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trueform 06-23-2008 08:09 AM

Tile sizes in bathroom?
I am remodeling my bathroom in a gray color scheme. I am going to do my floor a dark gray and lighter on the wall that goes up behind the vanity and then up in higher in the bathtube. Is it ok to use the same size tile on the floor as on the wall but in different colors? Any help would be great.

Termite 06-23-2008 08:55 AM

Sure. You can use any size of tile on the floor, the walls, the shower, and the backsplash that you want. The only limitation I can think of would be if there is a tile floor in the shower...You need to use tiles small enough to accommodate the slope of the shower floor....But you have a tub.

trueform 06-23-2008 10:20 AM

Thank you. The bathroom is small for instance the floor is 30 sqft. I plan on tiling the floor angled and have the walls go in a brick pattern so its not just one ontop of another. Do you think that would work?

angus242 06-23-2008 10:24 AM

Well not all tile comes in all sizes. I guess you have limitation based off the tile you chose.
If you're picking sizes first, now you're going to have limitations on styles/colors.
Have you already chosen the tile?

trueform 06-23-2008 10:31 AM

In a way I know what I want. The problem is the tile that I always want comes in 12x12 and up then 6x24's for instance. Since its a small bathroom I don't want to put great pieces of tile on the wall. I'm going with a gray scale theme with tile that is smooth and has a little texture.

angus242 06-23-2008 10:56 AM

MY OPINION is those tiles are too big.
I wouldn't go any bigger than 12x12 on the floor. Maybe a 6x6 on the wall. You could mix that with a 3x5 and some kind of border. If you find a nice 1x1 mosaic sheet (1 ft sq), you could cut the mosaic into 3 rows of 4" each (or 4 rows of 3" each!). Now 1 sheet of mosaic can yield 3 linear feet of border tile.
Sounds like you need to address your tile choice again.

trueform 06-23-2008 11:31 AM

Well what I am thinking of doing is keeping the 12 by 12 on the floor in a dark gray and then in a lighter gray go up the wall in the 12 by 12 as well. The problem with all the tile I like and look for is they don't come in smaller sizes as 6by6 or such sizes.

pwhoolboom 06-23-2008 12:51 PM

My opinion (take it for what it's worth) is that 12x12 would look way too big on the walls of a small bathroom.

Termite 06-23-2008 03:17 PM

I did 12x12 ceramic faux-stone tiles in my teeny-tiny master bathroom tub/shower's walls, and it looks pretty cool. Less grout joints to maintain as well.

Jay123 06-23-2008 03:33 PM

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Here's a rough interpretation. Don't hold the paint/cabinet/granite selections against me.:whistling2: I wasn't working with much. You'll have to picture your wall tile in a brick pattern. I've got 12's on the floor and 6's on the walls.


angus242 06-23-2008 03:44 PM

Nice job, Jay. :thumbsup:

I think the first renditions look very sleek and contemporary. The linear pattern of the wall tile makes it. A nice change from typical brick pattern.
The 2nd one with the 6x6 grid pattern looks too honeycomb to me. I think that would need to be broken up some with either a border, listello or a combo of patterns.

Jay, may I ask what program you used for those?

Jay123 06-24-2008 07:04 AM

Thanks Angus. I agree the the pattern needs to be broken up somehow...that was just my freebie rendition.:).

I use chief architect... for about 5 years now. I really like it (most of the time). Like all software it can drive you crazy. Great users forum...


Jay123 06-24-2008 09:18 AM

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Here's my m.c. escher version :laughing:

Jay123 06-25-2008 02:27 PM

Thanks buck, and yeah I really like the software. It's a little pricey (I think it's about $2,200 + a few hundred for the training videos) but it can do a nice job once you've taken the time to learn it.


Jay123 06-26-2008 07:59 AM

Whatever ever happened to the op? Hope he/she didn't get hit by a bus? Or more importantly (:whistling2:), that I didn't draw all that for nuttin'.


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