All you need to know about bathroom floor tiles

All you need to know about bathroom floor tiles | Answering your top FAQs

When it comes to updating your bathroom, one of the hardest decisions is choosing the right floor material. Bathroom floor tiles play a pivotal role in your bathroom space's aesthetics, functionality, and durability.

At Fired Earth, we are here to address and answer your most popular, frequently asked questions on bathroom floor tiles. In this guide, we will explore various topics to help you make informed choices on bathroom floor tiles.

General bathroom floor tiles FAQs

Why choose tiles for bathroom floors?

Bathroom floor tiles offer several advantages. As they are highly durable and moisture-resistant, porcelain tiles can withstand daily wear and tear. Tiles also come in a wide range of styles, colours, and sizes to suit any design.

Browse through our entire range of bathroom floor tiles here.

What is a good cleaner for bathroom floor tiles?

One easy cleaning solution is combining two parts white vinegar with one part dish soap.

To ensure your bathroom floor tiles remain in the same condition in which they were bought, make sure you are using the right cleaning and maintenance products. At Fired Earth, we provide a range of cleaning supplies, including a grout cleaner and a multi-purpose spray.

Browse through our entire range of cleaning and maintenance products here.

Which tiles are best for a small bathroom?

When working with a limited space, consider the following tile options for your bathroom floor:

  • Large Format Tiles: These create an illusion of more space by reducing the number of grout lines.
  • Light Colours: Light-coloured tiles, such as whites, creams, or soft pastels, can make a small bathroom appear more spacious.
  • Glossy Finish: Tiles with a glossy finish reflect light, adding brightness to the room.
  • Vertical Patterns: Vertical tile patterns can make the walls appear taller and the room larger.

For more information on how to choose bathroom tiles, read our full guide here.

Can I install underfloor heating with bathroom floor tiles?

Yes, you can install underfloor heating beneath tile flooring. However, ensure you check the tile's specifications, follow manufacturer guidelines, and verify proper insulation to maximise efficiency.

Contact Fired Earth today to speak to one of our experts, or visit your nearest showroom.

Bathroom floor tile cost FAQs

What is the cost of tiling a bathroom floor?

The cost of bathroom floor tiles can vary widely based on factors such as material, size, design, and brand. It's crucial to consider both the cost of the tiles and the cost of installation when budgeting for your project.

Fired Earth's online calculator will calculate the required bathroom tiles, including a wastage allowance, for any given area. It is vital to always take time to measure the bathroom wall as accurately as possible for optimum results.

Bathroom floor tile materials FAQs

What is the difference between porcelain and ceramic tiles?

Though similar and popular choices, porcelain and ceramic differ slightly; porcelain is made from denser clay and fired at higher temperatures to make them more durable and less porous than ceramic tiles. While ceramic tiles are a popular choice, porcelain is more suitable for bathroom floors, as they are non-porous and water-resistant. Consider porcelain tiles in high-moisture areas such as a shower or wet room floors.

Fired Earth continue to work with some of the biggest designers. We have recently collaborated with Nina Campbell to create a series of porcelain wall and floor tiles that are perfect for bathrooms. This colour palette is unique to Nina Campbell and complements the colours used in her iconic fabrics and wallpapers.

Browse the entire Nina Campbell range here.

Which tiles are the best for bathroom floors?

Although natural stone and marble tiles are popular in bathrooms, they may not always be suitable. Porcelain tile flooring is an ideal choice for bathrooms due to its durability, water resistance and versatility. They are also available in a variety of effects, such as marble effect, stone effect and wood effect.

Do you need a specific tile for a wet room floor?

Wet rooms have become a popular modern feature in bathrooms, yet they need special attention to water resistance and drainage. It is important to consider tiles with a textured or matte finish to enhance slip resistance, and tiles that are highly durable. Ensure you are checking the tile's specifications to make sure it is suitable for a wet room floor.

At Fired Earth, our wet room floor tiles create a seamless bathroom floor, available in a variety of colours, textures and patterns. Our Reykjavik range offers a unique take on the terrazzo trend, and comes in various shades.

Browse the entire Reykjavik range here.

Bathroom floor tile colours FAQs

Should the bathroom floor be lighter or darker?

Lighter tiles can make a small bathroom feel more spacious and airier, while darker shades create a cosy and dramatic atmosphere.

If you struggle to find your perfect bathroom floor tile, we provide a bespoke design service to help visualise your ideas. Our tile experts and designers will help maximise the space, offer suggestions and help you obtain your dream bathroom.

Book your appointment today for our bespoke design service.

Should the bathroom floor match the wall?

While matching bathroom wall and floor tiles can create a harmonious look, it's not a strict rule.

Browse through our range of bathroom wall tiles here.

Bathroom floor tiling FAQs

Do you need to remove bathroom features to tile?

Typically, it's recommended to remove bathroom fixtures when tiling, such as the toilet, and sink. This allows for a seamless finish and ensures the tiles are placed underneath these features. Make sure you seek professional help for the perfect bathroom floor.

What other items do you need for bathroom floor tiles?

You've got the bathroom floor tiles; now, what else do you need? To effectively tile a bathroom floor, you will require:

What should you look for in a tile company?

When selecting a tile company, make sure they offer high-quality items that meet your standards and needs. Read reviews and seek recommendations from previous customers, and look for a wide selection of both floor and wall tiles, in a variety of styles, sizes and materials.

For more information, contact Fired Earth or visit your nearest showroom to speak to our experts today.

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