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How to Add a Natural Nuance to Your Bathroom with Porcelain Tiles

Bathrooms shouldn’t just be a place where you strip down quick and hop in the shower before rushing out the door, they should be a place of sanctuary where you can relax and either prepare yourself for the day or unwind after a busy one. The Japanese swear by the art of tree bathing, where you go outside and immerse in all things forest, to lower the heart rate and blood pressure as well as relieving stress – and they are on to something! Why not make your bathroom into a natural nirvana where you too can switch off and get at one with the wild world?

Natural stone effect tiles

Modern bathroom with freestanding bath and white Bianco book matched marble effect porcelain tiles

The obvious way to add a touch of rural chic to your bathroom is to invest in tiles of exceptional quality with a natural effect. Softer more absorbent natural stone, such as marble, is not the best bet for a space where water and wear are an issue. Enter our stone effect tiles – the ideal solution. With all the organic originality of natural stone coverings, our stone effect tiles have the added stability and no-fuss maintenance of porcelain. With Porcel-Thin tiles, you can have a bathroom that’s defined by the understated classic style of marble, that boasts sandstone shade accents or that’s overtly onyx

Forest fusion

Pattaya light and dark wood grain effect porcelain tiled bathroom splash back

While you could go with full-on Swedish sauna style panelling, adding natural flair to your bathroom doesn’t mean that you have to turn it into an urban rainforest – sometimes subtle suits. As well as adding leafy accessories and fittings of different metals and stones for effect, a top tip for bringing woodland warmth and wild wonder to your wash space is to include wood effect tiles. Like our stone effect tiles, these are ultra-thin yet more resistant to water and longer lasting in a regularly used damp environment when compared to other tiles. Last year saw the introduction of some sensational wood effect porcelain tiles to the Porcel-Thin collection that not only mimic the real deal to perfection but also offer antibacterial action. How do you fancy a bathroom that will aid your physical health as well as your mental health?

Flora and fauna fancy

This striking bathroom feature wall has been created using engraved leaf pattern large porcelain tile from Porcel-Thin

Some go for installing living walls, making the most of spectacular rural views or topping up displays of fresh cut flowers to get their dose of nature while bathing. But you can get a real taste for the outdoors when you choose Crystal Branches and Jade Leaves or Birch Forest from our stunning Shallow Carving Tile Collection. You can also bring some animal magic to your bathroom when you choose our mystic Balin Dancing Girl and her beautiful birds. For something truly tranquil, choose the elegant blossoming branches of Jade Aroma. Surround these delicately detailed beauties with something plain and chic for extra emphasis and you’ll soon be in sensory heaven.

Canopy coverings

Tobacco dark granite effect porcelain bathroom floor tiles

Many contemporary bathroom designs gravitate towards the fresh white look but instead of going all-out neutral or adding natural highlights, you could go canopy dark with your floor and wall coverings by choosing tiles in enigmatic shades to create feature walls and/or flooring. The previous two years have seen a trend for dark walls from UK interior designers and it seems that inky night-sky style and lush forest green walls are still hot stuff. To achieve dusky and demure, try our Pierre Blue Aged Limestone Porcelain Tiles or Mystic Grey Onyx.


We hope this gives you plenty of inspiration to create your own relaxing bathroom retreat. Do share any images of your Porcel-Thin tiled bathrooms on our social media pages, we’d love to see them. 


Ray Smith

January 29th 2018 

Nature inspired porcelain bathroom tiles