25 Functional & Stylish Bathroom Tile Ideas

We’re all used to simple tile designs in the bathroom. Square and white; it gets old and dull seeing the same flooring. Instead, use tile in more interesting ways from artistic creations to bamboo materials, there are plenty of functional and stylish ideas that can and will work for your own home. Let’s have a look at 25 of the best and more inspirational, real-life bathroom tile examples.

Best Bathroom Floor Tile Ideas to Spruce Up Your Home

1. Black and White Checkerboard

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A classic design will create an easy, classic look as it does in this gorgeous and spacious bathroom. And it also helps to make this area much more interesting and even more of a timeless style.

2. Small Hexagons

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Small, hexagon tiles have the ability to create a simple and vintage feel. It’s perfect for smaller bathrooms as they add a delicacy and girlish charm without too much fuss.

3. Charcoal Colored Tiles

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For a chic and modern finish, add classic tile in a charcoal tone. It’s trendy and it’s a fresher take on contemporary interior design styles than a deep, black shade.

4. Trendy Stone

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For a chic and natural look, try out stone flooring. It creates a refreshing look without falling into a super trendy zone. If you’re looking for a no mess, no fuss, and more modern style, try this out. {found on swellhomes}.

5. Deep Teal Bathroom Tile

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Go with color, like these teal tiles covering the floor and the shower too. Reminiscent of the ocean, this option sets the tone for a gorgeous, super chic, and a bit Asian-inspired space for you or your guests to enjoy.

6. Design Tiles Into Flowers

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Take hexagon tiling to the next level by using a color duo. This eggshell and black combination works wonders in creating a personal and charming floral accent, right on the bathroom floor!

7. Use Multiple Colors to Create a Rainbow

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Get really creative and choose traditional, square tiles but in a variety of your favorite colors! It’ll make a splash in a room that doesn’t get as much attention as other spaces of the house!

8. Simple Laminate Flooring

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Yes, you can even have laminate wood flooring inside your bathroom. It brings a homey, coziness into the space while still look refreshed and versatile.

9. Play With the Placement

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Another great idea is to pay attention to placement. A beautiful teal tile is one thing but a bit off-center in placement with a small, white square addition makes the design so much more unique and fun.

10. Majestic Marble

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Another classic and timeless choice would be to go with a beautiful, sleek marble tile. It goes along with any style or color choice you decide to go with while adding a very sophisticated and posh accent.

11. Light Orange Tiles

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Here’s another example of a gorgeous color pairing and tile design. It’s unique, it’s artistic, and it brings a fresh revivalist feel to the bathroom area.

12. Layer Tiles in a Pattern

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A 3-layer design could be just want you need to dress up a simple and subtly decorated bathroom. Creamy and neutral we love the mix of white, black, and neutral shades.

13. Mix Different Patterned Tiles

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An eclectic mix of patterned tiles will make a definite statement in your bathroom, especially if it’s a smaller space. You can emulate this idea by using older reclaimed tile pieces!

14. Go For a Victorian Design

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This is a perfect example of a gorgeous and subtle Victorian bathroom with a subtle tile design. The browns in the flooring match and compliment the sing and the wallpaper too.

15. Create a Mosaic

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A gorgeous and popping design is all you need to add a special uniqueness to your master bath or even inside the guest bathroom. Delicate mosaic designs can really make a surprising difference.

16. Warm Chocolate Colored Tiles

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Chocolate browns can look super chic and contemporary but without feeling as harsh or dramatic as a midnight black. Just check out these silky, smooth diamond-shaped tiles!

17. Simple Porcelain Tiles

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These gorgeous, porcelain tiles are delicate and feminine. They’re the perfect addition to a room filled with femininity and youthful essence. And the dainty, scalloped edges are a wonderful accent! {found on schroedercarpet}.

18. Lay Tiles in a Chevron Pattern

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Here’s another rainbow colored design but with a chevron finish. Slender tiles in a funky pattern bring about a youthful vibe to this bathroom that’s perfect for guests or the young ones in the house!

19. Perfectly Purple Tiles

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Personalize your bathroom with your favorite color. Purple may not be the most obvious choice when it comes to this area of the house but this real-life example proves how beautiful it could be.

20. Relaxing Bamboo

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In square tiles or slabs, bamboo is a great choice when it comes to bathroom flooring. It’s not only functional and made to be around watery atmospheres, but it’s a comfortable choice as well. {found on asaphouse}.

21. Place Pebbles as Tile

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Tiles have been used for the floors and walls of bathrooms for decades now, and this fact alone may leave you looking for something a little more modern and natural that will have more of a minimalist feel. Using stones for your bathroom floor instead of tile will bring an all-new vibe to your bathroom that will have you feeling like you are at the spa every time you shower! Just look at this beautiful pebble stone bathroom floor from Next Luxury and you’ll be feeling inspired in no time at all.

22. Add Depth With Black Tile

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Black is a beautifully deep and bold color and one that you may not get to use too often in your home. Well, the bathroom is the perfect spot for you to use black tile because it will not only give your bathroom a somber and moody look, but it will also hide dirt and grime more than most other bathroom tile colors! You can see this idea used in a bathroom on Ever Cool Homes, where a black tile was used throughout the entire bathroom except the floor, which was left white for effect.

23. Make Tiles Swirl

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Many people think that tile made into a swirl pattern can come across as too juvenile for an adult bathroom, but clearly, they haven’t seen this bathroom tile design by Maureen Elphick Mosaic Design! Not only are the tiles arranged to bring some beautiful light and peace into the bathroom, but the colors are artfully used to create a whimsical feel that really helps you relax.

24. Create an Ombre Look

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Ombre looks are all the rage when it comes to painting a room, so why not do the same when it comes to tiling your bathroom? Use three or more similar color tiles and layer them from dark to light (or vice versa) to create a truly unique look. You can see an example of this done with multiple shades of green in this bathroom on Decoredo.

25. Use Tiles With a Classy Pattern

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Although using patterned tiles was previously mentioned, the way that several different design tiles were mixed together to create an eye-catching pattern isn’t right for everyone’s bathroom. Instead, you might want to take a look at a classier patterned tile like these on Next Luxury and stick with them for the entire tiling process of your bathroom. Because each tile is a little X, it brings some texture and design into the bathroom without becoming overbearing.

You probably didn’t realize there were so many different things you could do with your bathroom tile, and now you know the wide range of design ideas tile can provide! No matter which idea you use to lay new tile in your bathroom, you are sure to give it the sprucing up it needs with any of the tile ideas on this list. So head to the store today and start shopping for the tiles you will need to make your bathroom tile dreams a reality!