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OMG. Is it normal to have tile choice anxiety?

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lowlandlady Thu 30-Jul-09 10:47:28

I was sure these tiles were fine and now they're up and I'm not at all sure!
But i have to accept it and move on!

midnightexpress Thu 30-Jul-09 10:49:24

Yes it is.

I spent about 2 months trying to find a cheaper version of some Fired Earth tiles for my old kitchen and ended up spending a bleedin fortune on the Fired Earth ones. Although we over-ordered adn ended up having almost enough to re-tile our next kitchen too so I figure I got twice the value in teh end hmm.

Show us the tiles!

lowlandlady Thu 30-Jul-09 10:59:00

i'm too scared! what if everyone agrees!
I can't go back now they're nearly all up!

NorbertDentressangle Thu 30-Jul-09 11:00:49

Tile choice anxiety is common I believe...almost as common as carpet choice anxiety, paint colour choice anxiety and so on.....

I think I've suffered from them all over the years.

lowlandlady Thu 30-Jul-09 11:10:51

but you can't start a thread and then say: "only respond if you like these tiles or if you are a liar"
That is against the spirit of this forum, I think we would all agree!
If even ONE poster said they didn't like them then I would be deaf to a very chorus of praise!
It's not like this is a REAL problem in world terms... it's just that we have had a properly minging bathroom for years and I've had the opportunity to get it right but find this kind of choice to be so difficult, mostly because I don't really have enough confidence in my own taste! I actually want something slightly bland that will not make the house unsaleable that looks simple and elegant.



lowlandlady Thu 30-Jul-09 11:13:21

I could describe them maybe?
They are a stone colour, I kind of mottled beige. Very simple, same tile on wall and floor.
I'm thinking - why didn't I just go white tiles and white and black on the floor! Why was I thinking I could get it right?!?!

I just wonder if the room suddenly and horrifyingly looks like one of those in a property show where the presenter and punter walk in and
- sharp intake of breath
"oh Dear! This needs to be changed!"

lowlandlady Thu 30-Jul-09 11:26:26

you have gone quiet NorbertDentressangle `and midnightexpress

do theu sound vile????????


tile choice anxiety syndrome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

BonsoirAnna Thu 30-Jul-09 11:28:04

Completely normal IME. My parents (married for 44 years) have almost divorced over tiles on several occasions.

NorbertDentressangle Thu 30-Jul-09 11:36:21

lowlandlady -if you had said they were pink and had occasional "feature" large flower and butterfly designs over 6 tiles then I think I might have sloped away from the thread and maintained a dignified silence wink

As it is they sound fine -neutral, inoffensive, nothing to take offence to (no shocking colour or garish design).


HerHonesty Thu 30-Jul-09 11:36:25

christ i spent 6 months if not more choosing bathroom stuff. i was paralysed.

trixymalixy Thu 30-Jul-09 11:36:44

Completely normal. DH and I took months to agree on tiles for our en-suite and hall.

lowlandlady Thu 30-Jul-09 11:42:29

thank you thank you thank you
I feel reassured.......

GrendelsMum Thu 30-Jul-09 11:49:56

oh yes, it's like house anxiety. You buy it and then you think you hate it and burst into tears.

Totally normal, I do it with everything but now recognise it as post-purchase anxiety.

midnightexpress Thu 30-Jul-09 13:51:18

Sorry for ominous silence (was working). They sound lovely. When you say 'mottled beige' I'm imgining like limestone. Matt and frightfully tasteful. grin

lowlandlady Thu 30-Jul-09 13:53:50

that was my hope midnightexpress!
But fear it looks all 'before' rather than 'after'!!!!!!!!!

Jojay Thu 30-Jul-09 13:55:13

They sound lovely, honestly.

I feel your pain though - we're doing our bathroom at the moment and I'm OBSESSED with tiles, and I can't make a decision on anything!

They're just so permanent somehow.....

midnightexpress Thu 30-Jul-09 14:19:10

like this?

NorbertDentressangle Thu 30-Jul-09 14:37:41

but not like this?

midnightexpress Thu 30-Jul-09 14:42:52

Yoiks norbert!

NorbertDentressangle Thu 30-Jul-09 14:46:25

Great isn't it?! wink

Especially the finishing touch of what looks like a shag-pile carpet. Imagine that in a bathroom hmm

lowlandlady Thu 30-Jul-09 17:14:34

yes I think a less expensive version of the former!
they look really nice

(wrings hands, grimaces and wails in a Greek chorus style)

lowlandlady Thu 30-Jul-09 17:17:33

right I'm going to brave and put in a link!
please LIE if you don't like them!!

HerHonesty Thu 30-Jul-09 17:53:16

very nice. they are fine!

mrsdisorganised Thu 30-Jul-09 18:00:56

They're nice, we were looking at them too!

I have severe 'worktop anxiety' DH wants 'Everest gloss' with our shaker cream kitchen and I want a solid wood top...I'm trying to like his choice but it's actually driving me mad thinking about how it will!

Sorry for the slight hi-jack! blush

midnightexpress Thu 30-Jul-09 20:11:41

They are very nice lowlandlady. I think it is the mattness that is key here. Were they glossy they wouldn't be nice, but they aren't, so I'm sure they look lovely.

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