bathroom status

2 May

This is what we are currently workin’ with

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Fun, right?

Well we decided to get a couple of bids for the plumbing work, because with our day jobs, the nursery, baby shower and of course the baby herself coming in less than 4 months, we decided it was just too much for the husband to tackle.

So while I wait for the plumbing to be done, I started looking at tile options.

life begins at thirty

Love the bathroom over at Life Begins at Thirty Right?

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elle decor

and these beauties found on Pinterest.

So I went ahead and ordered a sample of this gorgeous tile.

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1×1 Polished Carrera Marble Hexagon mosaic.

Seriously loving this for the floor!

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I wonder how marble will hold up on the floor though. I’ve been so afraid to ever use it in my house because it’s not as durable as porcelain or ceramic.

Do you have or know anyone with marble floors? How do they hold up?

5 Responses to “bathroom status”

  1. Brenda Watts May 2, 2012 at 8:10 AM #

    I seriously LOVE the Elle decor tile plus tub plus rustic armoire….I would be curious about the marble as well…so beautiful.

  2. David Maddux May 3, 2012 at 1:16 AM #

    Lizzie, that first picture of the bathroom w/ chandelier makes me want to brighten our bathroom. Have to man it up a little though😉 as for your question about marble, my mom just had her guest bath remodeled and the floor is 12×12″ granite. It looks freaking great! Seems to hold up well. My uncle has had marble in his bathroom for 10 years now and it still looks as good as it did day 1. Prob doesn’t help you much:/

  3. Melissa Monroe May 7, 2012 at 4:48 AM #

    I have been working in a tile showroom for the last two years. If you regularly seal your marble you shouldn’t have too big of a maintenance problem. You will still want to clean up messes as they happen to prevent having to work out stains. Typically sealing is done 1-2 times a year depending on how heavily used the area is. Spray a little water on the surface, and if it beads up then its still sealed, if it looks like it absorbs in then you need to reseal. Sealing it isn’t hard to do, kind of like washing your floors, Its harder remembering to do it, so I would just add to your calendar cycle. Say, spring and fall cleaning schedule.
    Hope this helps to calm down any concerns!

  4. C. Smith May 9, 2012 at 4:26 AM #

    Found your blog from a review of your rug on Overstock. Really helpful to see the rug in your room, thanks! These tiles and bathrooms are gorgeous. On the durability of marble flooring, we put cheapo marble tile on our floors when we were remodeling — 12″ polished tiles from Home Depot. They were pretty, but they scratched really easily. We ended up moving in six months, so I can’t say if they would have had a nice patina over time or if they would have just looked scratched up. Didn’t notice any staining or chipping though. Of course more expensive mosaic tiles could be very different; just wanted to share our experience.

  5. LPoll May 15, 2012 at 3:49 PM #

    Interesting palette of materials- all familiar to me considering they are exactly what I did!. I used the hex marble in a matte finish on the shower floor and 12″ polished in the remaining part of the bathroom. I wanted to minimize the opportunity for dirty grout joints in the “dry area”. One note, in our kids bath we did white polished hex and we regret it because of the potential for dirty grout joint.

    The shower wall is the same thin brick subway tile. I found lower cost alternate to the hinged glass shower doors which are super expensive. The door i used is a pivot door made by Kohler.

    We did a chocolate double vanity from pottery barn with carrera top. There are less expensive alternatives online for sure- just look for pottery barn imitations. We were in a sever time crunch and paid dearly.

    As far as the durability of marble you should be fine with one major caveat. Of course you have to clean and seal but do not put anything with acid on the marble. Most commercial cleaners have acid in them which will etch into the surface. Use marble safe cleaners only.

    Enjoy!

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