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Half tiled vs full tiled bathroom – pros and cons

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Half tiled vs full tiled bathroom – pros and cons

Deciding on half tiled vs full tiled for your bathroom is central to the design. It’s a style preference, but it has implications for the cost and practicality of your bathroom renovation too.

Fully tiled bathrooms are convenient, particularly for smaller and second bathrooms. They are easy to maintain with less decorating, and many homeowners enjoy the cohesive look of covered walls.

Half tiled – or tiling around the appliances – is a traditional approach. It allows for more personalisation with the design, including statement tiles. The surrounding wall space is free for you to paint and decorate as you choose, including hanging features like mirrors, shelves, and frames.

Still not sure whether a half tiled or full tiled bathroom is the option for you?

Here are some of the pros and cons for each option – half tiled vs full tiled

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Full tiled

 

Pros

Spa-like seamless finish

Your bathroom can be used as a wet room in future

It’s easy to wipe down and clean the walls

No decorating aside from tiling

Cons

Increased tiling costs

It’s difficult to fit features like shelves

Restricted choice of tiles (large, neutral styles work best)

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Half tiled

 

Pros

Tiles become a statement feature

You can choose premium tiles as they cover a smaller area

The walls are free for you to decorate and hang pictures, mirrors etc.

Less grout to keep clean and maintained

Cons

Skirting boards are required

You need to prep and paint the walls

Walls aren’t 100% protected from steam and water

We hope you’ve found these pros and cons useful, and you’re closer to knowing whether a half tiled or full tiled bathroom is for you.

Not in a position to renovate your bathroom currently? Check out this blog: ‘How to make a shower look new’ in the meantime. It contains handy tips for making your current shower look brand new again.

If you’d like to discuss a bathroom renovation project, you can get in touch with our customer team on 0800 980 6018 or by emailing bathrooms@basi.co.uk.

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