Should I tile entire bsthroom wigh white cultured marble or choose 2 marbles - one for shower & one for floors and walls
IMO floor and shwer walls are best in the same size and style of tile I like 12 x24 and then a smaller tile for the shower floor but the same color family. I think too many finishes in bathrooms makes for too busy of a space and so you will tire of it faster.
"tile entire bathroom" With Cultured marble??? you mean the stuff from the 80's?
or do you mean a porcealin tile that looks like marble?
it's fine to mix and match as long as your aren't trying to match real marble to porcelain marble.
real marble in a shower isn't recommended. it's very porous and difficult to keep clean/free from stains.
Real tile inside shower, porcelain tile on the outside
I'd do a porcelain in the shower just for easier upkeep.
porcelain marble look hex tile outside, plain subway tiles in the shower surround
you could also just do a regular white tile on the shower area, and go for marble on the floor outside.
but to answer your question correctly, we'd need to see a photo of the space and the style you're after. vanity, countertop and the tile you're considering.
Master Bedroom/Bathroom Dilemma
Thank you !
This is what I’m thinking of!
those are XL format tiles. could be a large porcelain or large porcelain slabs. (no grout lines in the shower)
that is an expensive bathroom to have done.
Tilebar.com has XL porcelain that are similar to that. you need a very skilled tile person that knows how to handle large format tiles.
I’m using MSI Ari Ice 12x24 polished - what do you think?
using it where?
I can't possibly have an opinion because I have no idea what your bathroom looks like, how big it is, what the shower is like, the vanity, etc.
If you will be copying that one picture you posted, I'm sure it will work. But, those aren't 12x24 tiles so it's not going to look like that picture.
if all youre asking is about the tile, it's probably fine. Personally I don't like 12x24 size. I prefer the 24x24 or larger.
IMO 12 x24 is perfect both for looks and install but not IMO with a lot of movement. I like a plain porcelain tile not marble look at all. I think 24 x24 is dated look and larger requires a much better tiler . I do agree it would be helpful to see your space or at least a drawing .I like fewer grout lines in both shower walls and bathroom floors but I really do not like fake marble .
Thank you for your comments .This is yhe only configuration of the bathroom that I have -im not sure if its helpful. and these are the tiles .I am confused abd not sure whether i should go with all white? or do verticals white and floors grey ? or paint 1/2 the wall - so confusing !?
It's a small bathroom. I'd do the floor of the room and the shower walls the same tile. You could do a white penny tile with grout that works with the tile for the shower floor to add some visual and physical texture to the mix. Get the tile in and then choose a paint. A half wall painted will chop of the room. Whatever color you choose, do the entire wall the same color.
Thank you ! i do like your suggestion ! did you see my tile choices? im now leaning towards grey sand polished marble shower and floors with white wall and same grey marble for vanity top with white vessels and faucets coming out if wall . Or the opposite? any thoughrs?
Patricia I think 24 x24 is dated look....
Sorry, but how exactly is this size dated? do you have any pictures of 24x24 tiles from the 1990's or earlier?
compared to a 12x24, how exactly is a 24x24 'dated' looking?
gpazdur, now that I actually see the proposed shower, it's rather narrow.
here are some 24x24 tiles in a stacked layout
and a 12x24 offset layout. (this is a horrible tile job, btw. the bench is horrendous. this is a very busy tile only made worse by this smaller tile size and all of the grout lines.
I do like that white tile you picked.
You could use it in your shower, and then go w/a solid color (like this one) on the outside floor. It looks less busy.
or, see this one w/the busy wall tiles, busy floor tile (and a niche that is way too small!) but outside they did a solid charcoal tile.
you could also get a box of those tiles and lay them out on the floor to see just how busy they look.
look at this rather busy wall tile and how they also did it on the floor. do you like this look?
here are some layouts that show the 12x24 in the shower. some are vertical, some are horizontal. Some are an off-set layout, some are a stacked layout. (I would also advise you to do a solid piece of stone on your bench so you won't have grout lines)
Let me show you a 24X48" tile first. since these tiles are so large, you can use them for the bench.
compare it to this 12x24 tile layout and where they cut the tiles for the bench. (horrible looking) this tile is in a vertical stack layout
I like this one. the tiles are prob an 6x12 or 8x16 or something. hard to tell. I like the size and the way they laid it. the bench has a solid piece of stone/quartz. I don't like the diff mosaics they used, but that's a personal choice.
12x24 in a vertical offset. (w/this size tile, it should be no more than 1/3 offset. they did 1/2 here)
as you can see, they carried the same tile on the floor
same tile. shower is horizontal stack.
12x24 porcelain marble tile. horizontal stack layout. I would NOT use this same tile for the outside floor. I'd prob do a solid tile in either a white or a darker gray color.
I prefer this stacked layout w/this size tile. I think the offset grout line in the other look 'dated'. with a busier tile, the offset just adds to the 'business'.
Another 1/2 offset layout (your tiles have to be perfectly flat and level if you do this)
they carried the same tile onto the floor (looks like a herringbone) and also used the tile for the curb. Again, curbs and benches should be solid piece w/no grout lines.
Wow I do so appreciate your input ! i have decided on 24x48 to minimize the movement as you cautioned and added the penny rounds to the shower floor . I am leaning toward just this tile fot the enter bath and hoping it will not be as busy with the 2’x4’ tiles? yes?
yes. I think that will be fine.