There are plenty of things to consider when you're tiling your bathroom, including whether you should tile from the floor right up to the ceiling or simply from the floor to midway up the wall. Most people opt for the former choice without giving much thought to the latter, and that's a shame since half-tiling comes with several compelling advantages.
Here are just four.
1. Vibrant Accenting
Most bathrooms use quite muted colours, with whites and creams being the most common options seen. Adding a little colour can be a great way to make your bathroom stand out and feel less clinical, but it can often be tough to introduce colour since the smaller space will be easily overwhelmed. Luckily enough, tiling only halfway up the wall means you can use either the tiles along the bottom half or the paint along the top half to create more of a statement, then use a more muted colour above or below to balance things out.
2. Reduced Costs
For nearly all homeowners, budgeting is going to be a key concern during a bathroom renovation. The costs can quickly add up, so it only makes sense to cut down on unnecessary expenses. Since you don't actually need to tile from floor to ceiling, anyone looking to cut their costs should think about half-tiling. You'll slash the amount of money needed for tiles in an instant; you can either save that money, put it towards another part of the bathroom, or spend it on fancier tiles that you wouldn't have been able to afford if you needed double the number.
3. Faster Installation
Laying down tiles isn't exactly back-breaking work, but it can be quite tedious, especially if it isn't something you've done before. If you can find a way to speed the process up, you'll obviously be done much faster if you go for half-tiling. This will save you time if you're doing the tiling yourself or save you money on labour if you're having someone else do the job for you.
4. Easier Cleaning
The benefits of going with half-tiling over full-tiling will continue once your bathroom remodel has been completed. One of the downsides of using tiles in the bathroom is having to clean them, with the grouting lines between each one being particularly troublesome to keep from looking too dingy. If you only have half the tiles, you'll only need to clean half the grouting.