Our bathroom is being done mid-feb so I'm just at the buying everything stage for it. It's a good size room and we have a freestanding bath, large frameless type shower, ceiling mounted shower head etc. We're having thesemetro tiles with white grout and I've always planned to do v dark grey walls (the look i'm aiming for is Abigail Ahern style, rather than goth or masculine).
I've been really stuck on floor tiles, initially planning white tiles but not liking the samples that we had through. We've now ordered these long thin slate tiles in a 60cm x 10cm size, so basically long thin rectangles.
However I'm not 100% convinced about them and worry the whole thing is going to look batcherlor pad, or 80s? (I'm not worried about the room looking cold or anything like that as I'll be putting a huge mirror and general "stuff" in there). I'm also a bit concerned that the dark grey floor/dark grey walls combo are going to add to this feel.
Could I have your opinions on this please? I don't to make a v expensive mistake as I won't be allowed to change it once it's done and if I don't like it, I will OBSESS over it .
I think you're overthinking it rather - the slate tiles look lovely to me.
FWIW, we just had our bathroom designed by a bathroom designer who won 'Young Bathroom Designer of the Year' last year, and she picked out tiles very much like those ones for the floor. I was a bit dubious but they are actually very nice / inconspicuous now they're in - so much so that my parents then re-did their bathroom and used very similar tiles.
thanks both and ha ha at the overthinking - I would say that's very probable possible!
Do we have any suggestions for metro replacements? I'm concerned that they'll look dated too, hence going for white grout so they're not trying to look too fashionable, but can't think of any good alternatives
Sorry, can't think what would be better than metro right now, but I just know it won't look so good in a couple of years time - that isn't very constructive. I might go for the larger square tiles that were the style used in English public toilets as opposed to French ones.
The tiles you link to in your Houzz picture are traditional in the US and called (I think) penny tiles. they are part of the funky but traditional look of that bathroom. I think the slate ones are lovely. If you did the walls in them, then they would be a bit Hugh Heffner
Like the look of the metro tiles and floor tiles, quite easy to add colour with towels. Could I be cheeky and ask what you are choosing as a window dressing. We are updating bathroom in January and love the metro tiles. We currently have narrow stone coloured metal blinds, but due to steam etc have rusted. What's a good alternative?