You don’t have to settle for the dated and unattractive color schemes and unimaginative small square tiles of the past any longer. Even a vintage bathroom can be updated in a jiffy even if all you do is replace old tile with a newer, more interesting selection.
For the past several years, the bathroom tile trends have moved towards natural stone and glass tile. But, as attractive as marble, granite, slate and travertine may be; as upscale and dazzling as glass tile is, those looks are not right for everyone and don’t work in all bathrooms.
Tile fell from favor partially because of perceived upkeep needs. It is true that grout lines can crack, and maintaining grout in perfect condition may require a little extra TLC, but the appeal of tile is lasting. Ancient mosaics used for flooring, walls and public baths in places like Pompeii, Masada, Greece and North Africa testify to the longevity and beauty of the choice.
Although we’re not suggesting that you duplicate ancient tile installations, there are plenty of examples of historic tile worth preserving. They can still serve their original purpose with style and grace.
The exciting aspect of modern tile is its variety, and modern porcelain and ceramic tile trends are on the upsurge once again. It’s definitely not your mama’s boring tile.
Think interesting shapes, sizes and materials:
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