We recently had to rip out all of our bathroom floors due to water damage, which means that we’re looking at bathroom floor tile ideas.
Something exciting has happened recently. Well kind of exciting, and also bad. Jesse and I recently discovered that the toilet in our guest bathroom (which we barely ever use) is sinking into the floor. After further investigation, it turns out that there is no backer board under our tile. Yep, that’s right. They put the tile right on the plywood subfloor. *facepalm*
Making this discovery lead us to further investigate the tile throughout the bathroom and we found that a lot of them were loose, probably because plywood doesn’t make the most stable base. So now this means that we need to rip up the tile, possibly replace the subfloor, put down cement backer-board and then get NEW TILE!
I’m kind of excited about the new tile part. I’ve got a bunch of different bathroom floor tile ideas, but Jesse and I can’t seem to agree.
Bathroom Floor Tile Ideas
I love the look of hex tile and fun patterns like these:
But Jesse wants normal, plain squares. Boring.
Maybe some rectangular tile laid in a not-so-boring pattern could be a good compromise?
While we’ve got the floors ripped up I’m planning to paint the cabinets. And probably the walls after we’re done. Jesse thinks I’m ridiculous for wanting to paint again already, but I told him that I have to make it a full makeover. Now if only I can convince him to let me paint the room pink… 😉
So, here are the “before” pictures, and I can’t wait to share the durings and especially get to the afters!
Also, this is Jesse and I’s first huge renovation project, so any tips on how it’s done (and how to not rip each other’s throats out in the process) are more than welcome.
Click here to see the After Photos of this bathroom renovation and the tile we chose!