I am on the fence about these bathroom floor tiles that we have in our new home. On the one hand, I do like that it is a custom bathroom tiles design and that they used travertine. It gives the space a very high end look; however, I wonder if the shade and style dates the room. Of course, I know that ripping out and replacing all of the tile would be a huge cost because it covers the floors, walls, shower, and tub surround. So I am wondering if replacing the travertine with more contemporary ceramic floor tile is worth the cost and headache. Somebody told us that we could just replace the vanities and/or countertops as an easier way to upgrade the space without touching the tile, and I am definitely considering it.
Our master suite is greatly in need of some new bathroom floor tiles to match the relatively modern style of the rest of the design. Although they are made of a nice high quality porcelain tile, I think that the pattern and coloring brings down the look of the space. I really like how sleek the teak wood floating vanities, white counter tops and white tub look in the very open layout room, but I think that the style could be elevated so much more by adding a nice marble-look floor tile. The bathroom wall tiles are a very light grey (nearly white), so it would coordinate very well with a marble tile. Plus marble is, of course, the latest trend right now so it would keep our space looking fresh and new for years to come.
When I saw these photos, I thought that the bathroom floor tiles they used was such a cool way to add a contemporary flare to the space. I would never have thought to carry the shower floor tile to the rest of the room. Usually in designs that I see, there is a separate smaller tile used on the shower than on the main floor. I must say that I love how open and spacious the room looks with the tile carried throughout and frameless glass shower doors used rather than frames. The grey bathroom tiles give it such a cool modern look, and makes it seem like a spa or high-end hotel. It is definitely a look that I want to recreate in my new home whether I end up with a large bathroom or a small one.
One thing that I requested when we built our new home was heated bathroom floor tiles. In our previous house, I always got so tired of stepping on freezing cold floors first thing when I woke up. As you can see we added some gorgeous ceramic tile on the floor and I got what I wished floor -- there is a switch that turns on the heating element installed underneath. It is glorious and I would recommend it to anybody on the fence about adding this feature. Of course I love how the entire master suite turned out, from the beautiful paneled his and hers vanities, to the cool stained trim on the ceiling and everything in between. But most of all I am thrilled that we installed the bathroom tile ideas that I had been dreaming about for years.
I am a sucker for an all white look, especially when it comes to bathroom floor tiles. What could be better than the sleek and clean look that white bathroom tiles bring to a space, especially when paired with a large soaking tub and modern style cabinets of the same shade like this room has. Some might say that this color palette lacks personality or style, but I have to disagree. The simplicity is a style in itself, and the cool contemporary light fixture and bright pop of green from the decorative palm leaves bring just enough color and decor to liven up the space. I definitely want to look into a similar bathroom flooring and vanity style for when we renovate our master bathroom because I think it would look fantastic in the size space we have.
When we decided to redo our master, I knew that we did not want to stop with replacing just the bathroom floor tiles, we wanted to extend it all the way up the walls and into our shower. Because we have an open design shower water tends to get everywhere in this space. For this reason adding just these grey floor tiles would never work because I was nervous that the rest of the surfaces would get mildewy. My concerns actually turned out to be a fantastic design asset because I think that it looks fantastic covered in this gorgeous faux-marble material. Of course, marble tiles would be far too slippery and dangerous for the floors so we opted for a very similar pattern but in a safer porcelain material.