Matte hex on floor and shiny subway on shower walls?

threeapplesAugust 13, 2012

Is this a bad idea design-wise?

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We have this in a bathroom in our summer house. I love it! I wish I had a photo, but I am not there right now - I could take one and send it in a few days. The still of our bath there is sort of coastal vintage (if that makes any sense!)

    Bookmark   August 13, 2012 at 5:03PM
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Matte is less likely to show hard water spots

    Bookmark   August 13, 2012 at 5:14PM
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That is what we are currently having installed. I think it looks great!

    Bookmark   August 13, 2012 at 6:09PM
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We are doing the exact same thing in our bathroom right now. It will be an unglazed Daltile hex on the floor and glazed Daltile subway on the walls and tub surround. The tile company said this is standard procedure. I'll post pictures for you in a few weeks when it is done.

    Bookmark   August 17, 2012 at 8:09PM
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Threeapples--the crossville tile that I used has a coordinating hex for the floor that only came in matte. So I have the gloss beadboard and subway in my shower and baseboard and the matte on my floor. It looks really nice.

Here's a link to the brochure that shows you pictures of the matte floor with the gloss tiles. My bathroom is not this luxurious :-)

Here is a link that might be useful: Link

    Bookmark   August 19, 2012 at 11:49PM
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Redlover--could you post a picture showing your floor, tile and beadboard? This is exactly what I'm considering. Also, what is your countertop? Thanks!

    Bookmark   August 20, 2012 at 5:57PM
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I will do it tomorrow- promise.
All in tonight.

    Bookmark   August 20, 2012 at 11:43PM
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Nhbaskets-- let me know if you want close ups.

My house is 7 yrs old but I think my granite is new Venetian gold or Venetian gold. Also my shower is wet. Looks better when it is dry.

    Bookmark   August 21, 2012 at 2:28PM
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threeapples, we bought honed hex marble tile for our floors and polished marble subway tiles. Even though it was the same stone (Calacatta marble), the honed hex for the floor was a totally different color than the subway tiles. When we started laying the floor tiles, we thought it was a mistake in our order and that the hex tiles were a different kind of marble. They weren't. According to the person who sold us the tile, honing marble can take out some of the warm tones and change the color of the marble.

We ended up swapping out the honed hex floors for polished. I did not want polished floors in a bath because of the slippery issue, but we had no choice as we had already installed the polished subway tiles in the shower.

    Bookmark   August 21, 2012 at 2:57PM
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Nope. We have honed venetino tile on our guest bath floor and Daltile subway on the wall above the tub. Ditto for our youngest boy's bath - matte porcelain limestone look tile with white subway on walls. Looks great both places, I think.

    Bookmark   August 21, 2012 at 4:10PM
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Not a bad idea at all.

    Bookmark   August 21, 2012 at 5:34PM
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BV - love the floors! What color grout did you end up using?

    Bookmark   August 22, 2012 at 12:15AM
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Laticrete Silver Shadow.

    Bookmark   August 22, 2012 at 10:37AM
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