Tiles for Small Bathrooms

If you have a small bathroom, you don’t have to be upset and choose small format tiles with dolphins or flowers. Don’t worry, we’ve got plenty of small bathroom ideas for you.

Now we’ll give you some advice how to choose perfect tiles and how to decorate your bathroom even its size is only 3 sq.m.

Types of wall tiles

The concept of “wall tile” has become wider with the advent of porcelain stoneware. Nowadays wall tiles are not only traditional ceramic ones, but also porcelain stoneware wall tiles.


Moreover, there is a trend to use a porcelain stoneware for a wall covering. That’s because of its excellent technical and operational characteristics, such as a very low water absorption and special wear and chemical resistance and uniform colour throughout its thickness, because it is a full-body coloured product.


The traditional format of Italon glazed ceramic tiles is 25x75cm, that is suitable only for laying on walls.


The range of formats of full-body coloured porcelain stoneware is much wider: 30×60, 45×45, 22.5×90, 45×90, 60×60, 15/20/30×120 and 60×120 cm. All these formats could be used both for laying on walls and on floors.


It is easy to choose the tiles when you already have a design project of your bathroom. But what should you do if you are your own designer and you are in the process of choosing wall tiles for your home?


A small bathroom can be stylish, practical and space-efficient. So how should be the tiles for a small bathroom? The only sure advice is to follow your taste preferences.


You can choose marble, wood, stone, concrete, silk, metal or glass look tiles – everything that you associate with a comfort.

In  “Search” section on our site you can easily find and select the appropriate look of the Italon tiles you are looking for.


You can also mix different materials and colours. The range of Italon products is created in such a way that tiles from different collections could be perfectly combined with each other.


Wood and stone, marble and wood, cement and wood, marble and glass, metal and wood – these are some examples of win-win combinations.


It’s a well-known rule that using light tiles will help to expand a room, whether the dark ones will make it smaller.” And we can agree with it.

But what should you do if you feel more comfortable in the dark interiors?

Do not compromise yourself and choose particular metal-look tiles Surface Steel or black stone-look tiles of Materia Titanio. And create a unique atmosphere in a small, but in such a intimate space.

It is important that bathroom design brings you happiness and pleasure, as well as it is a place where you start your day and you finish it and get ready for bed.


There is a wrong opinion that large tiles are not suitable for a small bathroom. Actually, we don’t agree with it. A small bathroom can actually benefit from a large tile. With fewer grout lines the walls and floor are less cluttered and the room visually expanded. And it is a guarantee of the fabulous result! Moreover, a large format emphasizes design and texture of porcelain stoneware.

So that, do not have a rush to abandon large format tiles. But first of all, you should measure your walls. Perhaps with only few slabs in 60×120 you will decorate the walls in the entire bathroom and make it modern and stylish!


The most common installation option is a mono-format layout. For example, 60×60 both on the walls and on the floor, or 30×60 only on the walls, and 60×60 on the floor.

But also a multi-format layouts are gaining popularity nowadays. That means that several formats are used together in the same plane. For example, 30×30, 30×60 and 60×60. This is not only a type of laying tiles, but also the ability to decorate your bathroom with minimal costs.

In the case of multi-format laying, we recommend you to use only rectified porcelain stoneware and lay it with a 2 mm joint.

In this article we have considered the basic parameters for choosing tiles for a small bathroom. And we advise you to experiment with formats, combine different textures and colours to create a unique bathroom design.

For more design ideas for your bathroom you can visit our Instagram profile @italon_ceramica.