One room challenge week three- tiles, tiles, tiles!

This week is all about tiles – my contractors have installed the floor tiles and the showers tiles, and are currently working on vanity backsplash! And I have spend every other evening at Home Depot choosing my subway tile and I decided to prepare for you a little guide to the prettiest patterned tiles out there! .

So ever since I started imagining this bathroom project I knew that I wanted a floor with a blue pattern that would make a real statement while being classical enough to live with it for years to come. What I was worried about was that I won’t find the tiles I was imagining!

Because one thing that can make or break the bathroom design is tiles! The outdated and sad beige tiles will make you want to run away, the over the top pattern might give you a headache and the just right pretty pattern will make you want to smile! Not to forget the simple and clean lines of subway tiles and clean marble that make you feel calm and zen!

So I couldn’t be more superseded when one night I stumbled upon the pretties cement tiles while browsing online through tiles selection at Home Depot Canada ! I saved my favourites and it took me a couple of days to decide which one to choose – there are so many beautiful patterns to choose from! Finally I decided to go for this blue pattern, and I couldn’t love it more!

Disclosure- this post is in collaboration of my renovations partner Home Depot Canada, all opinions remain entirely my own.

Now, I know what you’re thinking- these tiles must cost a fortune! Well, they don’t really- they are cement tiles, and while they are as resistant they are a bit more affordable then regular ceramic tiles and there is so many gorgeous patterns to choose from! Home Depot are the only ones around selling those gorgeous Merola cement tiles, and while these above are my favourite patterns, there are many, many more!

Why choose Cement tiles :

  • They are very resistant and durable
  • They are a great choice for both flooring and backsplash 
  • You can use them with heated flooring system 
  • They are more affordable 

Now to be honest my contractors where a bit surprised when the tiles arrived- they are thicker then ceramic tiles and you need to coat them with a sealer before applying grout – but once they have installed them, they admitted that this was the prettiest floor they have ever installed !

As for the shower I decided to go with this classical subway tile from Home Depot Canada, and I couldn’t be happier!

So here’s our progress of last week’s One room Challenge

  • floor tile is up ( with heated floor system)
  • shower tile installation finished
  • first coat of primer is up
  • lighting was installed
  • the vanity furniture has been moved in!

Stay tuned for next week! 

Disclosure- this post is in collaboration of my renovations partner Home Depot Canada, all opinions remain entirely my own.

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