Return to the Bathrooms Forum | Post a Follow-Up

help with floor tile to match slate shower

Posted by ncangie (My Page) on
Sat, May 25, 13 at 17:19

We are set to close on a house in two weeks. The house has two matching master bathrooms. The bathrooms each have a no threshold slate shower. An elderly lady currently owns the house, and the bathroom floors are carpeted with the exception of the shower. I very much want to have tile flooring installed as soon as possible, the idea of carpet in the bathroom is kind of gross. Anyway, what do you think would complement the slate? I would prefer going with something lighter than the slate. Slate isn't my favorite, but that is what we have to work with. Ideally, I would prefer a lighter color floor.. Houzz has a photo of a slate shower with a travertine bathroom floor. I like that look. Your suggestions would be very helpful. Thanks very much

Below is the shower:

Follow-Up Postings:

RE: help with floor tile to match slate shower

Here is the part of the bathroom that has the bathtub. Sorry the photo is so blurry

RE: help with floor tile to match slate shower

Here is the Houzz photo with a slate wall and travertine floor

Here is a link that might be useful: Personal Spa Bath

This post was edited by ncangie on Sat, May 25, 13 at 17:28

RE: help with floor tile to match slate shower

I say go for it. I really like that Houzz photo, I've noticed it before and like the clean lines with the rustic warmth of the wood and the slate. I'd do porcelain though, as there are so many great porcelains. They are easier to work with than stone. Porcelain is more forgiving to slight movement of the joist. A stone floor has to be very ridged and may take some extra beefing up of the joist. I had to do that with my joist when I put in a slate floor. Regarding porcelain, I have selected a tile that I'm told has a repeat every 100 tiles. I like that detail. I don't like looking at a floor and seeing many tiles with the same repeat over and over.

 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!

Return to the Bathrooms Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.

Learn more about in-text links on this page here