I wanted to back up a little today and talk about the tile selections for the master bathroom. I’ve received a lot of questions about them and there is much to share, after a lot of research and plotting and planning.
Let’s first talk about the walls. Folks, the first thing I envisioned for this bathroom was floor to ceiling marble tile. I mean, don’t we all want this in our lives?
Making it happen without completely blowing our budget was tricky. It took much research. I looked at at a lot of samples and visited a lot of warehouses trying to find not only the right look (My heart wanted Calcutta Gold, which also happens to be one of the most expensive types of marble. Of course), but also something that fit within our budget. It was tough.
After searching and searching, I found this option from Home Depot online. It’s a 12×12 tile, honed marble in Grecian White. It’s gorgeous. And that price cannot be beat. Now there is a polished version that is a bit less expensive. Equally as beautiful but not the look we were going for. We simply cut them in half to give us the subway pattern I wanted.
Now to the floor. I didn’t know I was going for hex right away. I looked at a ton of beautiful options but in the end, the most economical and most beautiful combo was this tile, also from Home Depot. We have used it before– in fact it’s the same tile from our last master bathroom– and I knew the quality was great. It’s also the same color as the wall tile.
For the grout, I went back and forth between two color options but settled on Alabaster.
And there you have it. Marble tile for the most economical price and best quality I could find. Now, go forth and marble tile all the rooms.