Half Bath Project :: The Floor

Once we—and by “we” I specifically mean my dad, under my awesome leadership (read, picture taking)—got the old tiles up and moved on out, it was time to move on to more exciting thing, specifically, laying the new Carrara marble pinwheel tiles.

Spacers

I have had my eye on several different types of mosaic patterned tiles (links to my pinterest board) for a while, but it wasn’t until I saw these was taking my daughter back to the bathroom in Lowes—just a chance encounter—until I knew the pinwheel pattern would be perfect. And I knew this is what we needed on our half bath floor. I originally wanted to do white hex tile; it’s classic, timeless, easy to assimilate to most color palettes. But this? This made those hex tile look like Mom jeans, comfortable but lacking in sass and style.

The Whole Floor

No Grout Floor

No mom jeans here on this floor!

The next part was a little scary… the grey grout. Doesn’t look grey so much as black, does it? I wanted grey grout because white grout is too finicky for me and requires too many layers of sealant reapplied too often and way too much scrubbing in order to stay white.

Grout Grout Baby

And if you thought mixing it was scary, putting it on the floor was even more so.

Scary

Eek! I had to walk away at this point!

Absolutely Terrifying

But in the end, of course, it all worked out.

Finished Floor

Tomorrow, we can discuss paint and trim, well, if I get the trim up. It was supposed to be done last week, but we’ve fought a few rounds of the latest stomach bug with the kids for the past five days, so things got a bit derailed.

I promise you though… it’s nothing like mom jeans.

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16 thoughts on “Half Bath Project :: The Floor

    • Me either! Trying to get the trim up today… not having much luck. Sigh. It’s always the things that you think will take no time that take the most!

    • Thanks so much Leena! I our last home before we left the Pittsburgh are we had Carrara marble throughout, old and stained, as old as the house was, and I totally fell in love with it. I’m so glad to get some back in this house.

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