Obviously, what kind of material the tile is made of, how big it is, and what color it is will all play a major role in what particular tile you end up selecting. But there are also a number of other factors, that you may not have thought of, that you ought to consider as well:
When deciding which tile will work best for you, one of the most important considerations of all is how much traffic the area will receive. Fortunately, finding a tile that will match your needs perfectly is as easy as 1-2-3. That's because every manufacturer has to furnish a numerical "wear-rating" that indicates how resistant each of its tiles is to wear. At Colorado Carpet & Rug, our experienced sales staff will help you determine what level of traffic you can expect in any given room and the corresponding "wear-rating" of tile that will best fit your needs.
Without a doubt, we'd be falling down on the job if we didn't remind you that slip resistance is another critical factor you need to consider when selecting tile. In a bathroom in particular, you'll want high slip resistance, of course, for safety reasons. Again, manufacturers have a rating system that will help you make just the right choice. The rating is based on a coefficient of friction; the higher the number, the greater the resistance to slipping.
Tile size, grout joint spacing, and how the tile is arranged can also affect the relative slip resistance achieved. Tile used in a shower should be small enough to allow your foot to get a "toe-hold" on the grout joint for better traction. Which means you could very well end up using a smaller size tile in the shower than you do in the rest of the room.