There are plenty of different types of wall coverings for bathrooms. But tile has definitely stood the test of time for its versatility and attractive finish. You can tile the area around the tub, put in a backsplash behind the sink, or cover the whole wall with tile. It all depends on the effect you want and how much time/money you are ready spend.
Getting It Right
An enormous range of sizes are available, but walls generally feature smaller tiles than floors. If you can find tiles that will fit edge to edge across a wall exactly, that’s perfect. If that’s not possible, a larger tile size will usually look better cut in half than a small tile. If you do use very small tiles, pick ones that come fixed in a matrix in prefabricated sections. This makes installation faster and more accurate.
Tips & Know How
- Dry surfaces are required. Give the entire bathroom space time to dry out completely before starting. After the project is completed, you will need to allow another 48 hours of drying time.
- Include proper spacing between the tiles for grout during the initial measuring process.
- Insert spacers to help keep the tile in alignment while the adhesives dry. These are especially important for wall tiles because gravity tends to make them shift downward.
- Use a good grout sealer as a final step once everything else has been cleaned up and dried out.