Why tile flooring is a great choice for bathrooms

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Discover the timeless appeal of tile flooring for your bathroom renovation. From classic aesthetics to ease of maintenance, let's explore why tiles are the perfect choice for your home sanctuary.

Tiles have been used in buildings for thousands of years. But it hasn’t been until recent history that we’ve been able to use them in bathrooms. Since then, they’ve become the go-to standard for waterproofing and sealing in bathrooms of all sizes. 

As time has gone on, technology has advanced, and with it, the waterproofing and sealing applications that are available in residential bathroom renovations. And with these changes, styles have changed, too.

So as bathroom technology has evolved, we’ve seen the benefits of bathroom tiles go from good, to exceptional.

Let’s take a look at just why we think tiles are the ideal bathroom flooring option.

The benefits of using tiling for your bathroom renovation


One of the big reasons that people choose tiles is aesthetics.

They give you that classic bathroom aesthetic. They’re clean and crisp, with an inviting and natural feel (you know what to expect from the space).

Flexibility in design

One of the big benefits of tiling in your bathroom renovation is that you’re not bound to one style, or size. 

You can spice it up with smaller tiles, or large-format tiles. You can choose different shapes, or different coloured grouting. Or you can opt for feature tiles to break up your space, adding colour and texture, creating a truly unique bathroom design.

Choosing tiles gives you more control over your design. There are more tile options, more readily available.


While it’s a more detailed process, the effort to install your tiles makes all the difference in their maintenance.

Compared to some other bathroom finishing materials, tiles are robust and long-lasting. When installed correctly they create a completely waterproof barrier between your wet area and the wall behind. This works to prevent any moisture from seeping through.

If you crack a tile, or the grout around it, it’s relatively straightforward to remove and replace, too. Compare this to an alternative, like exposed concrete. Any cracks or breaches in your exposed concrete means that moisture can get in, and it’s much, much harder to replace your concrete than it is a single tile.

Tiles are designed to be longer lasting, and can last 50 or more years if treated correctly. Comparatively, options like waterproof paint or wallpaper must be replaced every few years to ensure they continue delivering fail-safe waterproofing.

And when it comes to cleaning, tiles are the clear winner. Simply wipe them down regularly, and your tiles will remain easy to clean for years to come. Other alternatives, like exposed concrete, will be harder to clean, and require scrubbing due to their textured finish.

Cost and time

When it comes to the cost of installation for your bathroom, it all depends on the size of your space, and the complexity of your finish. You’re paying by the square metre, so which product is more expensive?

On average, tiled flooring is a more cost-effective option than other finishes, like exposed concrete floor. It’s also faster, more efficient, and easier to install.

Want tiles that don’t look like tiles? 

If you want a different look, there are a range of tiles in designs that don’t just look like porcelain or ceramic.

Wood-like porcelain tiles are designed to look like carefully laid wooden flooring, and creates an earthy, warmer feel to your bathroom that standard bathroom tiles can’t.

Or you can look into stone tiles. These larger-format tiles provide all the benefits of tiling, while delivering a more modern look. Think the industrial feel of exposed concrete—while still enjoying the long lifespan, waterproof qualities, and warmth of tiling.

The beauty of tiles is that you don’t have to tile everything

When you think of bathroom tiles, you may be thinking floor-to-ceiling, wall-to-wall tiled bathrooms. But that doesn’t have to be the case.

Tiles are a supremely flexible option. You can opt for the best of both worlds, and get a half-tiled bathroom instead. This allows you to install a semi-tiled wall, and pair it with a classy paint colour for the rest of the wall. Or match exposed concrete with an industrial tiling look.

If you have an older home, with wooden flooring, we recommend keeping the exposed wood—it’s an eye-catching design that speaks volumes about the age of the house—and couple that with a tastefully-tiled wall and shower area that matches the flooring.

Get in touch with us to discuss your bathroom renovation

As you can tell, we’re big fans of the tiled bathroom look. But it’s important that you get your tiles installed by a professional—it’s not a DIY job.

When you choose WA Assett for your bathroom renovation, we’re happy to have a chat and talk about why tiles may be the right choice for your bathroom. During our bathroom renovation process, we’ll make sure that you’re able to choose the right tiling for your bathroom in the initial stages of your design, and you have a say at every step so your bathroom looks exactly how you want it.

So, if you’re ready to see the difference a new bathroom makes to your home, get in touch with us to book a free estimate for your bathroom renovation today.