiled walls and floor space with a description of the size, names of articles and tiles.

It should be noted that the visual perception of the room affects the color and size of the tiles. Because it is worth remembering the following:

  • tiles of light shades and small sizes visually expands the room;
  • dark shades tile allows you to narrow or to delineate the border area and bathroom;
  • horizontal stacking method expands the space and adds to the visual vertical height;
  • and to increase the visual tiles on the floor should be laid on the diagonal;
  • to visually enlarge the room with the help of the figure, it should be placed across the bathroom;
  • vertical arrangement of the frieze tiles and contrasting stripes at the corners of the room will add height;
  • or to add the height of decorating items should be placed at eye level or slightly higher.

Popular options for layout

Any existing layout elements ceramic tiles are variations on the basic standards.

Classic styling wall tiles

The horizontal tiling in the bathroom

Option horizontal tiling - a combination of two contrasting colors

This layout of the tiles in the bathroom and the most simplepopular. Tile is laid in neat rows, seam weld. Apply this method for laying a square and rectangular tiles, which laid horizontal to the floor. Usually one uses a tile pattern and without color, but there are three main options for laying tiles that combine different colors.

The first option involves changing colors dark - light - dark, which are separated by borders. This option is perfect for rooms with high ceilings.

The second option of laying a smooth transitionthe dark color from the bottom to the top of the light. The main thing that you need to consider is the correct placement of the transition line, it should be slightly above the level of the sink.

The third option is similar to the second, but the transition lineplaced on the same level as the bathroom. This allows you to visually expand the space and make it lighter. It should be noted that the walls can be decorated with small patches of tiles with patterns that can be positioned vertically or horizontally, thus enhancing the effect of increasing space.

Vertical stacking wall tiles

The room with a low ceiling can be extended,performing vertical layout of the tiles. For this method should only be used a rectangular tile that is placed vertically in a seam weld. Besides monochromatic styling also possible to allocate two basic options.

In the first embodiment, the change of color occurs in the corners of rooms. Each corner of the vertical lines can be performed in the color tile opposite from the base, thereby to increase the height visually.

Vertical stacking wall tiles

Vertical stacking wall tiles will highlight the elements of the bathroom using a different color tiles

The second option will help laying to zone eachbathroom item. To do this, the entire width of the sink, toilet or bathroom tile is laid, which is different from the color of the ground and place the transition is emphasized by means of curbs. Among other things, to enhance the effect, you can place a vertical panel in the selected zone.

Combined tiling

To create an unusual and memorable interior in the bathroom, you can use the combined method of installation. To do this, you can select one of the four major variants of laying:

Laying tiles on the diagonal

This method of stacking the most expensive onmaterials, since it implies a large amount of cutting. The layout of the tiles in the bathroom on the diagonal will expand the space visually and hide the irregularities of the walls if necessary. For this installation method is applied only to square tiles, and stacking is performed at an angle of 45 degrees relative to the floor.

Option diagonal laying without tilting tiles

Triangular arrays of tiles in a contrasting color can mimic diagonal laying

Important! The diagonal layout can be done without tilting the tile. It's enough to create a triangular arrays in opposite corners of the tiles of a different color, as shown in the figure.

The combination of horizontals and verticals

Combined method of laying tiles

Combined blow - a combination of vertical and horizontal stacking

A characteristic feature of this variant of layingis the use of square and rectangular tiles. Square tiles are used as the base coat, and rectangular - for stacking vertical and horizontal lines of the opposite color. So a simple way you can visually increase the height and the bathroom.

Another option that combines vertical andhorizontal stacking, is a modular manner. With it creates portion or portions of the same tile tiles surrounded by a different color or size or shape. The result is a "window" that can be filled in any pattern.

Impressive "inverse" styling

Inverse styling allows you to divide the zone in the bathroom with the help of tiles of different colors

Inverse styling allows you to divide the zone in the bathroom with the help of tiles of different colors

This option allows you to share placingspace into zones of different color combinations. The highlight of this layout is the presence of randomly placed tiles of a different color on the wall and a mirror image on a nearby wall. For this layout most suitable horizontal or vertical tiling.

Traditional chess laying

Chess way to layout the tiles in the bathroom

Only a square tile can be taken for chess laying

The layout of the tiles in the bathroom checkerboard methodthe easiest and most simple option. Running it in two contrasting colors and allows you to combine a diagonal, vertical and horizontal stacking, just by changing the color scheme for the vertical and horizontal lines. Such folding can only be performed from a square tile.

Offset Stacking

Combined method of stacking with a shift

Combined laying method can combine different ways stacking shift +

Performing this layout is similar to the tiles in the bathroommasonry. For its implementation using a narrow rectangular tiles that are laid horizontally with a shift from the previous in the bottom row. Combining tiles of various colors and shades, you can get a beautiful and unique area.

The layout of the tile bathroom floor

Despite the fact that the basic elementstand facing the wall, thanks to the tile laying on the floor, you can highlight and reinforce the effect of increasing the visual space. tile floor layout methods are the same as for the walls. The only difference is that the effect of the layout will be directed to increase the floor space and enhance the effect of the wall covering. Also important is the observance of harmony in color and method of laying floor and wall tiles.

By the already mentioned layout options, you can add three more, which are used only for floor tiles.

The first option - it is tiling "herringbone". This type of layout requires a lot of dexterity and skill, but looks very impressive, resembling flooring in the room.

The second option - "typesetting" - also carried out under the parquet. only a narrow rectangular tiles used for these layout options.

The third layout floor tiles in the bathroommost unusual, as is a combination of tiles of different sizes, which allows you to create an intricate pattern. Thus the basic tile is laid with inserts of smaller tiles, but not necessarily the same shape and size.

Regardless of which option layoutis selected, it should adhere to the harmony in color and different combinations of layouts tiles. When creating and implementing the design in life should take into account the fact that the bathroom - a place where people can relax, cleanse and relax. And thanks to modern technology tile laying process was simple enough, and it's easy to do yourself.

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