Porcelain & Ceramic

Follow our guide and find the best tiles to suit your bathroom

Tiling know how

Measure up Multiply the height and width of the area you want to cover to find out how many square metres of tiles you’ll need, then add at least 10% to allow for cutting and wastage.

Do your research Natural products, such as travertine, terracotta and slate will need resealing around every two to three years with a product recommended by the supplier.

Choose your adhesive Grout and adhesive have to be suitable for bathroom use, so check the packaging before buying. You can buy mould resistant grout, which is useful for shower areas, and coloured grout for floor tiles – such as grey, for slate. Ready-mixed versions are a bit more expensive than self-mix, but they’re easier to use if you’re doing your own tiling.

Ask around If you’re looking for a tiler, word of mouth is the best way to find someone reliable. The Tile Association also has a list of registered tilers. Expect to pay at least £35-£50 per square metre for the work.

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