Bold Bathroom Tile Pattern

large-scale pattern cement tiles used on a bathroom wall and floor - via AtticmagLarge-scale cement tile prints can add the illusion of space.

One distinguishing aspect of mid-20th century bathroom design is the use of the same tile on the walls and floor. That look is being reprised in contemporary homes because it suits the concept of bathroom-as-spa and offers opportunities for design statements. In the narrow loft bathroom of an apartment in Sydney, Australia, architect Jodi York chose antique reproduction cement tile with a neutral palette but large-scale pattern. The visual boldness helps broaden the appearance of the accent wall and the pattern continued onto the floor creates a carpet-like effect. And the cement tile pattern marries nicely with budget-wise white subways.

Our post on All Over Bathroom Tile showed baths with hex and mosaics used in a similar way.


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2 Responses to Bold Bathroom Tile Pattern

  1. Silver Magpies February 14, 2014 at 8:54 am #

    I’m not normally a fan of big patterns like that, but this one is lovely. It really does make the space seem larger.


  2. John M. Adams June 9, 2014 at 9:09 pm #

    It may be worth noting for the readers that the tiles shown are about 1/4 the size they appear (most likely 8″ x 8″). As with most traditional cement tile patterns, this pattern is tessellated, requiring four tiles to complete the larger pattern. If you look hard, you can see the very fine grout lines through the pattern.

    The most important thing for anyone considering cement tile for bathrooms is quality installation and a good sealant. Splashes can discolor the cement where moisture is allowed to penetrate. With proper installation, clients have been really happy with our tiles, even in the wettest areas.

    This is a stunning bathroom!

    John – Villa Lagoon Tile

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