after weeks of trying to narrow down the possibilities, i finally decided on the tile for the upstairs bathroom that will be used primarily by my son. i wanted a simple, masculine feel in this room, with a few fun details.
i started with the floors. at first, i wanted to use some patterned concrete tiles from villa lagoon tile. i even called and talked to the owner of the company (who was completely amazing and sweet!), but realized that there was just no way that their gorgeous tiles were going to fit in my budget. in fact, just the shipping alone was more than could spend on tile for both the shower and the floor!
onto plan B.
i looked at a LOT of tiles, and kept coming back to black slate.
i ended up choosing 12 x 24 tiles in montauk black slate. the slate retails for around $6 a square foot. i purchased my tile from modern tile in salt lake city. they have been amazing to work with!
at first, i was considering using the black slate in the shower as well, but ultimately decided that i wanted a contrast to the larger tiles on the floor. i selected a mosaic white subway, available here.
of course, there are still some details left to select...i need to find some remnant stone for the counter top still...i am hoping to find a simple black granite. i would prefer honed, but i may have to go with whatever our fabricator has one hand.
here is the design board:
i am really excited to see it come together!
our target move-in date is the end of april, so things are moving fast!