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Bathroom tile material choices pros and cons

Jul 24

Choosing bathroom tiles is an important decision, as the look and feel of your bathroom can set the tone for your entire home. After all, bathrooms are one of the most frequently used spaces in a household by both family members and guests alike.

With so many options available - including different colours, sizes, styles, shapes, finishes and materials - it's natural to feel overwhelmed.

Fortunately, our team has extensive experience and knowledge when it comes to tile and stone selection. From guiding you through the process of selecting quality products to provide expert advice on how best to showcase them in your space, we will ensure that you have everything you need to make informed decisions about choosing bathroom tiles that will be both functional and aesthetically pleasing for years to come!



If you're looking for the perfect tile surface to use in moisture-prone areas like kitchens, bathrooms, basements, porches, laundries or powder rooms - ceramic or non-porcelain tiles are your best bet! Ceramic tiles are made using clay that's fired in a kiln and finished with a durable glaze. The glaze not only gives the tile its beautiful color and pattern but also makes it dense and non-porous.

This characteristic of ceramic tiles makes them highly resistant to stains, fires and slipping. So if you want a surface that's both practical and aesthetically pleasing - ceramic tiles are definitely worth considering!




Porcelain tiles are a versatile and sturdy option for both interior and exterior design. Their full body construction, with color and pattern extending through the entire thickness of the tile, makes them dense and highly durable. This durability allows porcelain tiles to be used in commercial spaces as well as high traffic areas in homes like bathrooms or hallways that see heavy foot traffic from families or pets.

Furthermore, porcelain floor tiles' resilient surface is resistant to stains and scratches making them easy to clean and maintain for long-lasting use. With limitless design possibilities, porcelain tiles offer not only style but also practicality for any wall or floor application.



When it comes to achieving a natural, earthy feel in your space, natural stone tiles offer an abundance of options. These tiles come in a range of colors and styles, with marble, limestone, travertine, slate and granite being the most commonly used materials. It's important to keep in mind that because they are porous by nature, natural stone tiles have a tendency to absorb water and stains if left untreated over time.

To ensure your tile stays looking flawless for years to come, be sure to seal it after installation and periodically maintain it with further sealing treatments as needed. When you apply a sealant to your tile surface before use or after installation is complete this acts as a barrier between liquids like water/oil/lubricants etc., preventing them from penetrating the surface of the stone itself which would cause damage otherwise leading to deterioration faster over time - so always make sure you're taking care of any upkeep necessary!


Peter Conlan Bathrooms

Bayside, Melbourne, Victoria

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