With a little time and patience, you can create a 'rug' on your bathroom floor that creates a beautiful look that never bunches or shows signs of wear! It adds a nice touch, in what
could be a boring space.
I've used this approach in numerous baths the last couple of years and thought I'd share some ideas. If you'd like to see my latest project, please check out my blog at http://www.sopocottage.com:
There are lots of options for mixing and matching stone, tile and glass to get a distinctive look for your bathroom. The beach house bath is chiaro marble squares with sea glass insets. The large 6 x 6 tiles provide the outside border and the inside is diagonal 4x4's. And there are sporadic glass tiles sprinkled through the center. The sink (on the right side of the photo) also has a sea glass top - so it all ties together.
The black and white bath floor has a center of carerra marble basket weave tile with a thin border of absolute black granite. The outside border is a very light carrera marble. This old fashioned bath is a great compliment in a 1920's farmhouse.
The bath/laundry room has a center and outside border of a marble look ceramic tile. The border is made up of glass and marble bars and has an absolute black granite accent strip to set it all off and tie to the granite vanity top.
Of course there are lots of other patterns you could create. Just think about what you could create!
Commented on Sep 14, 2012
I live in Maine and have a 6X8 vent in a center hallway for a 2800sf house ;-( guess who is
This 1920s Craftsman bungalow was converted into a duplex at some point during the 1960s.
Over the years, the very cool architectural details of the house had fallen into disrepair. The pillars and columns were crooked, the concrete porch was cracked, and the wood was rotting from years of neglect.
Heirloom Design Build’s goal was to restore the home’s original charm. In addition, we wanted to add the comfort and convenience of the 21st century to the home’s interior, while retaining the historical character of the home’s exterior. We spent a good portion of this project deconstructing the changes to the home and recreating the original single-family layout.
To ensure the best outcome, we used top-quality building materials—the kind that are usually found in much larger and more expensive home renovations—while keeping the house’s footprint small and it’s design tasteful and in keeping with the look of the neighborhood. Modern improvements included the vaulting of the ceilings, the exposing of brick chimneys, and the installation of Carrera marble, recycled hardwood flooring, custom cabinetry, and beautiful light fixtures throughout the home.
We also added new landscaping and hardscaping to the home's front and back yard, including a new stone patio with a built-in barbeque pit--a perfect spot for entertaining!
Some of the high performance features include a high efficiency HVAC system, and all paints and sealants used were were non-VOC, ensuring better air quality for the home’s future residents.