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help with tile identity crisis!

Posted by quesera1970 (My Page) on
Sun, Feb 16, 14 at 23:49

Hello all,
I mostly am a lurker, but have loved all the advice and good information I've found here. I'm hoping you can help me visualize whether a design for our bathroom will work. We are definitely going with large "slate look" ceramic tile for the floors--a nice, even, charcoal/gray black called 'Burma negro". My husband desperately wants a pebble tile floor, so the shower will have a charcoal (?) pebble tile floor as well. I was going to to a very subtle carrara-look subway tile in porcelain (called carrara gris) but wondering if this is a bathroom with an identity crisis: slate-ish floors, pebble shower floor, marble-ish wall tile. The colors coordinate beautifully, but I'm just wondering if it actually works in terms of aesthetics (rustic vs polished, etc). My other thoughts are:

1) to keep the bathroom and shower floors as is and do plain white subway tile instead of the carrara-y tile
2) use a very plain, tumbled light marble that looks more rustic.
3) or???

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RE: help with tile identity crisis!

I LOVE your pebbles! I would do the pebble shower floor, the charcoal slate bathroom floor, and plain white tile for the shower walls. I would probably go with a larger format tile than a traditional subway though. Great choices!

RE: help with tile identity crisis!

I was going to say the same as lisadlu. The slate and pebble combo makes sense, it is the marble-like tile that doesn't fit in as well. I think a large format porcelain would be good, if you could find on in a color coordinating with one of the lighter colors in the pebbles. And I wouldn't go extremely glossy on the walls, either, but maybe that's just me!

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