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contrasting tile niches and a touch of color modern-bathroom
 

contrasting tile niches and a touch of color

The red on the right is a bench in the shower . The red offsets the otherwise serene grey tiles and grey pebbles in the recess of the niches.

Photo: Bay Area VR - Eli Poblitz
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tramosh wrote:
Niche question - How was the Niche finished on the edges? What type of strip? I am trying to achieve the same look with porcelain tiles that look like wood. Do you have a different material on the bottom of the niche?
   Comment   January 30, 2013
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tramosh,
No same material - funny distortion on picture. Face tiles ran to edge. Niche tiles butt into them. Important that your tiles are finished on edges. If not, a miter might work if the tiles are thick enough.
Thank you for the question,
Michael
January 30, 2013 at 11:17am     
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Tap N Tile
this is beautiful!
June 6, 2014 at 11:27am   
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Peggy Meier wrote:
Are the river stones enhanced and/or sealed? - If yes, what enhancer/sealer did you apply?
   Comment   December 4, 2012
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No sealer or enhancer
July 12, 2013 at 10:36am   
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ggmoorman wrote:
Are the river stones also from Ann Sacks? Can you direct to company you used if not? Love them!!
     Comment   November 24, 2012
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lauraanneronin
Can you tell me what colour grout you used?
April 20, 2014 at 4:46am   
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lauraanneronin.
Regardless of the grout we selected this is the process you should do:
Have the contractor provide you a full range of the grout colors available by the appropriate grout manufacturer (e.g. mapei). It is then always important to have the contractor mock up on a board that is 2' x 2' minimum, a few color grout options ( you have selected) with the stone/tile you are using , look at it in the room with the lighting that will be used- select the one you think works best based on the mock up. There is debate about using custom grout colors, I think there is a great enough range that you should be able to use standard colors from the grout manufacturers. Good luck,
Michael
April 20, 2014 at 8:13pm     
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stogniew wrote:
how are the edges of the niche finished/? withe a strip? if yes on which side- wall side or niche side?
   Comment   November 9, 2012
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Jfrischmann -
Schluter is a great option - make sure you get a sample for a match to the tile or in contrast to the tile before committing. Alternatively if the tile is think enough, you could request that the tile setter miter the tile.
Thanks for your compliment,
Michael
August 13, 2013 at 11:10am   
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jfrischmann
Thanks Michael!
August 13, 2013 at 6:51pm   
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Liliana Rodriguez wrote:
What is the name of the grey wall tile and what are the measures of each tile?
   Comment   March 18, 2012
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Irvinesundevil,
Two issues to consider the tile and the installation. It supposedly is factory sealed and I would follow the recommendations of the manufacturer. Stone is used all the time in wet areas. Keep in mind that grout is porous as well. You should use proper installation techniques as defined by the tile council of America (TCA). They have many assemblies for different structural and backing conditions.
Michael
December 30, 2012 at 4:17pm   
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irvinesundevil
Thank you, Michael. Perhaps I am over-thinking this a bit, based on a couple of comments I have read about limestone tile. Happy New Year!
December 31, 2012 at 9:25am   
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Nicole Marble wrote:
What is this tile???? My closest guess is nova blue limestone.
     Comment   July 17, 2011
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This is Ann Sacks Luxor Gray tiles that come in 1.7 x 17" lengths as shown, as well as mosaics and 8.5 x 17 sizes. This bathroom actually has all three. The floor tile outside of the shower is the 8.5 x 17, the shower floor is the mosaic and the wall tile the thin strips. it is stone.
If you would like more information feel free to call or email me.
michael@michaeltauberarchitecture.com
July 18, 2011 at 10:04am     
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Lily Gahagan added this to Design Details: Neat Little Niches
Remembering to include a shower niche in your bathroom's design means never having to use one of those rusty old caddies again. The contrasting river stone tile in the back is another thoughtful touch.
Beth Woodson and Kristy Harvey added this to River Rock Rounds Out Rooms
One of the best things about river rock is the availability of so many different colors. Mixing and matching can be great, but if you're going for a more powerful statement, using all black is fantastic. These shelves add dimension and contrast to the lighter shower walls, proving that even in the shower, the "touch of black" rule holds true.

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Niche - Run face tiles to edge, Niche tiles butt into them. Otherwise you have to miter.
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wall tile Ann Sacks, Luxor Grey, AS7835-1 1-3/4" x 17" field in honed finish.
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