Thursday, December 8, 2011

Master Bathroom Progress, Carrara Marble Mosaic Tiles

Good morning, I wanted to share some very premature pictures of my master bathroom as it stands right now which is simply with tile and lighting. I LOVE the results of the tile. We chose carrara mosaic tiles in our all white bathroom. The best price I found were the Grecian white 3"x6" tiles as seen here at Home Depot . We decided to go with these because after shopping around they were in stock and more affordable at $5.49/sf. It was a splurge for sure, but I LOVE an all white bathroom with carrara marble so Robert went with it to make me happy :)

Here are some pictures of the results.






Due to limited space in the bathroom addition we went with a shower/ tub combo. Though many people wanted to know why I didn't simply do a shower, I am a big time bather and a luxury soaker tub for me is a MUST. We chose a very large and wide 42"x59" modern style soaker tub that will allow for my husband and I to literally sit side by side in the tub with no problems!

If you are looking to install the same tile from Home Depot there are a few things that you should know. It is not an easy job! Since these tile need to be laid one by one it will take A VERY LONG TIME! The reason for this is that most walls unfortunately are not even which results in your installation process taking extra time because each piece will have to be leveled and worked with so that you have a smooth finish. You need to go with a good knowledgeable installer for this. We were charged a flat rate of $750 and unfortunately the people we used ended up losing out since it took longer than even they expected. The job was started last Friday and was completed Tuesday with them here every day out of the 5 days! The results are stunning, but just be prepared.

Since you see it in the pictures, here is the lighting that we chose for that space. They are the Allen + Roth Polished Chrome Flush Mount lights from Lowe's who by the way has a pretty decent selection. I chose this lighting very quickly and had no time to order ahead as the installers were already here which I hate doing. but it goes perfect with the style of the bathroom. We did have to modify the length since it came at 7.5" and was too short. Our electrician took an extension rod that was only available in copper and cut it in half adding equal size to each light. I actually like the 2 tone look that it now has as well as the extended length.


Well, it isn't much and it certainly isn't finished, but we're getting there little by little. The bathroom vanity will be here Friday morning and I need to find sinks and faucets so hopefully there will be more progress by the end of the week.

Did I mention that we are having a party Saturday?!!! Can I scream now??????

6 comments:

  1. Such nice tile and beautiful lamp! Great job!

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  2. Thanks Melz, I actually have a vanity now and just ordered sinks, faucets. Looks like nothing will be done until after Christmas though, but what's new! :)

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  3. Your master bathroom is amazing. Your bathtub is huge, and the tiles make it look like very grand and expensive bathroom. Your tiles and your lighting fixture are gorgeous. It must be so awesome and relaxing to take a bath in your huge tub.

    Alana Geikie

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  4. pics of your bathroom are truely amazing, i can imagine how pretty it will look and you have choosen really stylish lights for your home. Thank you for sharing these pictures and telling us the problems in the installing process of these wonderful tiles.

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  5. I'm into this type of designs cuz they can verily give contrast to rooms or to any designs imo.
    carrara mosaic tile

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  6. Nice post. I like those clay pots you have designed with mosaic. Thanks
    white marble tile

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