Complete Bathroom Tiling Advice
November 10, 2017

This page is dedicated to bathroom tiling advice. We try to cover all tiling problems and solutions you may come across during a bathroom renovation. Our advice is based on all the bathroom tiling we have completed in Perth, Western Australia. We also try to give basic advice on the different tiles you will come across.

Rectified and Cushion Edge Tiling Advice



There is also another decision that you will need to make with the help of your bathroom renovator, and it’s a choice you may not even know exists. That choice is between non-rectified (Cushion Edge) tile and rectified tile, and your decision will have a major effect on the look of your walls and floor but in order to know whether your bathroom renovation project would come out better by using non-rectified tile or rectified tile, you first need to learn some basics about each type.
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Types Of Tiles


These days the sheer number of available bathroom tiles in Perth can make choosing one a very daunting task. So we have created a quick guide to the differences in tiles.
The most common types of tiles are comprised of stone, ceramic, or porcelain. Each option has its own benefits and drawbacks that can help you decide which is best for your home.
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What is a Rectified Tile?

Below is a video by James from On the Ball Bathrooms letting you know that in’s and outs of what is a rectified tile is and how it can affect the overall finish and functionality of your bathroom


What is a Mitring Tile

The below video is a description and presentation of what a tiled mitred edge is. The mitred edge is one of the three main options involved in tiling external corners during your bathroom renovation.


Bathroom Tile Laying – Horizontal or Vertical


When you decide on your tile and it is a rectangle-shaped bathroom wall tile one of the first questions that might come to your mind is “which way am I going to lay these tiles? Horizontally or vertically?” Both were are common but does it really make any notable difference?

Obviously laying tiles horizontally or vertically wouldn’t make any difference to the actual space of your bathroom. But, our mind is not always perfect for judging the size of a room. You can trick your mind into thinking that the space is bigger than it really is. Wisely deciding on whether to lay your tiles horizontally or vertically can make your mind think better of limited space. That’s because your eyes will naturally follow the grout lines to perceive the size of a room.
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Where To Put My Bathroom Border Or Feature Tile


Picking where to put your feature in the bathroom is probably the key decision my clients struggle with the most. It’s honestly down to the clients choice and there are many types of features but for the purpose of this breakdown, we will use mosaic options. Below is a fraction of border options constantly changing at our showroom. It can be overwhelming but the article is not about which one but more where will it go.
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Tiling Trends and Perth Tiling Advice

Patterned Tile Floor

patterned tile

Choosing the perfect floor tile can be just as much of a minefield as choosing the wall tile. However, as floor space is usually a lot smaller than wall space so you can often make a great impact on a lesser costing. With that said the decorative or patterned floor can be risky to do as it often will be the main feature of the room. So we will deep dive below on the pros and cons of such a design.
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Carrara Wall Tile Trend


Carrara is a city and comune in the Province of Massa and Carrara, notable for the white or blue-grey marble quarried there. Why did you need to know this? Well, you didn’t but I thought you should just in case you wondered why I kept using the word, Carrara. When I first started in tiling I always assumed it meant marble in Italian just because every marble tile we laid was called this.
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Should I Embrace Timber Look Bathroom Tiles?


Whether oak, pine or timber-look tiles now not only look more realistic, they also come in lengths similar to those of the floorboards in the rest of your home. This could be just the excuse you’ve been waiting for to kick off your next bathroom renovation.
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Perth Tiling Trends 2017


In Perth, we are currently being driven by the love of mid-century design that continues to influence bathrooms all over Australia. The geometric form, the subway style, art decor floor or the timeless marble are the four most common tiling styles of 2017. Perth has exploded in 2017 with the choice of tile options we now have available being the biggest ever below are examples of this with most of the bathroom renovations we do now using one of the 4 styles below.
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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

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