Sleek and sophisticated: choosing tiles for perfection
Universal Magazines

Expert tip: Using marble or stone look porcelain tiles creates the illusion of natural stone without the extra cost and maintenance

“It’s surprising how little time can be spent selecting what is the most important element of a wet area — the tiles. Special attention was paid to this when the homeowners renovated their main bathroom and toilet/laundry, not only to reinvigorate these areas, but to amplify the illusion of space. For the main bathroom, the large, rectangular tiles are mounted lengthways, mimicking the effect of the mosaic feature strip in elongating the walls. This increases the scope of the eye, just as, in the toilet/laundry, the tiled floor is taken up the walls and increases the illusion of floor space. The bathroom floor’s marble-look tiles, combined with the streamlined woodgrain vanity, exude modern sophistication surrounding the spacious luxury of a 12-jet spa bath. In contrast, the toilet/laundry is all about function, with plenty of overhead storage and an easy-clean, contemporary-style toilet suite.”

Designer: Alannah Balzan for Bathroom Concepts
Built by: Rob Duncan for Bathroom Concepts

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Bathroom Concepts

Originally in Kitchens & Bathrooms Quarterly Volume 24 Issue 2

Project Details

VANITY: Avoca 760mm wall-hung vanity in main bathroom; custom-made overhead cupboards in two-pack white gloss finish in toilet/laundry
VANITY TOP: Cultured marble slab
BASIN: Clark 70L Eureka standard tub and cabinet in toilet/laundry
BATH: Modena 12-jet spa
SHOWER: Cosmic 345mm shower head with semi-frameless shower screen
TAPS: Zip HydroTap G4 BCS
TILES - MAIN BATHROOM: Antique White Gloss 600mm x 300mm laid vertically on walls with black marble mosaic 300mm x 300mm sheet strip in shower area, Marvel PRO Grey Fleury 600mm x 600mm laid square on floor
TILES - TOILET/LAUNDRY: Antique Gloss White 200mm x 300mm laid vertically on walls with Listello tile feature, Trek Crema travertine 300mm x 300mm laid square on floor
MIRROR: Bevelled-edge cabinet
TOILET SUITE: Caroma Urbane Cleanflush back-to-wall close-couple suite
LIGHTING: IXL 3-in-1 silhouette 375W light, half-moon lights either side of the mirror
HEATING: IXL heat lights
ACCESSORIES: Centra toilet roll holder and five-rung towel ladder, towel ring and soap dish

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