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Posted by graceshan
Fri, Mar 9, 12 at 2:10
|I'm a sleep deprived first time mother of a newborn and I really need some help! I really want to use different carrara marble tiles in my master bath. I've attached pics of the layout and actual room. We are putting a cast iron pedestal tub in front of the window. The shower has glass doors. Here's what I'm thinking. Small hexagon carrara tiles for the shower floor. 6x3 subway carrara tiles for 1/2 the shower wall, a transition piece, and then smaller 2x4 subway carrara tiles for the upper portion. For the floor, I was thinking about doing square carrara in a diamond pattern. But would love to do some accents with the hexagon tiles because I really like them. Perhaps in the shower cubby cutout area and somewhere on the floor. I thought about under the tub area but then you won't see them that much. Perhaps some kind of design in the middle of the floor? I need help figuring it all out! The vanity counters will be carrara too. This sounds like carrara overkill but I'm hoping it will all come together. Oh and I'm thinking all honed marble rather than polished. Input or ideas???
|Sounds pretty. I think I would put the hexagon tiles around the tub.|
|I have honed Carrara vanity tops and floors. Love them! My floors are square tiles in a diamond pattern. My shower floors are basket weave. I have solid pieces as the "shelf" in each cubby. My shower walls and the backs of the cubbies are plain white subway tiles, but the backs of the cubbies would be a nice place for you to repeat the hex. |
What if you made an "area rug" out of tile in front of the bath tub?
|Hi Graceshan, |
I too, love mixing up my marble tiles. I did opt to do porcelain for walls, because it seems like there are so many cleaners you're not supposed to use on the marble. I just want to be able to scrub the heck out of the shower walls and not worry.
Hex in the niche, basketweave on the floor and Calcatta for the vanity top:
|Sounds very pretty. You could do a border on the floor around the room in the hex. I like honed better than polished, both for looks and hiding etches.|
|Oh I didn't think about cleaning the carrara... is it really that difficult? Ugh... |
I love the hex border idea. I thought about an area rug, but I'm nervous about getting the spacing wrong without the tub in place. Or having real rugs overlap with the tile one. I'm also nervous about putting them around the tub in case the tub goes in place and they are off centered or something. I have OCD fears ;)
Thank you for showing me photos of your lovely bathroom shanghaimom!
Any suggestions for a backspash?
I'm thinking about a blue-ish wall color too. This bathroom is so pretty:
|Here are some pictures of my master bath: |
|Oh my! Simply beautiful... did you opt for regular tile in the shower for maintenance reasons too? Do you mind if I ask about your color and vanities? I love them both!|
|Thank you! I would say that maintenance and finances both played into the decision to go with regular porcelain tile. The vanities and the little cabinet that you can barely see to the right of the shower were made by a local cabinet maker. The sinks are Kohler, the faucets are Delta, and the hardware came from Restoration Hardware. The wall color is BM Wedgewood Gray.|
|Just thought I'd chime in. First, I don't think it's ever carrara overkill, especially since you're thinking honed. Secondly, what about mixing the 3x6 and 2x4 in alternating rows? As for the hexagons, you could do a center rug type area either following the shape of the room or just in the tub/ vanity area. I don't think you could go wrong either way. You're heading in the right direction and with a calming classic look like carrara you can use lots of other details to play up the bathroom.. paint, lighting, faucets, etc|
Where did everyone purchase their carrara tiles? Thanks!
|I've found carrara all over the place including Home Depot and Lowes. |
Question: Do all carrara tiles need to be sealed before grouting?!
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