Monday, May 19, 2014

My New Bathroom Obsession: The Floor Tile

The final task Nathan's dad helped with (before he was released from our 2 week hold) was the tiled floor. You can check out the tub tile here if you're interested!

You can see the old floor tile in the picture below. It was probably the least awful thing about the old bathroom- but it still had to go in order for us to renovate the room.


The floor tile came from Lowes (although Home Depot has pretty much the same thing at the same price). The octagon tile came in 12 x 12 sheets, so it went pretty quickly once they got started.


I LOVE this tile and it is one of Lowes' most inexpensive options. It's a classic and definitely is a throwback to the 1920s when this house was built- which was my goal when starting the bathroom redo- I didn't want anything too modern.

Another token shot of Nathan on the blog. 


The sheets of tile were priceless. Can't imagine doing any of this one-by-one!

All the tile is down and ready.

And then Nathan grouted.... but I have no pictures to prove it because I think I went to bed. God bless him.
Here is my new obsession- our beautiful floor!

We ended up going with the "Warm Gray" grout and I think it's perfect. The gray contrasting with the white tile really shows off and compliments the design AND I don't have to worry about dirt getting in the grout lines. Win/Win!


We also used a mixed in sealer for this and it seems to be holding up to dust and dirt pretty well. We've had a lot of dirt with housework lately so it's already had a lot of practice.

Both tile jobs were probably the more tedious tasks for the bathroom… but well worth it. Sometimes I just want to lay on the floor and take a nap because it's so glorious… or maybe I'm just that tired. Who knows.
Will be back soon with the next update!



  1. I'm loving all these bathroom reno posts! I get so excited when they pop up in my blog reader! The room is looking so great!

  2. It really feels amazing when we can try out something new from what we are used to. Just look at those tiles -- simply adding them gave your bathroom floor more texture! You certainly made the right choice to have them installed to your bathroom. Cheers!

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  8. I like that type of floor tile- the pattern and shape, that is. I have seen it used elsewhere with a matching pattern on the wall. The people who used it in their bathroom only used it on one wall to good effect. I am glad that you were able to get it from that supplier for a relatively low cost.

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