Among other things, the search for floor tile has now started to impact whether or not I can sleep for four hours without waking up in a cold sweat over the color of the bathroom floor. Currently, the answer to that question is not.
So instead of sleeping I started a little project late last night. As you can see I’m making some progress on the tub/fireplace tile. It’s taking longer than you would think because I realized that if I installed it with the manufacturer joints, I would be able to tell where the individual sheets of tile end due to the uniform pattern of breaks that isn’t repeated within the sheet itself. Seeing the seams of individual sheets of mosaic tile is one of those things that drives me batty. Battier. So for each sheet I’m pulling a good portion of the end tiles off and re-arranging them for a more random assortment of breaks where two pieces meet.
And no, I haven’t grouted the tile in the other bathroom, or finished the other stone column, or built the doors for my vanity yet. So technically I shouldn’t be starting another project… but sometimes I need that little rush of adrenaline that comes with starting something new just to get me through the day. Or to exhaust me enough to get some sleep.
The other thing that’s going to help is ordering the floor tile, and I’ve narrowed it down to two options.
With other bathroom materials:
Up close and personal:
Neither of these come in rectangular sizes, but I’ve nixed that idea in favor of using the rectangular slate in the mudroom and large square tiles on the diagonal in the bathroom.
I like them both better than the previous option, which was more blue and had a lot of lighter shades in the multi assortment. I found the darker tile first and thought I had “the one” but the pattern of the lighter tile appeals to me and I like the way it makes the tumbled marble “pop”. I’m not sure if the lighter tile really goes with the wall tile though…
MysteryMan was very clear on the point that I am not allowed to repaint the walls in the master bath unless he’s sleeping and doesn’t know until all of the other walls in the house are done. Plus I really do love the wall color.
Which way would you go? Darker or lighter?