Help: Need to make decision on this tile quickly
A showroom near us has some leftover marble tile on discount in very limited quantities. I would like to see if we can incorporate it into our small bathroom remodel, but in the words of Tim Gunn....I am not sure how to "make it work". I would appreciate any suggestions.
This is our planned bathroom layout (bathroom is 83" deep by 91" wide or approx 7' x 7.5'). FYI: Window is on right wall and door is on bottom wall.
The showroom has two marble basketweave tiles available at a discount. The two sets of tiles are exactly the same, except the size of the basketweave is different.
Tile 1: Basketweave 1 1/8" x 2" (22 sq ft available)
Tile 2: Basketweave 3/4" x 1 5/8" (21 sq ft available)
I would like to incorporate the basketweave tile as a "rug" in the center of our room, shower floor, and shower niche. The rest of the floor will have marble 12x12 or 6x12 around it. I am just not quite sure we would have enough of of one set of basketweave tile to work with.
Option 1: 24"x71" (12 sq ft) rug centered on floor (6" from back wall and 6" from front entry wall). Shower floor could be anywhere from 9 - 10 sq ft (we are moving the toilet in order to make some extra shower room and we are not sure how much they will be able to move the toilet until work starts). This puts us at 21 - 22 sq feet without any extra tile to spare or tile for shower niche. Way to scary for me...what if we break a tile?
Option 2: Make a smaller rug 24"x59" (10 sq ft) that is 12' off front and back walls. Shower floor would still be 9 - 10 sq ft. That puts us at 19 - 20 sq ft. Do you think we would still have tile left for a shower niche? I am not sure how big a niche typically is.
Option 3: Just use the basketweave for the "rug" and in the shower niche and use something different for the shower floor.
Option 4: Mix the two tiles. So use the larger basketweave for the floor rug and then use the smaller basketweave for the shower floor and shower niches. Then we would have enough with tile to spare. Do you think that would look odd in such a small bathroom. The shower will be all open (glass walls), but there will be a shower curb separating
the two floors.
Thoughts. Does this sound like it will look like a hodge podge? Can we make this work or am I just dreaming? I want honest opinions here. No matter how much of a deal it is, it's not worth it if it won't look right.