Bathroom tiles: design, cost and alternatives

You’ll be painting the ceiling, but your bare floor and walls will need a bit more thought. The go-to solution is bathroom tiles but there are alternatives…

In this article about bathroom tiles and other floor and wall coverings, we cover:

  • Design choices when tiling a bathroom
  • Bathroom tiles costings
  • Choosing bathroom tile sizes
  • Types of bathroom tiles
  • Cost of wall panelling and other wall coverings
  • Cost of polished concrete, vinyl and other floor coverings


Written by Astrid Madsen

Astrid Madsen is the editor of the SelfBuild magazine. She previously held the same role in an Irish trade publication, before that she worked at the National Standards Authority of Ireland. She graduated with a BA in Urban Studies from Columbia University in New York and holds an MBA from the Instituto de Estudios Bursatiles in Madrid. France of origin, she now lives in Portarlington, County Laois, where she's taken on the task of renovating a listed building! Email

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