What are some things you should consider before installing bathroom tiles?
- The quality of your tiles
- How to install tiles
- Areas of the bathroom to be tiled
- The cost of tiling your bathroom
- What kinds of tiles are available to you
- What design or color of tiles you will use
Bathrooms are excellent places for installing tiles. They will beautify the space while still keeping it functional and easy to clean. But before you go about tiling your bathroom walls or floor, there are some things you need to take into consideration. Here are the things you need to think about before installing bathroom tiles in the Philippines.
The quality of your tiles
One of the best things about using tiles in your bathroom is that bathroom wall and floor tiles are water-resistant. Whether it’s steam, water, or soap that gets on your tiles, they’ll simply repel the liquids and won’t retain any lasting damage. This makes tiles much easier to clean than painted walls.
But it’s important to note that you should have only high-quality tiles that retain their color, shape, and water resistance over time. At Machuca Tile, each piece is handcrafted by our expert Filipino tile makers with high-quality cement and iron oxide pigments. We have been in the business for over a century, and in that time, we’ve perfected our tile-making process to cater to the needs of the public and adapt to its trends.
How to install tiles
Even if you have a reliable tiler who will do the job for you, it’s best to have at least the basic knowledge of how to install tiles. At the same time, you’ll be able to see if your tiler is doing the job right, and you won’t be fooled when it comes to installation prices or service fees.
All the more, if you will be tiling your bathroom yourself, you need to be fully educated on the process and precautions involved. Make sure you are using the proper tools and equipment and are wearing the proper clothing for the job. Observe caution so as not to hurt yourself or cause any damage to the tiles or to your bathroom.
Areas of the bathroom to be tiled
What part of the bathroom do you want to be tiled: the floor or the walls? The shower or the sink area? There are so many spots to think of, and you can be as creative as you want with the tiling of your bathroom. You can mix and match tiles, intersperse decorative tiles among plain ones, or something else completely unheard of. It’s your own space, where you should be able to feel comfortable, so feel free to make it your own!
Above, see the sink area photo credited to @chamsssey, and the bathroom floor photo credited to @myhomemag. As you can see, the placement of the tiles makes a huge difference—so think carefully!
The cost of tiling your bathroom
This is directly linked to what areas of the bathroom you plan to have tiled, so it’s also an important thing to consider. Cement tiles in bathrooms are trending nowadays, but investing in high-quality tiles comes with its own, very reasonable, price. So take note of your budget, and plan accordingly.
If tiling the entire bathroom is too monotonous or if you already have something else planned for the rest of the space, consider what Ms. Tricia Ela did in the project above by IDr. @cheskaela—just a hint of tiles in the shower area that match the intricate floor tiles to add some coherence and consistency. Genius, no?
What kinds of tiles are available to you
Now we get to the fun part! Once you’ve decided on the placement of your tiles and shifted budgets around, you can finally take a look at the variations of tiles available to you.
At Machuca, we have the iconic patterned squares, terrazzo, hexagon, embossed, plain, brick, diamond, and border tiles for your viewing and tiling pleasure. All of them are made with the same love and care we put into each piece, so you have the Machuca guarantee that these are the best brand of tiles in the Philippines!
What design or color of tiles you will use
Once you’ve decided on a type, you can now choose your design or, in the case of a plain tile, your preferred color.
We have hundreds of designs when it comes to our patterned square tiles, and we’re working on expanding our catalog for the other types, too. As you can see in the project above that we did for @famella_mama, there are simply so many designs to choose from—so why not take advantage of that fact, and mix and match?
Now that we’ve shown you the things to consider before installing your bathroom tiles in the Philippines, you’re free to ponder on them for a bit and make up your mind. Once you do, we invite you to take a look at our tile catalog to view all the tiles we have to offer. And remember, when you’re in need of something beautiful and intricate for your bathroom tiles, come find us at Machuca!