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Bathroom Tile Tips You Need To Know

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Floor & Decor. All opinions are 100% mine.

Before you begin your next bathroom renovation, be sure to check out my bathroom tile tips. They’ll not only save you time and money, but also help you achieve the bathroom of your dreams!

Our bathroom remodel started just a few weeks ago and even though it’s not completely finished yet, it already looks so different. Here’s a reminder of the before…

bathroom before new bathroom tile

And here’s how it looks now…

Before your next bathroom renovation, check out my bathroom tile tips. They'll save you time and money and help you achieve the bathroom of your dreams!

So different! It’s amazing the impact tile can have on a rooms decor. I learned a ton in the process of removing our old bathroom tile and installing the new. And now, I’m sharing my best tips with you.

So before you start that tile project, take a moment and read this post. It will save you both time and money! 

Take Advantage of Free Design Services

This is such an important tip! I met with Chrystal, my Floor & Decor designer on my first trip to visit the Thornton store. Together we selected all the tile for the shower, niche and floor plus grout colors. This visit really helped me create a visual idea of my favorite tile options and see an overall cost for the project.

So when I went back to actually purchase my tile, I scheduled an appointment with her again! I had some questions about my tile selection and wanted to stay in a specific budget. Her help was so valuable! At anytime, she could calculate the final cost when I switched out a different tile. And having a second opinion when trying to decided what tiles complimented each other best — is so helpful. 

Even after my tile project started, my contractor had a few questions. So I reached out to Chrystal again. It was great to have a point of contact that I could communicate with anytime. So, don’t skip the free design services!

Get Creative With Your Bathroom Tile

There’s a ton of ways to really make bathroom tile stylish. Whether it be the type of tile, the cut or size and then of course, the color. Once I had selected the Bianco Carrar Honed marble for my shower tile, there was an option for a niche tile. In our old shower, we had no niche. So I knew I wanted to add one and give it a unique look with it’s own tile selection.

Before your next bathroom renovation, check out my bathroom tile tips. They'll save you time and money and help you achieve the bathroom of your dreams!

My contractor was very open to my design ideas. Yea! So he had to remove a tad bit of insulation but that was fine. And then he built in the niche with the cement board. My tile selection for the niche was the Bianco Carrara Herringbone marble tile. But I had a little extra request.

Before your next bathroom renovation, check out my bathroom tile tips. They'll save you time and money and help you achieve the bathroom of your dreams!

I wanted to add a little shelf about 3/4 way down from the top. This way larger bottles could be on the top shelf and smaller/shorter items below. My contractor said he was cool with that and look how it turned out! I love it!

bathroom shower niche with herringbone tile

So get creative when it comes to tile choices. Floor & Decor has so many top-quality tile to choose from at great prices – the tile combinations are endless. Don’t be afraid to design a tile look that’s uniquely you!

Sort Before You Begin

When using natural stone tile like marble, it’s important to sort through your tiles. The veins in the tile can vary and so can tone of the tile. Some of mine had a more gray tone and some were more white. 

Before your next bathroom renovation, check out my bathroom tile tips. They'll save you time and money and help you achieve the bathroom of your dreams!

So it’s best to open each box and lay out the tile before your begin your tile project. And here’s my confession to you: I didn’t do this step and I ran into a problem because of it. And this leads to my most important tip…

Speak Up

So my contractor had completed the back wall of the shower and left for the day. I went up to check on the work and noticed right in the middle of the shower wall and at the very top were tiles with a more gray tone. If I had sorted my tiles, this wouldn’t have happened. 

Before your next bathroom renovation, check out my bathroom tile tips. They'll save you time and money and help you achieve the bathroom of your dreams!

So, when he came back the next day I asked if he could replace them. He said he could try, hoping no big damage would happen. And luckily nothing did. But this mistake on my part cost me two hours of wasted time and labor. But, am I glad I spoke up to make the change? Heck yes! So don’t be intimidate to ask for what you want! If you want a change –  replace – switch – do over — ask!

Overall, I am so please with my new tiled bathroom. I can not wait to finish the rest of the room so I can finally shower next to all that gorgeous tile. Part of me is a little sad I have to put a vanity in and cover up a tiny corner of that Opal Black hexagon tile. It just turned out so gorgeous! 

Before your next bathroom renovation, check out my bathroom tile tips. They'll save you time and money and help you achieve the bathroom of your dreams!

Before your next bathroom renovation, check out my bathroom tile tips. They'll save you time and money and help you achieve the bathroom of your dreams!

I hope these tips will help you on your next bathroom tile project! And if you have questions about my bathroom tiles, please leave me a comment. I’m happy to help you!

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Before your next bathroom renovation, check out my bathroom tile tips. They'll save you time and money and help you achieve the bathroom of your dreams!

And, if you want to see how the bathroom turned out, see the complete bathroom reveal here! 

modern bathroom

2 Comments

  1. Hi
    I was just wondering what the red paint on the bathroom drywall is? Trying to update my bathroom and want to make sure I do all the proper steps.

    1. Hi Angel! It’s RedGard, a rubbery coating that is painted on the concrete wall board to create a waterproof surface; it usually takes a few coats and several days for dry time but it creates a great barrier to keep the water out! Hope that helps. 🙂

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