Ok people, thanks for the input but we are still going around in
(And that McArdle blokey just bunged coving in to add to the jollity)
We must consider it on a different basis.
Thanks everyone. :))
We've had our bathroom tiled floor to ceiling. Twice.
The first time we left the skirting board because we didn't tile the floor.
It looked fine IMHO and is the right thing to do with floorboards.
The second time, we tiled the floor and removed the skirting so that the
floor and walls would be sealed. In this case skirting would have no
Take a look around some colour/decorating/interior design sites and see what
other people have done - it might help your decision.
Very large tiles in a small room is a mistake. Take them back?
I know nothing about tiling, but at a guess:
1) They can make the room look small
2) They will be more costly than small tiles and a high proportion will
need to be cut. Tile cutting is not always successful resulting in a
high wastage of pricy tiles.
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Well, if they have large patterns perhaps - but that would apply to small
ones too. I admit I was thinking of the type we've just added to (eek! I
hear the calls) our existing small tiling. They're virtually plain white and
In my experience if you have a decent tile cutter it's not a problem, Spouse
wasted one tile of ours. But if you have smaller tiles there will be more to
cut and therefore, surely, there's more risk of more tiles being miscut.
We were given our tiles, we used some for behind the cooker, thatwas
definitely desirable. The rest went to protect the (painted) wall next to
the shower. Not that it needed protection, that wall hasn't suffered in
thirty years of being sprayed during a family of seven having showers. It
just seemed a waste not to use the remaining donated tiles.
As other people have commented, they tend to make a small room look even
smaller and tend to be far more problematic getting around those small
spaces, lots of tile cutting and potential waste. It can look downright
silly having a big tile needing to be cut to accommodate a small space. I
think that when looking at a tiled room the impression you want is of a
regular pattern of tiles rather than a lot of tiles in irregular shapes
(unless that irregularity is by design) due to having to fit around
obstacles in a confined space.
On the tiling front I'd say that tiling small bathrooms is probably harder
than tiling large ones and tiling small bathrooms with big tiles is probably
harder still to get it looking good.
Saying all that, I'm sure as in everything, that there are exceptions that
go against the general rule.
I opted to go right to the floor (30s semi) as the new suite and
fittings were modern, and I was aiming for the continental look. The
floor is also tiled. The wall tiles are broken up with a strip of
listello tiles to stop the room looking too stark.
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