Until I married a man who lays tile, I never realized how many options there are in the realm of tile, from ceramic, to glass, to marble, to steel—there’s a perfect tile for every application. Even better, that tile is available to anyone planning a bathroom remodel in Gaithersburg, Maryland.
Most of the tile that I have seen is at Lowe’s, but Home Depot carries some similar products, and specialty stores like Color Tile are all over the place, too. If you decide to work with a general contractor in Bethesda, companies like D.R. Hartman Construction, Inc. have other sources, as well, and they will point you to showrooms that present multiple options in one place, cutting down on a lot of the time that can otherwise get swallowed up during the planning stage.
Not only the application, but also the tastes of the homeowner make a difference in the best choice of tile. My husband just finished a minor remodel of his parents’ master bathroom. It’s a small room, but most of it is tiled. The field tile (i.e., the “default” tile that creates the background for specialty tiles and fixtures) stayed the same, although a few had to be replaced, so there wasn’t nearly as much work as there would otherwise have been. They were updating, so besides replacing the fixtures, the trendy-when-installed bubblegum-pink tile was replaced with embossed tone-on-tone border. Just a few accent tiles were tucked in, in strategic places, with current colors and a current design. Theirs is all square and border ceramic tile, floor to (in some areas) ceiling.
Also in ceramic tile, though in no other way similar, my parents remodeled their master bathroom last year. They tiled only the bathtub/shower enclosure area, and although they used ceramic tile, with embossed border tiles, their field tile is subway shape, rather than square. They also incorporated more shelving into the design.
On the other hand, we’re currently planning the remodel of our second bathroom, and I really like the look of the blue and yellow glass tiles. We’re planning to use cobalt blue and that bright sunshine-ey yellow in there, and my husband wants to tile everything. It wouldn’t surprise me if we end up with a floor drain in the middle of the bathroom, so we can just hose down the room, every now and then) and keep it clean.
During a quick trip into a nearby Color Tile, I discovered steel tile. It’s probably intended for kitchens—looks very industrial in the pictures—but it could make for a pretty groovy bathroom!
There are myriad options, when it comes to choosing tile for a bathroom renovation in Potomac. Tile isn’t the only material you’ll have to select, unless yours is a very minor change. Remember that even what you can see—the fixtures, the finishes, the accessories—isn’t all there is to gather. There’s a whole lot of behind-the-walls material that has to meet a number of different codes. If you’re planning home renovation in Bethesda, consider calling in professional help; contact D.R. Hartman Construction, Inc. for a free, no-obligation quote on your next project.
You can contact D.R. Hartman Construction, Inc. by submitting their online contact form or calling 301.926.9000.