Pros and cons of tiles
One of the main cons of tiles is that the grout can be tricky to clean, especially if you have small tiles, as stubborn mould and mildew can set in. This also means they are not fully waterproof, only water-resistant. Over time, if the tiles or grout begin to crack, water can seep in and cause damage to the walls. Tiles are also more expensive than other materials. That means you’ll need to spend more money if you want to change your bathroom design in the future or replace broken tiles. One of the main pros of tiles is their aesthetic appeal. You can create a custom feature wall around your shower or bath unit, especially if you choose a bold colour, shape or pattern.
If you’re renovating your bathroom and looking for alternatives to tiles, we’ve got plenty of suggestions to suit your design preference, budget and bathroom size.