The popularity of matt finish in fully tiled bathrooms follows us into this coming year. Matt finish tiles feature a soft but powerful beauty. This style does not overwhelm and is for the most part non-reflective. Another advantage of matt finish tiles is that they do not show smudges and watermarks as easily as glossy tiles. Obviously, this makes them ideal for bathroom floors, especially in busy bathrooms. Additionally, the low sheen makes them easier to maintain.


Installing matt finish tiles

When installing matt finish tiles ensure lighting, both natural and artificial is sufficient. Matt finish tiles are notorious for poorly reflecting light. A bathroom renovation contractor such as M.C. Painting & Renovation always maximizes the lighting for a balanced and perfect effect.


Glossy finish tiles

Glossy finish tiles feature a more dramatic effect on the bathroom. Seemingly, they tend to create an elegant, highly polished look and feel, responsible for their lasting popularity. Besides, glossy finish tiles are especially great for small bathrooms as they tend to reflect plenty of light. Furthermore, they create the perception of a space being larger than it actually is.

Keep in mind that, more maintenance work is required with glossy finish tiles and that they are known to be a slipping-hazard. Therefore, they are mostly used on walls or low-traffic bathroom floor areas.


Westcoast Feel

Our renovation clients have slowly gravitated towards matt finishes over the last few years. The look is very earthy and accurately represents a Westcoast Feel. If you are looking for understated elegance with unspoken sophistication go for matt finished tiles!

Also, if a natural or rustic look in your living space is what you are after, then matt tiles are the way forward. There’s a huge variety of cement-effect, stone-effect, wood effect and slate effect tiles on the market in matt finishes. Over and above that, they exude that warm, natural, homely look. Their clean, natural appearance will add a touch of authenticity to any space.


Vibrant, colourful, natural

Tiles come in many different styles and designs, which is why they are the top choice when it comes to flooring. Lively and vibrant colours are preferred by some people to make a room look brighter and lighter. However, a more calming and relaxing appearance can be brought forth with various natural shades.

Matt tiles can help you achieve both of these outcomes. It all depends on the context, size, and lighting of the space, as well as the atmosphere you wish to create.  Ultimately, the choice comes down to your personal preference.

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