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Bathing in design

Finally – the floor layout and the dry wall construction of your new, larger bathroom have been installed; now comes the design part of the renovation, the tiling. You have decided to use large tile formats according to the latest fashion developments. It is also good that you have allowed an experienced tradesman to carry out the job, as unexpected cost increases can be caused when laying tiles, not least due to superfluous cuts. Your tradesman, on the other hand, is able to see at first glance how to work in the most economical manner. And in spite of the constraints, they are able to produce a masterly work in stone and tiling. Allow yourself to be surprised and delighted by the results. Below are the current trends and tips from EUROBAUSTOFF specialist traders, whose exhibition is guaranteed to inspire you with some good ideas.

Tiles in XXL; large-scale design

The trend to large ceramic tiles continues unhindered. This development originally began with the 60 x 60 cm format, which is today almost the standard format. Unusual and even large formats have continued the trend for individualisation: 40 x 80 or 60 x 120 cm-large formats result in expressive surface patterns in showers, bathrooms and more.

It is fun to work with large formats

The old adage “small rooms, small formats” is outdated. Large formats place higher demands on planning and laying. But if cleverly laid, they can make smaller rooms such as guest WCs, showers or bathrooms look substantially larger. Elegant narrow joints measuring approx. 3 mm fit well to such installations, as, in interaction with XXL tiles, they make a marvellously homogeneous surface impression. 

Is it still mosaic, or has it become a tile?

What exactly is a tile? The definition reads: “a ceramic wall and floor covering made of stoneware, fine stoneware and earthenware which is larger than 10 x 10 cm”. Tiles which are smaller than this are designated mosaics. Tile and mosaic stones are generally coated with a glaze, giving them colour, abrasion resistance and stain resistance.

Tiles – long live variety!

Tiles are ceramic products similar to porcelain. In contrast to natural stone panels, tiles consist of fired natural raw materials. We distinguish between stoneware, fine stoneware and earthenware. Particularly popular for bathrooms are the robust fine stoneware tiles. These are even available in the popular natural stone look as a strong and more easy-care alternative to the heavy, more expensive stone slabs. Fine stoneware tiles in brown, beige, anthracite or grey introduce wonderful, natural colour shades to your bathroom. Stoneware tiles are always glazed and feature matt or matt-gloss structured surfaces with embossing or decorations.