Really don't want to spend much time thinking about floor once it's down. Certainly am not going to be on hands and knees with e cloth. So.... Loft bathroom so not mega traffic. Sandy beige coloured large format glossy porcelain tiles. Will I regret? Have read about Johnson Klear on here is that foolproof? Or do I just need to get out and find the same colour in a matt finish.
Slippery when wet. Slippery when dry and you wander in there in your socks while getting dressed. Anything that falls on them shatters. Hardwater area - every mark shows. Harsh reflections, lots of glare, unflattering when you look in the mirror.
Sheesh. Reflection of genitals Nomdeplume? That, I had not considered. My own genitals, right? Only ask as reading that the first time I had a flashback of being 16 in Hamburg in a fairly nude mixed sauna with my mum (just as surprised as me to find herself there) and our family friend who lived there and seemed v cool with it all. I lay on a low bench and shut my eyes for a while (in shock) but opened them just as a wizened gentleman stepped over me, his grizzled ball bag swinging inches from my face.
It was looking like a no anyway but the genital reflection issues has swung it (like a ball bag with momentum)
Prob will do porcelain..... we have already got the wall tiles. They are a slightly sparkly, slightly dappled bone colour. Gloss they are. Technical marble (to be said in nerdy voice for some reason.
Tiles won't give the same sort of glare as glossy floor tiles. Presuming that all your light fittings are above your eye-level any light shining directly on the wall tiles will bounce downwards, whereas any light shinging onto the floor will bounce upwards - towards your eyes.
I would have matt rather than glossy. They are far more forgiving. Otherwise each splash of water looks untidy. In this house it means that the bathroom would look utterly horrid all the time instead of just most of the time.
No, lethally slippery when wet. Matt, slightly rough texture tiles would be O.K. but still cold to walk on of course.
My ideal bathroom floor is one of those funky Dalsouple rubber ones, and when I get a new bathroom that's what I'll have. They're nice and warm to walk on, non-slip whatever you do, and so many patterns and colours you can have. I fancy the industrial steel pattern in a nice grey....
PMSL @ your sauna story. Sorry to bring back traumatic memories.
DS1 & 2 have black gloss marble-esque wall tiles on the bottom half of their bathroom wall and it is most offputting when you are sat on the can with your strides around your ankles and you can see yourself perfectly (it's like a mirror) in the reflection. Disturbing.
At least the white wall tiles of the same ilk are not quite so bad for cystal clear reflections. The black ones are like mirrors!