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Oh god, I'm boring myself but please help me choose a bathroom floor...

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IHeartKingThistle Tue 14-May-13 21:09:16

We have a odd kind of mismatching-eclectic bathroom planned. Old washstand painted bright pink, flower power wallpaper on two walls, green wall lights, general whimsy. (Do I sound like a twat?) We've come to the conclusion that really the tiles need to be white so that if we decide in two years that we want an oasis of calm after all we can adapt it. But the floor is a problem...

I don't want tiles (too cold). We have Karndean downstairs which is fab so it's either vinyl or laminate I think. There is a Karndean that looks like old white painted floorboards which I really like, but I'm worried about too much white. Or should it be a wood tone? Or (curveball) would I be mad to consider a black and white checked floor? I love them but could it be too much?

Opinions please before I drive myself mad!

IHeartKingThistle Tue 14-May-13 21:14:39

AN odd... blush

MrsLettuce Tue 14-May-13 21:17:59

black and white checked floor is an absolute classic. Not mad in any way, sound sperfect!

SizzleSazz Tue 14-May-13 21:20:34

I'm going for walnut Karndean - looks lovely against floral print and colour

ArtemisCake Tue 14-May-13 21:29:02

Another vote for black and white - classic

MrsLettuce Tue 14-May-13 21:30:08

Oh, flying duck stickers for your tiles?

Foxred10 Tue 14-May-13 21:34:47

Black and white check would be lovely....

IHeartKingThistle Tue 14-May-13 21:46:37

Ooh, I wasn't expecting that many votes for black and white! Anyone know if I can do it in high quality vinyl?

this is the wallpaper if that helps.

DH is concerned about checked floor + pink washstand. It's really, really pink. grin

IHeartKingThistle Tue 14-May-13 21:52:56

MrsLettuce I have been looking at tile stickers! I take it you're not averse to a bit of whimsy yourself? grin

MrsLettuce Tue 14-May-13 22:01:23

Great wallpaper. I'd imagined too different prints?

MrsLettuce Tue 14-May-13 22:01:36

yy, love me whimsy.

MrsLettuce Tue 14-May-13 22:01:48

two ffs

IHeartKingThistle Tue 14-May-13 22:08:51

Two prints?? Don't give me ideas! MIL would keel over!

MrsLettuce Tue 14-May-13 22:10:24

One on each wall yes, thought that was what you said! (Always good to keep MILs in check.)

Nehru Tue 14-May-13 22:10:28

TILES ARENT COLD

MrsLettuce Tue 14-May-13 22:12:01

oh, and tell DP checkered flooring is very masculine and will balance the pink just right.

MrsLettuce Tue 14-May-13 22:12:36

THEY ARE IN MY HOUSE> WE HAVE NO UNDER FLOOR HEATING.

IHeartKingThistle Tue 14-May-13 22:17:07

THE TILES IN MY SHOWER ROOM ARE FREEZING!!!

SvetlanaKirilenko Tue 14-May-13 22:17:13

Wow your bathroom sounds gorgeous Thistle, can we have a pic when it's finished (for inspiration)?

chickensaladagain Tue 14-May-13 22:18:00

With that wallpaper I would go with wood 'look'

There are brown tones in the print and as it doesn't appear to be bright white, the black and white would make the wallpaper look grubby

It's a really nice wallpaper do I think you need to compliment rather than clash

It would still be querky though grin

IHeartKingThistle Tue 14-May-13 22:29:25

It is a white background, I got a sample of it. I take your point about the brown tones though. Wood(ish) is the safer option but would still look good. I have no idea what wood tones go with bright pink though!

Nehru Tue 14-May-13 22:30:04

how odd

SizzleSazz Tue 14-May-13 22:31:08

^ my link up there looks nice with pink.....

MrsLettuce Tue 14-May-13 22:31:43

maybe you have insulation under them or somesuch. as with laminate confused

MrsLettuce Tue 14-May-13 22:32:38

Walnut is indeed great with hot pink and most colours actually. We had it all through at our old place, miss it terribly.

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