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The Benefits of Using Tile for Your Bathroom Wall

Are you wondering what the best material for your bathroom renovation is? Consider the benefits of using tile for your bathroom wall. We know you’ll love it.

If you’re currently considering renovating your bathroom, it’s likely been recommended to you to use tile for your walls. If you’re unsure about such a recommendation or don’t understand why it’s been recommended, allow us to show you the benefits of using tile for your bathroom wall so you can see why it’s regarded as the best.

Design Variety

Tiles are often beloved for the wide variety of designs and styles they allow for. Whether it’s for the entirety of the wall or just a backsplash design behind your sinks, tiles are an easy way to breathe new life into a room. Tiles reflect light to make the bathroom seem brighter with natural lighting as well as adding a smooth, modern touch to the room. If you’re feeling particularly inspired, tiles can even be used to create a beautiful and unique mural.


The most practical benefit of using tile for your bathroom wall is the fact that they are extremely water-resistant. Between sinks, baths, and showers, your bathroom is bound to get wet. With the use of tile, you prevent build-ups of mold and other nasty consequences of sitting moisture that would occur if you used more traditional flooring options, like wood or carpeting. This is because the tile repels liquid even when the bathroom fills with steam and condensation.

Simple To Clean

Similarly, the hardy and smooth surfaces of tile make them incredibly easy to clean. Their surfaces have no pores and there aren’t any deep nooks and crannies for dirt, grime, or mold to gather into. Simply use an everyday cleaner and a towel to wipe down the tile to keep them looking fresh and sparkling. As a bonus, the water resistance of the tile means you won’t have to worry about stains or water spots.

Durable and Long-Lasting

If cost is something to consider, tile will save you the most money in the long run. Not only are they relatively low maintenance, but tile has a long lifespan thanks to the durability of its hard-wearing surface. This makes it less likely to crack or chip, and the grout underneath prevents water or any other foreign substance from causing damage. Unlike paint, tiles don’t need to be refurbished to keep their luster, so long as you keep up with basic maintenance and care.


While tiles are often a bit more expensive than wood, laminate, and other materials upfront, it should be noted that their durability, water resistance, and long lifespan make them the more cost-effective choice in the long run. Unlike other materials, the aesthetic and practical appeal of tiles is so often in demand that they’ll often raise the value of a home, meaning you may just get your investment back should you ever decide to sell your home.


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Karen LeBlanc

Karen LeBlanc is a travel host and writer with a popular travel show, The Design Tourist, and a companion lifestyle blog. As a widely published travel journalist and content creator, Karen is a member of the North American Travel Journalists Association. She also serves as the Design and Travel editor of the national lifestyle magazine, LaPalme. Karen believes that every destination has a story to tell through its local art, architecture, culture, and craft. This immersive creative exploration begins with authentic accommodations where the narrative of place unfolds through art, accessories, accouterments, furnishings, fixtures, and food. 

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