Buying Bathroom Tile

April 7, 2007 at 7:58 pm Leave a comment

04/07/07 — I went to CV Tile & Stone to buy the tile for my bathroom. I decided to go with a 4′ hex tile in white for the field and 3’x6′ tiles in gray for the boarder and a black sizzle strip. While the 1′ or 2′ hex tile may been more common in the early 1900’s there are plenty of examples of the 4′ tile in older homes as well. The 4′ tile means less grout and a cleaner look.

The book Bungalow Bathrooms was quite helpful in finding design ideas.

My bathroom is 7”x7.5” and the cost of the tile was $601. I wanted to add tile on the walls but the materials were an additional $1000. I figured beadboard would still look very period but would save me a considerable amount of money.

While I was at CV tile I noticed a cool floor heating system that you install under the tile. I comes with a thermostat which allows you to control the temp — what a great idea. It would cost ~$500 to intall this in my bathroom — I am very tempted.

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