3 Budget Tile Tricks To Deliver High End Looks
November 20, 2017

Choices for tiles now is greater than it has ever been in Perth. Those that have a tight bathroom renovation budget, cost can be a huge limiting factor when making selections. So we are offering 3 tips to see how you can save on your bathroom tiles but not diminish the overall look of your finished bathroom renovation.


1. Pick an unusual colour or mix of colours. Tiles in white or shades of white tend to be the most affordable, but you might be surprised that the extra charge for other colours is not that high. The red subway tiles in this Bayswater bathroom offer a fun and fantastic burst of colour, while the mix of light grey and white subways in the traditional bathroom is a solid, classic choice.

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blue tiles

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2. Run the tiles to the ceiling. Now what you spend on the labour can be counteracted with how much you pay for the tiles. We are using the subway tiles in this post as an example as you can pay as little as $10 a metre for ceramic subway tiles. The key to this is even the highest quality subway tile by nature looks imperfect so the cheaper ones are almost identical if not the same. So instead of paying $50 to $60 a metre for the tile, the lower costing options allows you to put some of that budget into higher tiling which feels more finished.



3. Go for a less common laying pattern. Running (or brick) and stack (or linear) bond are the most common tile layouts, but there are numerous other options available. Ask your designer or tiler in Perth what they think will look best. It’s a great way to make a commonly used tile look special. This herringbone design below used in a Perth bathroom renovation creating a must look at feature.


It’s important to note that all our advice is general in nature and all bathrooms are unique so always speak to your local qualified tradesman for the best advice. At on the ball bathrooms we love feedback so let us know what you think with a comment below or if you are looking for a bathroom renovation quote and live in Perth, Western Australia contact us on 0419964678 or email us at info@ontheballbathrooms.com.au

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