Building & Renovating

Building 101: Decorative Tiles for the Bathroom

These picks will add oomph to your private space


These picks will surely add personality to your bathroom. As an added bonus, we’ve got an average bathroom budget that will guide you when it comes to materials that you’ll need.

An Average Bathroom Budget

 Let this sample breakdown guide you.

Project: A high-end, 7.5sqm bathroom in a residential unit.

Budget: P170, 430

Bathroom Fixtures - 68%

  • Water Closet – 13%
  • Lavatory – 6%
  • Lavatory Faucet – 6%
  • Bathtub – 7%
  • Bathtub Faucet – 22%
  • Shower Set – 12%
  • Hand Spray – 2%

Bathroom Accessories – 2%

  • Towel Ring – 0.5%
  • Tissue Holder – 0.7%
  • Towel Shelf – 0.8%

Tiles (Floor and Wall) – 7%

Labor – 23%

Total: 100%

Picks by Tala Singson. Kuysen product photos by Dairy Darilag. Wilcon product photos by Kurt Alvarez.

Read the original article in the March 2014 issue of Real Living Magazine. Download your digital copy of Real Living on the Real Living App now! Log on to for more details.  

Consider these materials:

Your guests will surely ooh and aah when they see these mosaic tiles in your bathroom.

Bisazza Olimpia Blue, price available upon request, Bisazza 

This decorative tile in a sweet, melon hue will look great in a tween girl’s loo.

Mariwasa 20 x 40cm Moreen Orange, P35.02/pc, Wilcon Depot

This neutral hued tile sports subtle patterns that jazz up a wall without being too loud.

Roman 20 x 60cm D Hawkins Amarillo with Décor, P116/pc, Wilcon Depot

This greenish- blue mosaic tiles add a cool, beach- y punch to an all white bathroom.

Picasso Mosaic Agate 30 x 30cm, P215/sheet, Wilcon Depot

These mosaics are so beautiful, they might get mistaken for pieces of jewelry!

Picasso Mosaic #L243-2 30 x 30cm, P160/sheet, Wilcon Depot

Prices are subject to change.

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