what floor goes with beadboard?

tkenAugust 3, 2008

We love the look of beadboard for the bathroom walls, but aren't sure what tile to use on the floor. I'm not very fond of the traditional hex or pinwheel (or any other small black and white tile combo), but we want the floor to look right combined with the beadboard. We have a small floor area (about 25 square feet, including under the vanity). Any advice or links to photos would be much appreciated!

For background, it's a small guest/kids bath with a shower/tub combo. We're thinking (but not certain) about white glossy subway tiles on the shower walls and mahogany-colored vanity and cabinet. This is the bathroom that our kids and all our visitors use.

Thanks very much in advance for any help!

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we did the hex without any color tile accent. If its the black & white you don't like maybe that will work. I personally love the all white hex with beadboard. Here is our guest bathroom.

    Bookmark   August 5, 2008 at 3:14PM
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Thanks very much for the photo. I love your beadboard.

Actually, it's all that grout that bothers me. I look at our floors now (from the 30s) and they're so dirty! I wanted to use very large white matte tiles, but it's a really small room and my husband thinks that would clash with the beadboard, which we both want. So we're trying to find something else that might work.

    Bookmark   August 5, 2008 at 4:32PM
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Have you considered hardwood?

    Bookmark   August 5, 2008 at 4:51PM
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Here's one from Rate My Space.

Here is a link that might be useful: beadboard and wood floor

    Bookmark   August 5, 2008 at 11:21PM
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We did the Octagon and Dot tile...but instead of black which I didn't like, the dot is navy blue. I love the way it turned out.

    Bookmark   August 6, 2008 at 10:13AM
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PS: These are matte white porcelain tiles with glossy blue dots...from Lowe's.

    Bookmark   August 6, 2008 at 10:16AM
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I think a plank porcelain wood look would be stunning. A black slate look would also be pretty.

    Bookmark   August 6, 2008 at 8:44PM
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I was just thinking. How about a gingham pattern done with a few shades of vitreous glass tiles. Those types of tiles are inexpensive, and a place like susanjablonmosaics will make the pattern up for you. So fresh and pretty too. You do any type pattern you like. A small scale floral would look pretty too. Just work it out on graph paper, and enter it into her site.

    Bookmark   August 6, 2008 at 8:50PM
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Carrara marble or a porcelain lookalike?

    Bookmark   August 6, 2008 at 8:53PM
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I have Carrara-esque (actually Goia) 12 X 12 tiles with out beadboard, which we laid in a running bond pattern.


    Bookmark   August 9, 2008 at 1:18AM
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We are doing the Delray from Tile Shop- carrara basketweave- with our beadboard and white subway tiles! It is around $12 a square ft.

    Bookmark   August 9, 2008 at 7:52AM
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We're doing something similar to what na praha did, except ours are a white and gray faux marble-ish tile from Home Depot - 12 x 12 ceramic with light gray grout. The tile is in, and the beadboard will go in monday. The shower is glossy white subways with light gray grout. We're using an espresso-colored vanity and mirror, which will also be installed monday. I'll post a picture as soon as it's in! I think if you don't like all those grout lines, you might consider a larger marble or white tile.

    Bookmark   August 10, 2008 at 6:55AM
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How about a tumbed marble look. I also like the white tiles with blue dots. Classic look.

    Bookmark   August 10, 2008 at 1:53PM
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We're doing beadboard with a light beige marble floor (and inside the shower). I have no pictures because it's not up yet, but I hope it looks good. Will post some photos once it's done :-)

    Bookmark   August 11, 2008 at 2:48PM
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