Renee Garrett
April 6, 2011 in Design Dilemma
Should I use floor tiles or wall tiles for a tile tub surround?
I am tiling the bathroom. One shower wall in the stained glass mosaic tile, flanked by 3 x 9 white subway. The floors are 12 x 24 silver gray quartzite. Should I bring the floor tile or the glass tile up the tub surround?
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Renee Garrett
Also, should I continue with tile wainscoting around the vanity and toilet wall ? Or is that too much tile?
April 6, 2011 at 5:00AM   
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Renee Garrett
The subway tile is also glass.
April 6, 2011 at 5:01AM   
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Robert Angel
I would leave the floor tile on the floor and use your shower tiles to make a tub surround... The subway tiles sound like the place to begin with the tub surround..
April 6, 2011 at 5:58PM   
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I'd keep it simple:

Dark grey tiles on the floor in a staggered-bond, then up the walls throughout the bathroom to just above the tub - 3 rows at most. Then your line of glass mosaic tiles, then your subway in a vertical staggered bond all the way up to the ceiling.

The lowered line that you create with the mosaic and the vertical orientation of the glass tile will emphasize the height of your bathroom.
April 8, 2011 at 1:52PM   
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