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The tile on the tub splash is a perfect place to coordinate other tiles in the room. These tiles can coordinate with the tile on the floor, the shower, the walls or the sink splash. Whether your tub says, “Calgon, take me away” or is simple a place to take a bath, it’s usually a focal point of the bathroom, so why not make it special?
Decorative Design Options:
Tub splashes are not only decorative, but functional for protecting the walls from water splashing behind the tub. You only need a small amount of space tiled to protect the walls, but you have the option to be more decorative than what it necessary.
Decorative design options are:
- Tiling higher than splash height around all three walls, but not wainscot or full height
- Wainscot height tile on all three walls
- Tiling regular height on two walls and tiling full height on an accent wall
- Tub to ceiling height on all three walls
- Tub to ceiling height on all three walls with a decorative picture frame
- Tub to ceiling height on all three walls with a recessed niche built into the wall for soap and accessory storage
- For a small and functional splash, use one tile either laid straight or on the diagonal and cap it off with a bullnose piece or decorative listello
- Often, the tub front is made from wood, it is acceptable to have a wood front with a tile top and splash.