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Finally Coming Together – Our Decision to Replace Bathroom Floor Tile

Our decision to replace bathroom floor tile resulted in having to change out all of the bathroom sub-floor, but the new floors are gorgeous!

We took our sweet time working on our guest bathroom, but this summer we made a lot of progress. The last I left you in the bathroom saga, this is what we were working with: destroyed bathroom

Why We Need to Replace the Bathroom Floor

Yep, that’s a giant hole in our bathroom floor next to where the toilet formerly was. We noticed some water damage and pulled tiles to inspect. It resulted in taking out the toilet and all of the tile. We also needed to replace the subfloor. There were even a few rotted floor braces. Those took a lot of work to replace. We worked on it a little at a time. Then we took the whole winter off.

In May we recruited help from a contractor family member to replace bathroom floor tile. new guest bathroom tileWe never tiled before, so having someone there to help was HUGE. He had all of the tools and he was able to knock the floor out in a day! Gray bathroom tile

The cement backerboard and the tile were laid before lunch. Then, after lunch, we did the grout. The tile was on super sale for $1.99 per sq. ft. at The Home Depot. It’s the 12×24 Metro Charcoal porcelain tile. I chose a light gray grout in the hopes that it would look less dirty than white. Plus, it complimented the tile. It definitely is complimentary, but only time will tell it’s durability. pretty blue bathroom makeover

Choosing the Color

After the tile was done, it was time for painting! The paint is Olympic Alpine Valley, it kind of reminds me of Tiffany Blue. The truth is I wanted to paint this room a pale pink. But my husband was absolutely not on board. Instead, I went with the girliest blue I could find. I thought would pair well with a few pale pink accessories. It was a solid compromise.guest bathroom total makeover

I gave myself a deadline of before our July 4th party to finish painting. We still needed to install the new toilet. Which was necessary for a large party. That self imposed deadline definitely kept us motivated. Now we are so close to being done! The cabinets are the one of the last major things to finish. And we already primed them. painting bathroom cabinets

We are painting the cabinet this weekend. Then I think we will paint the wood trim in this room. I know that we have been opposed to painting the trim. But we put in some new white trim and we love it. I think the room can work without painting the trim around the doors. But I also want to paint the closet doors, so I feel like we don’t have much of a choice. ๐Ÿ˜‰


  1. cassie @ primitive & proper

    so exciting! i love that tile- it is looking soooo good!

  2. Love the tile and the room color is so fresh! love it!

  3. It looks so great!!! I LOVE that tile. I really want to change our bathroom floor and I love the idea of grey because white shows evvvvverything haha. Love how this turned out!

  4. Hi from Friday Favorite! I love the tile you chose for the floor! Our bathroom floors really need re-doing (actually, all the floors in our house do) and I want something like what you chose. Your whole bathroom looks great!

  5. Looks great!! I used the same tile for my mud room and I love it ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. What a lovely room – the tile is beautiful, too!

  7. I love the tile! What an improvement!

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