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Why are bathroom floor tiles so boring?

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TheGirlOnTheLanding Sat 21-Jan-17 18:22:27

You can get all sorts of funky colours for tiling walls, but so far all the floor tiles I've seen have been grey, beige, greige, white or black. Our bathroom is tiny so mainly going to be white (walls, sanitary ware, vanity) to make it look less cramped but I really fancied a bright coloured floor to contrast and make it more interesting. So far I've found loads of brightly coloured vinyl/lino which we are not so keen on, but only endless variations on neutral if we want floor tiles. I know I can get bright coloured towels but it's not quite the same.

If anyone has seen any bright coloured tiles for floors please share!

Purplebluebird Sat 21-Jan-17 19:27:06

I like the ones on here!

www.toppstiles.co.uk/section249/page1/bathroom-floor-tiles

Purplebluebird Sat 21-Jan-17 19:27:33

Not so much brightly coloured, but cool patterns and a bit of "texture" smile

tobecontinued2000 Sat 21-Jan-17 19:28:57

Could you not make a pattern with some fancy floor tiles?

Or tile paint?

Olivialoves Sat 21-Jan-17 19:31:45

we've got blue honeycomb tiles in ours.
if you google search 'honeycomb bathroom tiles' and then click on images some beauts come up!

uk.pinterest.com/explore/hexagon-tile-bathroom/

TheGirlOnTheLanding Sat 21-Jan-17 19:37:36

I was looking at Topps earlier Purplebird but although the patterned tiles are pretty, I really want colour (a bright colour) not grey or beige.

There seem to be loads on Pinterest but none in actual UK shops/websites that you can buy!

Olivialoves Sat 21-Jan-17 19:50:44

the google search brings up lots you can buy in shops smile

FritzyMousey Sun 22-Jan-17 11:57:30

Can you not just use wall tiles on floors? (Sorry if that's a stupid suggestion!)

TheGirlOnTheLanding Sun 22-Jan-17 16:28:14

I don't know Fritzy. I assume there must be a difference (?floor tiles thicker/more hard wearing maybe?)

tobecontinued2000 Sun 22-Jan-17 16:47:54

You can use floor tiles on walls but you can't use wall tiles on the floor, they're not durable enough.

HowardMoonsJazzTrumpet Sun 22-Jan-17 16:50:50

colour and pattern

Honeyandfizz Sun 22-Jan-17 16:51:32

Have you checked out Harvey Maria ? I love the Neisha Crossland range but they have lots of lovely colours.

christmasiscoming12 Sun 22-Jan-17 16:53:44

Porcelanosa do some lovely tiles

HowardMoonsJazzTrumpet Sun 22-Jan-17 16:53:51

red & blue

Or you could go vinyl/rubber tiles. Endless pattern/colour choices there.

MitzyLeFrouf Sun 22-Jan-17 16:55:45

There's a Swedish company called Marrakech Design that does gorgeous patterned floor tiles.

TheHarpy Sun 22-Jan-17 20:38:41

We have blue and white Moroccan patterned tiles, which are gorgeous (we actually shipped them home from abroad, but I've seen similar online here), but I do agree that the beige/greige/grey/black look is dull and predominant.

TalkinPeace Sun 22-Jan-17 20:42:40

We have these in our shower room
www.hominter.com/image/catalog/mosaic-tiles/porcelain-pebble-tile-kitchen-backsplash-border-CZG619A-1.jpg
but mix and match is maybe the way to go
www.tileswithstyle.com/images/Sliced%20pebble%20tile%20trout%20shaped%20mosaic%20floor%20LC.JPG

TheGirlOnTheLanding Sun 22-Jan-17 22:27:21

As I said in my op, I don't want vinyl (I agree the Harvey Maria stuff is lovely, as vinyl goes, but our experience us that it eventually shrinks or stretches or rides up and never looks entirely clean.) The range of patterns and colours is vastly better than for ceramic/porcelain though.

I was looking for square tiles in a modern bright colour, either a solid or simple graphic (eg stripe) rather than the vintagey/Moroccan look - it's a very small room with modern sanitary ware - but I can see blue Moroccan tiles might work or the hexagonal blue tiles. It's either that or go for vinyl tiles instead of sheets of vinyl.

Thanks all for the links and suggestions.

TattiePants Mon 23-Jan-17 11:03:38

Olivia where are your blue honeycomb tiles from? I am looking for navy ones but only seem to be able to fine black, white and grey.

irregularegular Mon 23-Jan-17 14:23:18

I was going to suggest Harvey Maria too! That's what we are using as it is warmer than tiles. Have you actually seen a sample tile? I don't think there is any way it is going to shrink/stretch etc. It is similar to Karndean which we have elsewhere and is totally solid and pristine.

Aftershock15 Mon 23-Jan-17 14:36:20

Try British ceramic tile. I have some purple floor files and also some that look like water.

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