Asked on Mar 15, 2020

How can I place matching tiles under a new vanity with legs?

Cynthia HJohnavallance82Dee
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I’m doing a bathroom remodel and bought a new vanity thats 60x21 to put in the place of my old vanity. The problem I have is my old vanity had a base at the bottom that I put tile up to the base, but not under the base of the old vanity. The new vanity has legs and so you can see under it. I really like my floor tiles and would hope to not have to remove them to finish my remodel. The problem is I only have 2-13x13 inch tiles remaining that I never installed and apparently they have been discontinued. They have a wavy edge and are textured on top. On the back they have stamped rusticos by diablo and made in EU. I can’t find any more to buy anywhere. Does anyone have a suggestion on what I could do to make this look right besides just taking up my old floor tiles and buying new tiles to re-floor my bathroom? Thanks


10 answers
  • Steve Burns
    on Mar 15, 2020

    Tile is a very versatile thing, go to a supplier and pick out a tile that will accent your existing flooring and go from there 🤗 good luck with your project 🙃

  • Redcatcec
    on Mar 15, 2020

    Maybe a skirt around the bottom of the new vanity, This can be attached with Velcro.

    Since we can't see your vanity, is there a possibility of tension rods to hold the skirt?

  • Flipturn
    on Mar 15, 2020

    I feel your frustration, having encountered the same dilemma myself.


    My suggestion is to purchase narrow pencil titles and make a border with them, to correspond with the vanity bottom dimensions. If your vanity goes up against the wall on one side, you could probably get by with a 2 sided border (one length, and one width) .

    You don't want the thick protruding marble styles, but the narrow, flat, more rectangular pencil liner style tiles. These come in 12 inch lengths.

    (example in the link below)


    Purchase simple white (I am assuming that the vanity is white?) tiles to fill in the space inside the border. This will be directly underneath the vanity.


    The spaces in between the wavy edge of the existing tiles and the straight edges of the pencil border tiles can be filled in with grouting.



    https://www.lowes.com/pd/Elida-Ceramica-Spotlight-Glass-Pencil-Liner-Tile-Common-1-in-x-12-in-Actual-0-75-in-x-11-75-in/1000238373

    • Jennifer Jolly
      on Mar 16, 2020

      Thats true. I just need to get to a flooring store and see what would accent my current floor the best and trust that it will look really good together when it is done. Thanks for the advice.

  • K. Rupp
    on Mar 15, 2020

    Tile gets discontinued so quickly and it creates such a problem. We have had similar things happen. So what we did was go to every tile store and see if there is something very similar. It doesn't have to be the same exact size because that can be cut into the correct size. The problem that I foresee is the wavy edge that you describe can't be recreated after a similar tile has been cut. Also some tile stores will help customers find something that is so similar....Older style tiles might not be on the showroom floor. You might want to check that out first. We have had this experience as well. good luck!

  • Rymea
    on Mar 15, 2020

    Maybe you could find a mosaic to install next to the wavy edge. You might have to do it piece by piece. Use that to transition to full size tile under the vanity

  • FrugalFamilyTimes.com
    on Mar 15, 2020

    If you’re really stuck you could build a base around your new vanity that comes right to the floor.

  • Em
    on Mar 15, 2020

    Add a piece of trim between the legs of the vanity the same color as the vanity. You won't see the underneath tile. I have attached a picture . I hope it opens

  • Dee
    on Mar 15, 2020

    I agree with Em, add a wooden border around the vanity. If you do not care for that look, go to a store like Floor and Decor and look for a trim tile that would accent your floor.

    If you have a Habitat for Humanity in your area, go see if they have matching tiles as they store old discontinued lots. I had that wavy tile in my bathroom many years ago and loved it. We had to replace it when the bathroom flooded and ruined the tile.

    • Jennifer Jolly
      on Mar 16, 2020

      I may have to give that a try. Worse case scenario, some flooring store will likely have something that would go well with it. Thanks

  • Johnavallance82
    on Mar 15, 2020

    Hello Jennifer,

    You can either add a trim to the floor and continue under using either a paint and colour the floor or Use contrast or a ix of tiles to highlight it rather than try to hide it! Make it a feature, maybe even hidden lighting under pelmet - Maybe place a waste bin under it too..............Best way to hide an eyesore is in full sight!!

  • Cynthia H
    on Mar 16, 2020

    I would try to match the color as closely as possible. I don't think it will be noticed under the vanity.

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