20 Bathroom Floor Tile Ideas for Small Spaces

AMY BARTLAM

AMY BARTLAM

For such a small space, the bathroom can command a lot of attention. Most of that focus has to do with the necessity of this room, of course, but we'd also argue that bathrooms present a design challenge unlike any other area of the home.

To outfit your perfect bathroom style, you'll want to find the harmony between function and design. Next, focus on the fun part: Upgrading your tile and décor. Bathroom flooring can take on a range of shapes, from standard square tiles to shapes like hexagons and circles; and depending on the color palette and size, your floor tiles can make a big impact on style. Your choice of flooring can create a cohesive look that unites the room's four walls together.

Get inspired with these bathroom floor tiles that can upgrade your design and pack plenty of personality into a small space.

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Stick to the Basics

AMY BARTLAM

AMY BARTLAM

While there are plenty of extravagant options for flooring in your bathroom, sometimes the classic style looks best—like this white hexagon tile. With an elegant-but-modern look, it's styled alongside a warm wood vanity and plenty of bright whites. Matched with subway tile in the shower and shiplap walls, this flooring adds texture to an all-white bathroom for a clean finish.

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Make Marble Modern

HOUSE SPRUCING

HOUSE SPRUCING

Marbled bathrooms tend to be associated with classy, elegant spaces, but this design is here to prove that marble can be as inviting as it is timeless. This homey bathroom blends its marble-tiled floors with a soft blue vanity, lush plants, and wood shelving for a warmer vibe. Pair your cabinetry with woven accents and polished hardware for a bathroom with plenty of depth that still feels sleek.

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Stone Center Statuary White Marble $19.99/sf
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Add a Southwestern Flair

JULIAN PORCINO HOME CONSULTANT

JULIAN PORCINO

There aren't enough good things to say about this bathroom, but what really makes it stand out is its tile work. Large diamond-patterned tiles reflect a Southwestern vibe, paired with simple décor and greenery. Continuing the tile into an open shower makes a small room feel larger, and shower tiles bring out the warm, natural tones of the floor.

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Go Boho

CHELIUS HOUSE OF DESIGN

CHELIUS HOUSE OF DESIGN

For lovers of the boho style, an all-white bathroom is the perfect backdrop to let your personality shine through. This design mixes two different shapes of tile in the same color to play patterns against the wall and floor, while blending boho elements in a modern way. A pendant light matches tones to the window shade, wood vanity, and picture frame to carry warm colors throughout the room, and soft textures in the towels add to the natural vibe.

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Be Bold

CATHIE HONG INTERIORS

CATHIE HONG INTERIORS

If your space is needing that extra "oomph," don't hold back when choosing floor tiles. These oversized tiles create a large star shape across the floor, perfectly matching lines to widen the space as the pattern comes together. For those who aren't a fan of black floors, opt for a large maximalist tile in a color that matches other accents in your room.

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Make it Minimal

SARAH FULTZ INTERIORS

SARAH FULTZ INTERIORS

The patterns in these floors are anything but minimal, but paired with the rest of the room, it adds just enough visual interest to keep things sleek without feeling bare. A soft wood vanity leads up to white countertops, complemented by a wide wall-to-wall mirror to reflect natural light. To get the fresh plant look without the maintenance, style your space with faux leaves in a classic vase.

If your bathroom is lacking light, use larger mirrors to reflect natural rays from the sun and bounce bright light around the room.

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Get Checkered

HOUSE 9

HOUSE 9

This timeless pattern has been around for generations, but it never goes out of style. Go for a natural finish with checkered floors by opting for stone tiles, and paint the walls with a unique color to add vibrance. Finish the space with a woven basket for an inviting feeling, and incorporate polished metal hardware to offset the softer stone textures.

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Bring the Outside in

AMY BARTLAM

AMY BARTLAM

It might seem backward to use exterior flooring on the inside of your bathroom, but this space makes a serious case for brick tile. The textures of brick add plenty of depth to the room, while its natural color brings warmth to the white space. Rather than opting for actual bricks in your washroom, opt for designer tiles that have a cleaner finish and don't absorb water.

