5 Popular Bath Tiles and How Much They Cost

Choosing tile for floors or showers? See popular styles and review bathroom tile costs

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When it comes to tiling your bathroom floor or walls, there are many options to choose from (some would say TOO many options). It’s easy to get overwhelmed and simply opt for subway tile; with its clean lines and modern appeal, it’s a quick and painless choice that looks good in any space. To simplify the process, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite trends—along with the associated bathroom tile costs—to guide your search.

Subway tile: A go-to classic design

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(TOP) Hari and Kaity’s bath (BOTTOM) Katie and Lance’s bath

In Hari and Kaity’s bath, white subway tile is perfect for a dressed-down look. If you want something more modern, like Katie and Lance, a beveled edge adds interest to straightforward subway tile.

Cost of subway tile

Standard subway tile costs around $2-$3 per square foot; the beveled edge variety costs around $4 per square foot.

Glazed ceramic bathroom tile 

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(TOP) Lauren’s shower (BOTTOM) Meredith’s bath

Glazed ceramic tile makes a bold statement. In Lauren’s shower, the subtle tile provides just enough contrast and exudes a spa-like sense of calm. A wash of blue glaze gives Meredith’s ceramic bathroom tile a unique watercolor effect.

Cost of glazed bathroom tile

If you’re looking to add some glazed tile to your space, expect to spend around $9 per square foot.

Hexagon bathroom tile 

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(TOP) Nikki and Chris’ bath (BOTTOM) Lia and Chris’ bath

In Nikki and Chris’ bath, a black hexagon tile with white grout grounds the design and gives it a modern vibe. But this tile also has a softer side, as seen in the Carrara marble version in Lia and Chris’ bath.

Cost for hexagon tile styles

Porcelain hexagon bathroom tile costs start around $10 per square foot; marble begins around $15 per square foot.

Penny tile

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(TOP) Alicia and Ed’s bath (BOTTOM) Rachel and Michael’s shower

Penny tile is a classic option that gives off major vintage vibes. It works as floor tile in Alicia and Ed’s retro-inspired bath and transforms into a waterfall mosaic in Rachel and Michael’s shower.

Penny tile costs

This kind of bathroom tile can cost as little as $5 per square foot for white porcelain and up to $10 or more for colorful mosaics.

Basketweave tile

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(TOP) Tina and Fletcher’s master bath (BOTTOM) Tara and Mike’s bath

Basketweave is truly old-school, but it’s been making a steady comeback. It feels surprisingly modern as part of the minimalist design in Tina and Fletcher’s master bathroom. In Tara and Mike’s bath, the basketweave tile lends itself to a more traditional look without making the space feel dated.

Basketweave tile costs

Bathroom tile costs for lower-end options, like porcelain, cost around $8 per square foot. Expect high-quality marble begins at around $30 per square foot.

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What is subway tile?

Reminiscent of the tiles in New York City subway stations, subway tile is a glazed ceramic tile frequently used in kitchens and bathrooms. Laid in a horizontal pattern, subway tile makes a great backsplash near cooking areas or to enclose wet spaces like shower stalls.

How much is subway tile?

For standard subway tile, costs hover around $2-$3 per square foot; whereas subway tile with a beveled edge costs around $4 per square foot.

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