Photos of AO Catarina Coliseum White tile

modern life interiorsJuly 29, 2008

Does anyone have this tile in their bathroom? Did you use it for the floor or (and) wall. I need to visualize.

If you used it for the floor, what color and size tile for the wall.

How about paint color.

Is it easy to clean the Catarina white coliseum tile.

Matching colors and different sizes of tiles is my worst subject.

I appreciate the help.

Thanks

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junco East Georgia zone 8a

The catarina coliseum was just installed on my bathroom floor. I will post a photo as soon as I find the directions for doing so. The Catarina Coliseum in 1 inch will be on the shower floor. This is a porcelain tile so it should be easy to clean. We are using epoxy grout in light gray for the floor and in white for the walls.

My walls will be AO white # 25 6x8 set vertically. The shower walls will be the same with two horizontal bands of AO Spring Rain blend. The lower band will be 2 rows and the upper band 4 rows.
Will post pictures when finished.

    Bookmark   July 31, 2008 at 11:50AM
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Junco

i am looking forward to the visuals.

it would give me a better idea what to do in the bathroom since I like the tile.
Thanks

    Bookmark   July 31, 2008 at 8:06PM
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junco East Georgia zone 8a

Here are some pictures of the floor tiled without the grout.

    Bookmark   August 3, 2008 at 9:33PM
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Thanks for sharing the bathroom tile photos.

It looks good.
I can't wait to see the rest when it is done.

    Bookmark   August 4, 2008 at 11:55AM
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mizmom

OH! Oh! Oh!
I think this is the tile we just put in our master bath and I love it. I know it is AO but it has been so long since I saw the invoice that I forgot the name.
The above tile looks like 12". We installed the 18" on an angle like the above floor. I also had some random granite dots added. We are absolutely, positively very pleased with the look of the floor. It came out much better than we were expecting. We also had the 3"X12" trim pieces installed as baseboards. Grout used was a latacrete(sp?) light gray (sterling maybe?).
Since we are doing a gradual update to the bath, I would like to eventually replace the 4" white tiles in the shower and on the tub surround with the AO matching wall tile from this series and use the 1X1 mosaics in the shower floor. The wall tile is polished, unlike the matt finish on the floor tile. Since we have 2 in college and an upcoming wedding to pay for it will probably be a year or so before that happens.
So far the upkeep has been very easy...just a swifter for hair and dust and damp mop for spots. The matt finish does not show water spotting like a polished finish would.
I think this tile is very versitile and almost any paint color would look great. I used BM Ocean Air which is a little more greenish than the light blue I was looking for but it is very spa-like.
I am also looking forward to junco's finished bath pics. (If someone can point me to the directions to posting pics, I can try to share some also.)

    Bookmark   August 6, 2008 at 10:09PM
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writersblock

pictures, mizmon?

    Bookmark   August 6, 2008 at 10:58PM
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junco East Georgia zone 8a

The shower is tiled but the walls not grouted yet.The glass tile looks a little greener in the pictures than it does in person. The walls will be BM Quiet Moments.

    Bookmark   August 7, 2008 at 3:29PM
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duckee

Junco, that looks wonderful. Thank you for posting the pictures. Our Catarina will be going in today and I can't wait to see it.

Do you know the name and color of the grout that was used on your floor?

    Bookmark   August 8, 2008 at 10:25AM
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junco East Georgia zone 8a

The floor and shower floor are sterling silver, not sure of brand on floor. In the shower is Laticrete. The color on the walls of shower and room is white.

    Bookmark   August 9, 2008 at 12:01AM
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    Bookmark   August 10, 2008 at 11:04AM
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susanlynn2012

Your bathroom looks beautiful! Thanks for sharing the pictures and the name of the tile and grout.

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junco East Georgia zone 8a

Walls are painted and granite coutertop is to be installed tomorrow. Will post more pictures then.

    Bookmark   August 13, 2008 at 9:26PM
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Can't wait to see the complete results.
Thanks, again.

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junco East Georgia zone 8a

Gitananowel--
There's been a messup with my vanity top, but I promise I'll post a picture of the painted walls soon.
Sorry for the delay

    Bookmark   August 19, 2008 at 2:03PM
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junco East Georgia zone 8a

Here are some pictures with the grouting done, walls painted, fixtures in and a pile of towels I'm considering.

    Bookmark   August 19, 2008 at 3:24PM
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ging9

mind sharing your paint color? It is just what I am looking for. thanks

    Bookmark   August 19, 2008 at 7:46PM
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junco East Georgia zone 8a

The walls are Bm Quiet Moments.

    Bookmark   August 19, 2008 at 9:01PM
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monicakm_gw

Absolutely beautiful!!

    Bookmark   August 20, 2008 at 1:56PM
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keepitunder20

Junco, Your bath looks beautiful! How do you like your seat? It's the same one I'm considering. How large is it? Do you really use it as a seat?