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Keep It Classic

JK INTERIOR LIVING

JK INTERIOR LIVING

This elegant bathroom is anything but simple. White-tiled floors blend with neutral walls, setting the stage for a darker vanity with marbled countertops. Adding fresh flowers brings a lively touch to the space while using soft colors to create a focal point below the mirror.

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Extend Up the Wall

MICHELLE BERWICK

MICHELLE BERWICK

When you can't get enough of tile, why not extend it up the wall? This bathroom features both mid-century vibes and modern décor, all while keeping the color palette neutral. A simple round mirror and black plumbing hardware stand out against the tiled wall, while a monochrome painting adds balance to the minimalist space.

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Be Elegantly-Chic

AMY BARTLAM

AMY BARTLAM

For an airy vibe with a boho feeling, start with an all-white bathroom. Add tile with elements of white and another statement color, then mix in boho décor like woven shades and wooden accents. In this bathroom, black window panes add contrast to the room while glass shower doors allow light to shine through both sides of the space.

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Fall for Vintage Victorian

ERIN WILLIAMSON DESIGN

ERIN WILLIAMSON DESIGN

In this beautifully-styled bathroom, a copper clawfoot tub saves space and makes a strong statement. It's paired with white subway tile walls and minimal black accents, which create the perfect background for this stellar-starred floor tile. Polished metal hardware brings a modern texture to the clean space.

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Frame the Room

JK INTERIOR LIVING

JK INTERIOR LIVING

Rather than repeating patterns across the entire floor, keep it simple by drawing a pattern around the room that frames your space. This bathroom incorporates small white tiles to add plenty of texture to the flooring and match the walls, while using darker tiles to make a square along the edges. Window frames are painted the same shade as accent tiles with minimal dark décor to tie the space together.

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Opt for Dark Colors

ERIN WILLIAMSON

ERIN WILLIAMSON

In small spaces, it's usually recommended to stay away from dark colors—but flooring is an exception. In this bathroom, black hexagon tiles with white grout add a bold element to the room, while white walls keep the feeling bright. Natural wood cabinets on the vanity are paired with a sleek white countertop for an upgraded mid-century modern vibe.

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Embrace Patterns

CATHIE HONG INTERIORS

CATHIE HONG INTERIORS

There's nothing like a busily-patterned floor to add personality to a simple white bathroom. With natural décor, this design brings plenty of vibrance to the space without sacrificing its minimal style. White bath towels and a subway-tiled shower add texture while blending into the bright and airy room.

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Try a Stained Glass Effect

MICHELLE BERWICK

MICHELLE BERWICK

This tile is like no other: Covering most of the surface with grout, it highlights black glass squares placed in a repetitive pattern. This stained glass-inspired flooring is as unique as it is attractive. With modern fixtures and a walk-in marbled shower, we could spend hours getting ready in this dreamy room.

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Waterproof With Wood Tile

LECLAIR DECOR

LECLAIR DECOR

If you're a fan of the wood look but don't want to sacrifice the waterproofing necessity of bathroom flooring, opt for a wood tile. This bathroom uses warm accents like a wooden vanity to complement its floors, while contrasting the space with darker decorations. A black-painted door, black light fixtures, and black hardware stand out against the mix of natural and white elements.

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Style Selections Glazed Porcelain Wood Look Floor Tile $1.99/sf
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Make It Floral

REBECCA ROLLINS

REBECCA ROLLINS

Plant lovers can agree that the more floral aspects a space has, the more it feels like home. This bathroom is designed with floral-tiled floors in a bright white shade to complement its airy feel. Minimal décor with a black-framed round mirror and cabinet hardware tie in the room's accent tones to the flooring.

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Mix and Match

JK INTERIOR LIVING

JK INTERIOR LIVING

The more, the merrier. This bathroom pairs two different styles of tile together between the flooring and shower for a mix-and-matched look. By using the same color, the two contrasting styles effortlessly blend together.

To create the most texture in your space, opt for smaller tiles with repeating patterns that stand out.

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Offset the Shower

SARAH FULTZ INTERIORS

SARAH FULTZ INTERIORS

If your shower already boasts some extravagant tile work, keep it simple on the floors by sticking to a sleek white style. This space uses hexagon tiles with a marbled look for an extra-reflective finish that makes the room shine. Pair contrasting elements with natural tones like this wood vanity to blend the design together.

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