We've sifted through our Livingetc.com archives to find the best bathroom floor tile ideas.

For all-out elegance marble is the go-to material for floors – and walls. For a similar style without the high price tag, there are plenty of marble-effect porcelain tiles on the market. Lava stone tiles are another elegant option. Laid in a smart herringbone pattern and offset with tadelakt plaster, they create a look that whispers luxury rather than shouting too loudly.

Encaustic cement tiles are bang on trend and those with a monochrome Moorish pattern make a magnificent style statement. Go dark and decadent with a steely grey finish on the walls, ceiling and wood work, or fresh and bright with an all white backdrop – either way a splash of verdant green in the form of a parlour palm, will lend a far away boutique hotel feel.

Want to add interest without committing to a bold pattern that you may tire of? Think out of the box and go for tiles in a shape other than square or rectangular, such as the hexagonal mosaics shown below. Geometrics is a trend that's set to stay for a while.

From geometric tiles and elaborate patters to bold and colourful plain colours and intricate shapes, scroll down for beautiful bathroom floor tile inspiration.

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Hexagonal floor tiles

These dark oversized hexagon floor tiles look beautiful against the Crittall-style shower screen and slatted wood walls.

Get the look:The Tara shower fitting is by Dornbracht. The floor tiles are by Mosaic Del Sur. The wall is covered in Venetian plaster by Loggia.

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Floor pattern

The tiled floor in this bathroom is stunning, and worth every penny. The individual tiles might not look particularly interesting, but when placed in formation they create a funky pattern all around.

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These hexagonal bathroom floor tiles create starburst patterns when placed next to each other, creating a cool geometric effect. Picking out the blue from the stand-out floor tiles and using it on the walls and ceiling gives a lovely cocooning feel.

Get the look:Floor tiles, Martin Moore. Vintage tables, eBay. Similar bath, Drummonds. Dressing area door handle, Buster + Punch. Plants, Pearspring.

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Chevron floor

Chevron-shaped marble tiles on the floor work seamlessly with the large marble wall tiles. The centrally placed tub and walk-in shower, accessed from both sides, create a sense of spaciousness.

Get the look:The wall, cupboard doors and bath – a reclaimed design bought from Lassco – are all painted in Stiffkey Blue estate emulsion by Farrow & Ball. The marble splashback and floor tiles and glass shower screen are from Fired Earth.

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Spell it out

The powder room spells out its presence in hexagonal floor tiles.

Get the look:The floor tiles are from Tiles Direct. Kast Concrete Basins made the basin and RCC Furniture created the vanity unit. These are Orlanda wall sconces by Industville.

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Monochrome quatrefoil style tiles and Fifties-style mirrors exude the Art Deco glamour of a New York hotel suite.

Get the look:The statuary marble tile design, framed mirrors and washstand are by Tamzin Greenhill Designs.

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Classically chequered

Chequered floor tiles create a classic, traditional look.

Get the look:The metro tiles are from Walls and Floors. The brassware is by B&Q. The Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor in 1971 photograph is by Terry O’Neill from The Little Black Gallery

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Mini tiles

This childrens' bathroom features a swirling cloud wallpaper pattern from Hygge and West. Bathroom tiles were chosen to compliment the wallpaper design, while monogrammed hand towels add the finishing touch.

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Mosaic floor

The colour palette is drawn from a mixture of blues, including cobalts and azures. A mosaic floor allows for all the different blue hues to be pulled together.

Get the lookThe glass mosaic tiles are from Fired Earth. Find a freestanding tub at Aston Matthews.

Rosy and rustic

In this bathroom, gloss paint and rustic tiles evoke a Moroccan feel.

Get the look:The walls are painted in Farrow & Ball’s Calamine full gloss. The tiles are from Bert & May. This is the Felix original shell pendant by Felix Lighting Specialists.

Modern encaustic

Originally a cavernous room, this space has been transformed into a luxury walk-in bathroom with marble walls and a cast-cement basin. Modern encaustic style floor tiles add to the fresh, contemporary look.

Get the look:The basin was designed and built by MADE. The brassware is by Swiss brand Arwa. The ceiling lights are vintage Jieldé.


This smart, small bathroom space is covered head to toe in tiny black chevron tiles, giving it a cool hotel bathroom look. The chevron floor tiles continue up the walls right up to the ceiling.

Match the walls

The walls in this room are finished in raw concrete, while geometric tiling adds a graphic element. The grey and mustard is easy on the eye yet still dramatic.

Get the lookFind Art Deco-style wall lights at Balineum. Topps Tiles sells a range of geometric floor tiles.