Cathy

    Bookmark   August 20, 2008 at 3:10PM
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mizmom

Junco, your bath looks great. The shower design looks beautiful and is giving me more ideas.

We are doing a gradual update so only the floor is done so far along with a new toilet. Under tile heating has been added and we can't wait to use it this winter. The tiles are 18X18 with four 2X2 corner dots in granite(Ice blue or Blue Ice?)
Okay...here goes with some attempts to post pics of our floor:



    Bookmark   August 20, 2008 at 9:31PM
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writersblock

Thanks, mizmom. It looks great! I've been thinking about doing something similar, so it's really nice to see how it looks in real life.

    Bookmark   August 20, 2008 at 11:02PM
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Keepitunder20

The seat is 18" on the side edges. I haven't used it yet, still waiting for the shower doors.

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Junco,
Love your bath !
Will you please share all the particulars, including that beautiful glass tile ?
salbwil

    Bookmark   August 23, 2008 at 9:30AM
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salbwil

Sorry,
Just found the names......salbwil

    Bookmark   August 23, 2008 at 4:21PM
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susanlynn2012

Junco and Mizmom, I love both of your bathrooms and I love the design Mizmom did on the floor. Thanks Mizmom for sharing the pictures to give me ideas for my bathroom when I am ready to do it and thanks Junco for giving me ideas for my foyer that will not have a design due to the size but will have tiles on an angle. Also thanks Junco for sharing that beautiful paint color which I feel would look great in my bathroom. I also love the shower tiles so much with the design you did.

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susanlynn2012

I love the tile in the bathroom pics. I also love the wall colors and just the overall look of both bathrooms with this beautiful tile.

    Bookmark   December 19, 2008 at 9:35PM
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gary1227

Below are some photos of our new master bathroom under construction using the A/O Coliseum White tiles. The wall tiles are polished ceramic and the floor tiles are the matt finish porcelain. We used carrara marble chair rails for the accent pieces (the real thing) and Caeserstone "pebble" quartz for the vanity top and atop shower stall walls.
I'll post completed photos next month.

    Bookmark   December 20, 2008 at 7:15PM
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fatquarters

love, love , love this tile. Just what I have been looking for. Forgive me but I am not familiar with the name AO, is that a shortened version of a company name?

    Bookmark   December 21, 2008 at 11:55AM
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hi fatquarters
ao is the initials for the company american olean which makes the catarina tile

    Bookmark   December 21, 2008 at 2:02PM
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fatquarters

Thanks gitananoel, I will check, probably N/A is Canada.

    Bookmark   December 21, 2008 at 3:20PM
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mairin

We are doing a guest bath in that tile now...

shower

floor

really like the way it's turning out. Cabinets should be going in right now!

    Bookmark   December 23, 2008 at 1:27PM
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Looks like it's going to be great, mairin. Please post completed photos when you have them (and what a little cutie, too!)

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    Bookmark   December 24, 2008 at 2:25PM
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mizmom

Thank you for everyone continuing to post pictures of their bath with this tile. It may be awhile before we get to shower/countertop/bath surround and it is great to see what options might be available for use with Catarina.

Gary, I really like the way the Ceasarstone "pebble" looks with your AO tile. Our floor accents are darker than what I want for a countertop and that combo looks really nice. Is that honed or polished? If you could post a closeup with the AO tile, that would be great.

    Bookmark   December 28, 2008 at 1:59PM
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mairin
the little one looks happy prancing on the new floor tiles. she looks like she's havng fun.
what a charmer.

    Bookmark   December 28, 2008 at 3:20PM
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gary1227

Hi Mizmom. I will try to get a closeup of the Caeserstone "pebble" - std polished finish. The painters currently have everything wrapped but they should be done by the weekend and I will post some additional photos.

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mahalemama

Just wandering if anyone has tried using this same tile in a 18x18 on the wall. We just purchased this exact same tile for our bath floor, shower surround and half way up the walls in 18x18. We were recommended a specific adhhesive for the application on the walls but we are still worried about such a large tile staying put on the walls. Has anyone else tried it??

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Jenzia

I had the AO Coliseum tile installed this past week. I'm concerned because the tile guy said I had to use a 3/16th grout spacing because "anything smaller will crack". I told him I wanted smaller grout lines so it looks more like marble (1/8th inch spacing). The tile place where I got it also told me to use a smaller grout line. I feel like I let him decide for me. I'm upset about this and I hope the 3/16th grout lines will look okay. The smaller grout lines look very nice in the photos here. I'm upset that I allowed him to sort of 'bully' me and tell me what I had to do. I also later looked on the AO website and they said 1/8 spacing is recommended and the tile is 'rectified' - darn it, I saw that too late!

We're having the grout put in tomorrow (white)...hopefully the grout lines won't look too big. Just venting a little here. I do like the tile as a nice option to get the look of carrara marble.

One question, does anyone have any thoughts on using a real carrara marble vanity top, or possibly black matte granite?

    Bookmark   February 5, 2012 at 12:47PM
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