Floor for faux-marble bathroom?

lauralenaNovember 3, 2013
Hi! I'm renovating a bathroom with floor to ceiling faux Calacatta Gold marble (porcelain tile). Non-glossy finish. Anyone have a suggestion as what floor to use? I have a tub (not a separate shower), so it won't need to go inside a shower stall. BUT I need it to be non-slip (which is why I'm not going to put the same wall tile—but in big squares—on the floor—much as I love the look of marble on the floor and walls).

Was thinking of Nu Travertine (natural/matte finish):
http://www.surfacetiles.com/classic-2/nu-travertine

Or maybe a ceramic/porcelain mosaic?

Anyway, anyone have any opinions? Thank you!
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Charette Design
Check out www.porcelanosa-usa.com You may find something in their FLOOR tiles or their STONKER porcelain. Good Luck!
    Bookmark   November 3, 2013 at 5:10PM
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0825sam
I like the mix of vein cut travertine with marble ( I have that in my bath) so if you so the travertine look I would do one of the "infalda" options in your link.
Otherwise does the marble porcelain you're using have mosaic options? Maybe hexagon or basketweave.
    Bookmark   November 3, 2013 at 5:15PM
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lauralena
Charette: Thank you, I'll check it out.

Sam0705: No, the porcelain I'm doing doesn't have a mosaic option. Am considering a travertine mosaic (below), but I think with the "marble" it'll be too busy.
    Bookmark   November 3, 2013 at 5:33PM
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0825sam
I think that particular travertine has a marbling effect that I wouldn't want to put adjacent to calacatta marble - that was why i suggested the vein cut (looking) since it has more of a contrast.
    Bookmark   November 4, 2013 at 5:15AM
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0825sam
What about a wood look tile? You can get them with some texture
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    Bookmark   November 4, 2013 at 5:16AM
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0825sam
You could also consider a white hexagon floor with a slightly contrasting grout picking up a grey from the marble
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lauralena
Yes, thank you. That's another option.
    Bookmark   November 4, 2013 at 7:00AM
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lauralena
Question: If I were to get a real marble hexagon floor, would it be slippery when wet? Would getting honed or tumbled marble help that situation?
    Bookmark   November 4, 2013 at 7:05AM
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Charette Design
Honed and/or tumbled definitely has more traction. I worked with another designer on a project where he used polished Carrara on the floors and walls...........would be afraid of stepping out of shower onto polished stone. If going more contemporary an interesting look could be a porcelain concrete look (Porcelanosa show).
    Bookmark   November 4, 2013 at 7:26AM
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lauralena
Very nice! Thanks so much for your help!
    Bookmark   November 4, 2013 at 9:43AM
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Cathy DiVello
I used LVT (Luxury Vinyl Tile) in remodeling our 2 upstairs bathrooms. One was Duraceramic and the other was an Armstrong product. These are not inexpensive, peel-and-stick tiles. They have a limestone base, do not feel cold and have a texture. I would use them again.
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