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Swatching: Bathroom Floor Tiles

We’ve been enjoying the Florida condo immensely. Last weekend, the painter started, and I’ve signed the contract to have very cool (and inexpensive) cork floor tiles put in throughout. Except in the bathrooms. One bathroom is remaining in its pink tile and flamingo wallpaper glory. But the master bath is getting a simple upgrade. (There’s a before photo at the end of this post.)

I’ve already had the pink wall tile and pink tub re-glazed in white. The wallpaper was removed this week, and the walls painted white. The vanity cabinet will be painted white too, and be treated to new brushed chrome knobs from IKEA. The countertop is pink Formica, with an overmount pink sink and awful cheap faucets. I don’t have a plan for that yet. (I’m thinking of tiling the counter since stone is way too expensive.)

Meanwhile, the floor is an easy fix. The pink floor tiles must go! I think they’ll even be able to tile right over them, which will save money. I looked around for inspiration, including Waterworks, Urban Archaeology, ABL Tile & Bathroom Centre, Overstock.comHome Depot, and of course Pinterest.

I might just do a plain white penny tile on the floor. We have that in the boys bathroom and laundry room on the Cape, and I love it. Or, something in an airy green.Here are 22 blue, green, and white tiles that caught my eye, along with my thoughts. Feel free to chime in.

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Interesting mix of materials (metal, concrete, glass), but too busy.

Bathroom Floor Pebble Tiles In White & Blue

Adore these flat ocean pebbles, but won’t work with the overall Scandinavian decor.

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Simple gray penny tile—total contender.

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Love the color palette, but a basketweave tile pattern is too traditional.

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Love these skinny gary horizontal tiles. Is the shape too on trend/contemporary?

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Dreamy colors. Definitely a possibility. Possibly perfect.

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Three-dimensional pattern in green concrete. Would work well with plain white tile. Too design-y?

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Gray, clear and white in a mix of materials. Maybe?

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Green and blue glass is fresh and pretty. Too right now? Too sleek? Too slippery for the floor?

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Pretty penny tile in ombre, but the lavender hues are annoying.

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Basic white penny tile. These are kind of small, and marble; I’m thinking glossy porcelain.

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The rest of the condo flooring will be cork. Should the bathroom be cork too?

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I’m so attracted to the blues, but really I want the bathroom to be green.

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Emerald green penny tile. Intense.

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Green penny tile. Perfect.

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More blues.

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Oval white tile. Fresh clean but not too modern.

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Organic white tile. Very pretty, but maybe too fashion-y for such a basic bathroom.

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This is fun. Blue, white, and green together.

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Nah. Too kid-like.

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Beautiful deep celadon green.
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Also love this lighter cleadon green penny tile. Lighter, fresher, better with plain white.

 B E F O R E 

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Here’s the bathroom.  Imagine it in white. 

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Get the Look: 47 Modern Fireplaces and Fireplace Accessories

Following up on yesterday’s Montage: 31 Freestanding Fireplaces, here is a sampling of fireplaces and accessories, both contemporary and antique. There’s really no excuse not to have a flame of fire—small tabletop models fueled with ethanol can be had at Home Depot. You can even get one that hangs on your wall. Interesting. I’ve had my eye on the minimalist tempered glass screens for our fireplace on the Cape, though I think I need a custom one since it’s raised a foot or two from the floor. I think I’ll concentrate on retrofitting a gas model in our defunct fireplaces in Boston instead.

S H O P P I N G

Beech Gallery Firewood Rack, through Architonic.
Stelton Fuego Bioethanol Firelight, $199 at Horne.
Blomus Bebop Stainless Steel Log Holder,  $394 at Lekker.
Modfire Urban Gasfire/Fireplace in Avocado, $1,500 at Horne.
Blomus Bebop Steel & Glass Fire Screen, $380.50 at Lekker.
EcoSmart Fusion Fireplace at EcoSmart.
Flex Logholder by AK47 Space.
Minuteman Arts & Craft Log Holder in Bronze, $61.60 at Homeclick.
Conmoto Wall-mounted fireside tools by Peter Maly, $1,530 at Hive.
French 19th Century Brass Fire Screen, $100, Homme, 1st Dibs.
Beech Wood Log Holder, $ 1189.95 at Fireplace Mall.
Sieger Design Plaza Ventless Fireplace, $3,900 at Unica Home.
Röshults Urban Fire Basket, through Architonic.
Metropolitan Table Top Ethanol Fireplace, $139 at Home Depot.
Enclume Right Angle Hammered Stell Porch Log Rack, $69 at Wayfair.
Brass Andirons by Karl Springer, $3,500 at Antiques du Monde, 1st Dibs.
Malm Fireplace, starts at $1,500 at DWR.
Cyan Designs Circle Fire Screen in Silver Leaf, $250.99 at Wayfair.
1950s Log Holder in Wood, Iron & Brass at Galerie Andre Hayat, 1st Dibs.
Iron Andirons w/Brass Spheres, $2,400 at Century Design, 1st Dibs.
Wall Flame Fireplace, $1,450 at DWR.
Blomus Bebop Stainless Steel Fireplace Tool Set, $602 at Lekker.
Conmoto Stainless Steel Log Stand by Peter Maly, $1,650 at Hive.
Red Kanto Firewood Rack, 14o € at Finnish Design Shop.
Alton Pewter Log Holder, $99.95 at Crate & Barrel.
Avani Fireplace, $488 at DWR.
Alton Pewter Fireplace Candelabra, $69.95  at Crate & Barrel.
Cocoon Aeris Hanging Fireplace by Federico Otero, $3,990 at Unica Home.
Iron Design Company Firewood Holder at Iron Design Company.
Zack Ghio Fire Screen, $403 at AllModern.
Birch Log Bundle, $58 at Pieces.
Flex Logholder Seat & Ottoman by AK47 Space.
Circa 1950s Andirons by Felmore, $3,500, The Warehouse, 1st Dibs.
Gramercy Indoor/Outdoor Ethanol Fireplace, $199 at Home Depot.
Modfire Urban Gasfire/Fireplace in Agave Blue, $1,500 at Horne.
Blomus Chimo Flueless Fireplace by Floz Design, $1,850 at Unica Home.
Conmoto Wood Bridge Log Holder by Fried Ulberm $490 at Unica.
Stainless Steel Indoor/Outdoor Fireplace Grate $ 143.95 at Fireplace Mall.
EcoSmart Q Bioethanol Fireplace at EcoSmart.
Stainless Steel Round Hoop Log Rack, $154.52 at Fireplace Station.
Vision Modern Firewood Holders, $959.95 at Fireplace Mall.
Brass Andirons Attributed to Donald Deskey $1,200, BG Galleries, 1st Dibs.
Inverted “Y” Andirons from France c.1970 at Robert Altman, 1st Dibs.
Avalon Cypress Gas Stove at Avalon Fire.
Stanford Basket WI16, starting at $675 at Jefferson West, Dering Hall.
Alton II Pewter Fireplace Screen, $179 at Crate & Barrel.

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