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Concrete floor tiles

A patterned floor adds some pizzazz to this bathroom space.

Get the look: The concrete floor tiles were brought back from Morocco.

Statement style

The master bathroom is the place to relax at the end of a long day. The bath came with the house, but the walk-in shower was tucked in later, enabling a quicker wash-and-go in the morning.

Get the look:Find a similar bath at The Albion Bath Company. The brassware is by Villeroy & Boch. The floor tiles are by Mosaic del Sur.

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Graphic floor

The look in this bathroom is kept simple with aqua metro tiles and graphic flooring.

Get the look: These are Pencil Salon tiles by Bert & May. Try Victorian Plumbing for a similar roll-top bath.

Porcelain patterns

Budget-friendly – but still dazzling – porcelain patterns are a great substitute for pricier Moroccan zellige and encaustic tiles.

Get the look:The floor and wall tiles are by Topps Tiles. The basin is by Fired Earth. The brassware is by Aston Matthews. The wall light is a vintage Belgian piece – find similar at In House Junkie. The paint is French Gray estate emulsion by Farrow & Ball.

Herringbone tiles

Marble tiles don't have to come in slabs; these marble herringbone tiles are oh so pretty.

Traditional pattern

This hallway's traditional floors continue into the bathroom, adding print and colour in this pared-back space.

Get the look: The tiles are from The Antique Floor Company. The mirror is from Absolute Flowers & Home. The wall lights are from Caroline de Kerangal. The bath and brassware are from The Albion Bath Company.

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Pentagon floor tiles

Pentagon floor tiles are complemented with wide triangular ones, creating an interesting geometric effect.

Get the look:The basins are from Ksar Living, Ibiza. The wall lights are by Vaughan. The ceiling light is the Z1 by Ay Illuminate. The mirrors are by Pomax. The antique Chinese cabinet is from October Interior. The Lazy Sofa bath is by B Dutch. The tiles are by Popham Design.

Black slate

Slate flooring sets a dark and moody backdrop for hip hotel-style additions.

Get the look:The metro brick tiles are from Material Plans. For a similar bath, try CP Hart. The bath towel by Khadi and Co is available at The Conran Shop and Aesop’s hand wash is from Twentytwentyone.

XL tiles

Large slate tiles suit the room's generous proportions. The owners wanted the bath to have a wide rim to balance a cup of tea on – or a glass of wine, depending on the time of day.

Get the lookThe oversized bath is from Castello Luxury Baths and the cast-iron radiator is from The 21st Century Radiator Company. The Slate Luserna floor tiles in Blu are from Tower Ceramics Limited and the wall tiles are by Emery & Cie. For a similar blind, try John Lewis.

All white

Plain white floor tiles blend in with the rest of this all-white scheme, and let the metro tiled wall do the talking.

Get the lookThe bathroom cabinet was designed by Stephen Akehurst. Try CP Hart for similar. Head to Mandarin Stone for limestone floor tiles. The Jade lamp table (used as a stool) is by Wilhelmina McCarroll for Zuster in Melbourne. Try Objekten for similar.

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The traditional black and white floor tiles are a nod to the property’s Victorian heritage.

Get the look:The Salcombe bath is by The Cast Iron Bath Company. The bronze brass finish taps are by Bespoke Taps. The Devonstone floor tiles are from Tiles Direct.

Up the wall

Tactile tadelakt and lava stone tiles wrap around this bathing space that’s both efficient and indulgent. It's a narrow space, but it feels chic, and the black herringbone tiles carry on up the wall right up to the ceiling.

Get the look:These are Made a Mano lavastone tiles. The handshower and brassware are Gessi at CP Hart.

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Circular tiles

Small, circular shaped tiles help to make Jonathan Adler's bathroom feel even more spacious.

Get the look:Chippendale chair, Jonathan Adler. Bulb light, vintage find. Brass table in shower, vintage find

Marble contrast

Marble flooring calms this wild Palm Springs inspired scheme.

Get the look:Antique bath, The Architectural Forum. Beverly Hills Martinique Banana Leaf wallpaper, Designer Wallcoverings

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All over marble

Cladding the walls and floors in marble tiles makes for a luxurious look.

Get the look:Porcelanosa sells similar marble tiles. Aston Matthews sells wall-mounted brass towel rails.

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XL marble

These XL marble tiles create a luxe bathroom scheme.

Get the lookThe Portuguese marble was sourced by Jon Loveday. These are Mackintosh shower fittings and basin taps by Lefroy Brooks. For a similar shower screen and mirrored wall cabinet, try CP Hart.

Lotte Brouwer
Lotte Brouwer

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