There are too many different sizes, designs and types of tiles on the market. Most popular types of tiles are: porcelain, ceramic, natural stone. For the bathrooms the best choice will be a porcelain tiles and here a few reasons why:
- Much stronger than ceramic tiles;
- A lot cheaper than natural stone;
- Easy cleaning and maintenance;
- More resistant to moisture and staining.
The most popular sizes of porcelain tiles for the bathrooms are: 12×24, 24×24 and 24×48 inches. Depends how big is your bathroom and also which pattern you would like to use you have to choose from those 3 sizes. Most popular patterns are stacked, brick joint and offset. 12×24 porcelain tiles works perfectly with all of 3 patterns, while 24×24 and 24×48 work better with a stacked pattern. Also, in some cases depends on the shape and size of the washroom floor and shower walls one size of the tiles might work better than the other one. There is also an option of using a larger format porcelain slabs for your bathroom like 3×6, 4×8 or 5×10 feet, which is becoming very popular nowadays but because of the high price for the slabs and installation not everyone can afford it.
So if you have a tight budget and want something that looks modern and will be durable in the same time we would suggest you to choose between 12×24, 24×24, 24×48 inch porcelain tiles.