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Decisions, Decisions: Shower Tile

February 4, 2013

The basement bathroom floor is tiled, and it was a bit of a hit, thanks to all the Pinterest traffic and repins. Keep it coming!

If you missed it check it out here.

It’s time for the final push – tiling the shower. This is really an exciting step because it will add a full bath to our house. Doubling the number of bathrooms will be more convenient and hopefully a great selling point when we are ready to move on.

Remember, we started out with an unfinished basement, and we are so close to actually finishing a project! Most of the projects we start get to 80% finished before I get bored and more on to the next new exciting task. So it’s taking all my self-control to work on the basement before tearing into kitchen.

Let the planning begin.

I popped into the Tile Shop a while ago and was mostly distracted by gorgeous tile for other projects. Go figure. I did find some inspiration for the bathroom though.

I am loving this for the laundry room floor. The floor slopes to the drain, so we need to use a small tile that will work with the slope:




Then I saw some tile that would be perfect for the main bath remodel. Although, this project isn’t in the works at all…..yet.





Marble hex or basket weave is perfect for the main upstairs bath. The basement bath needs something a little more contemporary and mainstream, while staying traditional. I like white subway tile quite a bit. These displays are getting pretty close to what I have in mind:


I would like to bring in the Tiffany blue wall color and the wood floor though. Maybe white subway with blue glass accents? I like the use of color in the display below. Maybe something similar.


What do you think? Thoughts?


6 Comments leave one →
  1. April 3, 2013 12:22 PM

    Love hexagonal tile on the floor, but love the shower subway too!

  2. February 18, 2013 10:17 AM

    I love white subway tile, too. I think it’s timeless. I like the look of a darker grout with the white tiles vs white grout and I think it would be nice with your dark floor.
    I previously had a white and cobalt blue tiled bathroom. It was lovely, but you’re so committed to that blue forever. Changing a wall color is so much easier than changing out tile. I’m voting for white subway tile with dark grout!
    Keep us posted!

  3. Karen permalink
    February 10, 2013 4:11 PM

    Love that Bathroom with white and – is it green or blue? Either way – a word about white. I had all white put into a bathroom. Shower stall, and bathroom walls all around, with cobalt blue accents. Bathroom walls were great… but, if you do white tiles and white grout… well, the shower, no matter how hard you try, especially in an old house, will show mildew. So my suggestion is grey or other camouflaging color for your grout.

  4. February 6, 2013 10:45 AM

    I love the tub surround in the first display and the flooring in the second. I want hex tiles in our bathroom too.

    I used to love lots of color, but now have a hard time committing because I may want to change it up in a year or so. The colored tiles are very pretty though.

  5. February 4, 2013 3:33 PM

    Those hex tiles have me drooling!

    I love the classic all white subway tile look- I think it’s easy to work with and easy to change up your style later on (or for resale). I also really like the shot of colour in that last photo too though- if you pick the right colour, that could be fabulous!

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