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Desperately need tile suggestions

Posted by snarkyinla (My Page) on
Thu, Jun 14, 12 at 22:27

I am getting ready to retile my tiny 1985 bathrooms, they are each 60" x 88". The master has a shower and window, the second has a tub, that's the only difference. The saltillo tile floor was added some years ago, and I want to keep them. However, I cannot think of a tile scheme that works well with them. I don't think natural stone (travertine-look, or marble-like) will look right with the floors. I love the look of glass times, but not sure how that would work. I know I can always do a white porcelin subway tile with an accent stripe, but I would love suggestions from everyone here. The more the merrier!

The vanities will be the same size as they are here, refaced in espresso color with white casearstone countertop (blizzard). The tub is staying as is.

I was originally going to stay with a mexican tile theme (mostly white with some accent tiles for color) but after seeing the mexican tiles in person, I wasn't crazy about them and think it will be hard to keep it from being too busy in such a tiny space.

Please please please give me your suggestions!

Here is a link that might be useful: Current Pictures


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RE: Desperately need tile suggestions

I agree that a crisp white tile would look great. I don't think I'd mix a glass tile with those floors.. they are beautiful and classic and glass just screams 'trendy'.

If you want to go rustic as opposed to crisp and clean, I think a light travertine, tumbled, or possibly honed would work also.


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RE: Desperately need tile suggestions

Saltillo tile can also read country French or Italian. If Mexican tiles aren't floating your boat, I'd check into some of the French or Italian country tiles. (Is there a La Madelaine near you?)

Instead of white, I'd go for a warm cream or other warm tone.


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RE: Desperately need tile suggestions

I agree with Sweeby about a warm cream or other warm tone to go with those beautiful floor tiles.


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RE: Desperately need tile suggestions

You could use a mosaic that includes the color in the tile floor as an accent and then pick a background color from the mosaic for the rest of the tile.


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RE: Desperately need tile suggestions

I did just that for my guest bath, I used multi colored penny rounds (not glass tho) that match the floor perfectly. For the master I did honey onyx which also go with the brown tones...

Here is a link that might be useful: Before/after pics


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