Like so many other Australians, you may have enjoyed a luxury holiday in Bali. Bali villas and resorts are renowned for their exquisite, luxury bathrooms, which combine earthy beauty with pure indulgence. If you're remodelling your bathroom, you may wish to recreate the same sense of style and relaxation in your home.
One of the key elements of a Balinese style bathroom is combining different natural materials to create a harmonious yet decorative design. Unfortunately, good quality natural materials usually come with a hefty price tag. If you're on a tight budget, this may put them well out of your price range. The good news is, you can recreate the look of natural materials using authentic-looking natural look tiles, which cost a fraction of the price of the real thing.
Timber look tiles
Timber look tiles faithfully replicate the hues and grains of a wide variety of different timbers. They even incorporate the textured grains of real timber, making them almost unrecognisable as replicas. Balinese style bathrooms usually feature darker antique or aged timber, so look for a tile variety that embraces this look.
Timber look tiles look great on the floor, but they can also be used to tile the shower area or a feature wall. This will help to enhance the sense of your bathroom being connected to the outdoors, which is an integral part of Balinese bathroom design.
Stone look tiles
Like timber look tiles, stone look tiles are such faithful reproductions of natural stone that it's difficult to believe they're not the real thing. Stone look tiles provide you with the stunning look of natural stone and also the durability, water resistance, and non-stain properties of tiles.
Balinese bathrooms generally feature natural stone varieties such as sandstone, granite, and creamy marble. You can opt for one variety, or combine more than one to produce a subtle but striking pattern on your bathroom's walls or floors.
Pebble mosaic effect tiles
Many Balinese bathrooms feature pebble mosaics to highlight features such as free-standing baths, tapware, and ornate mirrors. They look incredible but can be painstakingly difficult to do yourself and expensive to have done by professional tilers.
Luckily, you can get the same look by using pebble mosaic effect tiles. Technically, these aren't really tiles. They're actually real pebbles which are already laid out in a mosaic pattern on strips of tiling mesh. This makes them fast and easy to install using tile glue and finishing off with grout between the pebbles.
Natural materials are one of the cornerstones of Balinese bathroom design. By using these incredible tiles, you'll be able to get the authentic look, feel, and style, all at a very competitive price.
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