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When it comes to bathroom remodeling (or any remodeling project), mistakes can be made. So, let’s explore the ways you can avoid repeating the same bathroom remodeling mistakes made by homeowners across the country.
Know Your Tile Budget
We know how tantalizing beautiful tile can be, but it’s critical that you find beauty at a price you can afford. If you’ve read our blog before, you know that this is, in fact, possible. For example, look no further than the Subway Glass Tile. It looks great on bathroom walls; it’s cost-effective and it can fit any style, modern or traditional.
Where To Put Your Tile Budget
When it comes to your flooring, you’ll usually require less tile compared to your walls, but, generally speaking, it’s best to put the majority of your budget on the floor.
Unite Your Bathroom Features
All of your bathroom features, whether it’s flooring, fixtures, countertops, wall tile, wall color or the vanity system, should be cohesive in terms of their color and appearance. That being said, there should be one standout item that pops out from the rest, such as patterned wall tile. Its colors should still fit the rest of the color palette used across your various bathroom features, but it can have a bit more “pop” via a related, brighter color.
Sample Your Tile
Because tile can look different at a showroom, per their bright lighting, it’s important to acquire tile samples so you can compare all of your tile options per your own bathroom’s lighting. That way, you can also ensure that your tile options unite in terms of their color, texture and pattern.
Upgrade Your Lighting
LED lighting is a major trend right now in home remodeling, especially when it comes to bathroom renovations. It also enhances the look of your tile upgrades by a noticeable amount. Because most bathrooms contain a mix of artificial and natural lighting, you’ll notice a major change, at minimal expense, by upgrading to LED lighting.
Always Hire a Professional Installer
Yes, there are instances where a DIY’er is able to install their own tile, but in most cases, you want to protect your investment, both now and later, to ensure a proper installation. Make sure to get 3 quotes before selecting which installer you’ll hire. Oftentimes, your tile dealer will have a name or two that has worked out for their other customers. Ask for references and to look at pictures of their recent work. Lastly, make sure the installer is explicitly clear about grout and sealant before work begins.
Always Order Extra Tile
Because tile is vulnerable to damage in transit (as well as a bad vein), make sure the tile you purchase comes with some extra tiles to make up for any damage or undesirable veining per the rest of your tile.
Ask Your Installer for Cleaning and Maintenance Tips
Once your tile installer has completed the job, make sure they provide you some basic tile cleaning tips. Most will say soap and water but it’s important to be proactive without leaving any spills for too long. That way, your tile holds up for the long run while maintaining that showroom shine. Avoid acidic, bleach-based or harsh cleaning products.
Seal and Re-seal
If you’ve purchased natural stone tile, then you must ensure that sealant is applied initially and every year )or so). This is what protects your tile investment so it can fight off spills and maintain its beauty that attracted you in the first place.
If you have questions about bathroom remodeling or our store’s extensive selection of natural stone tile, natural stone slabs, porcelain tile, glass tile and mosaic tile, call Stone Tile Liquidators: 1.877.770.TILE or contact us via email.
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