Help with Craftsman floor tile

lizbeth-gardenerJune 14, 2009

Wish I would have found this board sooner. We are adding a bath to a 1919 built craftsman and have had a time with choosing floor tile. We purchased 1"hex tumbled white carrera marble. It has 1/16" between tiles. I am having nightmares about upkeep. Was told by a kitchen designer (no vested interest) that I could seal with a product called Porous 511 and it would last a long, long time. We have to return this Monday, June 15 if we are going to return. Is there a better choice? We want to keep with the white look and are thinking subway tiles for the shower and white carrera or a quartz with that look for the old style vanity.

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What color grout are you planning for the floor? I hope not white if you are worried about it getting dirty. I'd go with the white tiles and a pale grey grout, then use a grout sealer. That should be good for the future.

    Bookmark   June 15, 2009 at 11:41AM
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There are sources like that sell the flat historic hex tiles in white and black, and also American Restoration tile.

FWIW I installed 3 inch cararra hex tiles in my bathroom about 8 months ago with pale grey (Silverado) grout. They were sealed, of course. So far no problems, and I really like them.

    Bookmark   June 16, 2009 at 5:09PM
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Try checking over on the bathroom forum. Use the search tool. There have been a number of discussions along the lines of your concerns.

    Bookmark   June 17, 2009 at 10:46PM
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