When the time comes to redecorate your bathroom there are several things you need to consider such as the flooring: will you choose tiles or vinyl, which will complement the look of your new bathroom?. What colour will the wall tiles be? Will you install a splash back? These are all very important questions but besides the astatic qualities of your new bathroom, it is also important to consider the practical ones. Instead of thinking purely about the colour and material of your wall tiles you need to also think about which finish they will have: either gloss or matt and how these finishes can affect not only the look of your bathroom but also the way you use it.
‘Tile Empire’ supplies their customers with only the highest grade ceramic and porcelain tiles in both matt and gloss finishes. But which of these finishes is more suitable for you?
Tiles with a gloss finish are often installed into smaller bathrooms as the gloss surface reflects light and this will help your bathroom look a lot bigger than it actually is. The pictures below demonstrate this perfectly. Smaller gloss tiles in bold, bright colours such as those from ‘Tile Empires’ ‘Metro’ collection, also make your bathroom look a lot more spacious than bigger tiles in much darker more muted tones.
On the other hand the ‘Vanilla Cream Marble’ tiles have a matt finish which will give your bathroom a much more traditional look than the gloss tiles which are altogether more modern. The matt finish paired with the marble veining in the ‘Vanilla Cream Tiles’ will give your new bathroom a stunning vintage look and feel.
Because gloss tiles have a light reflecting surface this means they need a lot more care and cleaning than matt tiles do. If they are not cleaned regularly they will become dull and as a result your already small bathroom will look even smaller, defeating the purpose of install light reflecting gloss tiles. All of that care and cleaning may pay off as your bathroom will stay looking newer for much longer than a bathroom with matt tiles that scratch and stain a lot more easily than their gloss counterparts. Which may be a disadvantage if you have small children, in this case matt tiles may be more beneficial to have in your bathroom as they have a lot more grip when wet and you do not have to spend as long cleaning them as you would with gloss tiles, leaving you more time to spend with your family.
‘Tile Empire’ provide many more gloss and matt tiles for both bathrooms and kitchens, as you know matt and gloss tiles have pros and cons that will impact the look and the functionality of your bathroom in many different ways. Now it is left to you to decide which finish: gloss or matt will be more beneficial for you current lifestyle.