mosaic monday: bathroom and shower floor mosaicsJuly 12, 2016
Want to transform an ordinary home interior design into something truly elevated, inspired, and spectacular? It’s all in the details! One of the best places to add a thoughtful and sophisticated touch is in your bathroom – particularly your shower floor.
Consider this: The shower floor is the one spot you’ll see every day, usually at the beginning of your day. It can cheer you, energize you, and make you feel like a million bucks… but with mosaics, that floor will certainly cost a lot less! The shower is one of the toughest spots in your home to keep clean, hygienic, and shiny. With a material as gorgeous as tile mosaics or pebble mosaics, you’d think it would be high-maintenance, but a mosaic floor or shower surround couldn’t be easier to care for – unless you can get someone else to do it!
Carrara White Marble 12x24
Featured: Carrara White Marble
If your style is luxurious elegance, Carrara White Marble is an Italian import with a blend of white and dark gray. In a 12” x 24” format, it’s perfect for the shower floor, either by itself or in combination with other colors or materials. This sleek, polished natural stone is appealing in large spaces, so you can use it for the entire bathroom floor or just coordinate your shower with your vanity counter and backsplash tile.
Emperador Light 2x2 Tumbled
Featured: Emperador Light 2x2 Tumbled
With varying shades and patterns of beige and cream – in veins, swirls, and splotches – this Emperador Light Mosaic is a random mixture that looks truly spectacular in its small 2” x 2” format. Smaller tiles work beautifully for shower floors, which can sometimes be tricky spaces to fit as you’ll need to work around drains and other fixtures. They are pre-assembled, however, so you don't need to worry that it’ll take a long time to do! This floor tile, with soft, tumbled edges, is lovely on its own and is also easy to coordinate with other materials and colors.
Artic Cloud Glass Stone Blend
Featured: Artic Cloud Glass Stone Blend
You can’t beat the 3-D look of glass mosaic tiles for adding instant elegance to any space. Artic Cloud Glass Stone Blend is, as its name implies, a mixture of glass tiles with natural stone tiles, in a mosaic of small pieces – in this example, 5/8” square. The small pieces, which have great color contrast with one another, create a mosaic with incredible depth and eye-catching detail. Your shower floor will look like it took hours to assemble, but only you will know better. The shades of tan, taupe and black are simple to coordinate with other design elements.
Featured: Pietra Calacatta
Reminiscent of marble, Pietra Calacatta porcelain mosaic tiles feature a white background with veins and swirls of gray and beige. This pale colorway is ideal for small shower floor installations, or even the entire shower surround, since there’s just enough detail to please the eye without overwhelming the space. Since the tiles are porcelain, they are even easier to care for, with less worry about etching or staining than you’d have with natural stone.
Featured: Greecian White Octagon with Black
This natural marble combines shades of pure white and ash-gray, and one of our favorite ways to use it is in octagon format in combination with square-on-point black tile accents. In a retro design scheme, it’s wonderfully apt, but it’s also appropriate for contemporary designs. Use it wall-to-wall or surrounded by plain Greecian White marble tiles (or another type of tile) as a central “medallion” on your shower floor tile.
We think you’ll agree that it’s worthwhile to place so much thought into your shower floor design – and that it’s a great jumping-off point to creatively designing your entire bathroom.