Hamilton TerraceContemporary Bathroom, London
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Highlight a key colourYou can use your patterned tiles as the inspiration for your colour scheme. Pick out a shade from the design and use it throughout the room to create a cohesive look. This wet room has pipework and fittings that tone with the orangey-red in the tiles.
Go for it with an all-over lookA plain white bathroom is always a winner, but it’s also the perfect space to be as creative and bold as possible with your floor. With a white blank canvas, it’s hard to mess it up. To tie the whole look together, add elements that complement the colour scheme of the floor. Here, the copper fittings and towel rail look fabulous next to the russet tones of the flooring. Not sure which tiles to use for your bathroom floor? Discover the perfect ones for your needs
Can I tile over tiles?Tiling over the top of tiles is happening more often, partly due to the pressure to keep waste out of landfill, but also because it’s laborious to remove existing tiles from a floor or wall, according to Jaclyn van Katwyk of European Heritage. That said, tiling over wall tiles is not always as straightforward as it sounds. “Do you know what the existing tiles are fixed to and what they were fixed with?” Grant asks. For example, lightweight tiles that were fixed to a painted surface with an inferior adhesive might seem sound, but once you add the additional weight of the new tiles, the bond may fail. “At this point, it doesn’t matter how good the adhesive attaching the new tiles is, they are hanging on a surface that’s no longer bonded to the substrate,” he adds.