Post # 1
I am an Interior Designer, and it is way harder to make decisions when it is YOUR own house. So, I am coming to you bees!
It will be 16×16 tile on floor and 16×24 tile in shower (straight, modern, not staggered)
I want to put a border inside the shower walls (about half way up).
This is my tile.
and these are my 2 options for a border.
Post # 4
@artbee: I do too! I am torn. Both be about $100.00 for the border. Ugh. This is hard!
Post # 5
#2 – I live the texture of the river rock juxtaposed against the large tile. I like option #1, however I think it might be a little busy – I think the river rock gives you more “pop”!
Post # 6
Oooh…this is a close one for me. I loooove both of them! I think I would say #1 though. I think the texture of the river rock would be a little too much for me. Plus, I love mosaic tile!
Post # 7
While I love the river rock, I’d be concerned about how well it will hold up in the long term. Are you dead set about putting it midway? I’d consider framing it more like a border, making it farther away from the constant water on it.
Post # 8
I vote #1- I would worry about cleaning #2 and water sitting in the cracks
Post # 9
I think the river rock is cool, but too personal if you try to resale. The mosiac would appeal to more people.
Post # 11
What does the rest of the bathroom look/feel like? And what kind of design is the rest of the house?
ETA: I think the mosaic tile was kind of the ‘it’ thing to do (at least out in So.Cal.) during the last decade (when using travertine was huge). I really like the texture of the rock – it’s unique and brings a more rustic feel to things.
Post # 12
@oracle: well it is completely gutted. So, we are designing everything and installing everything.
We are using the same floor tile in kitchen with chocolate cabinets and a warm granite. We have mid-toned wood floors and everything else will be determined later! haha. One month to move in, and One month to the wedding! Agh!
Post # 13
I love the river rock! I like the mosaic too but It would just be too many squares for me! Good luck – I’m sure it will come out great 🙂
Post # 14
Definitely the river rock, though there are certainly some concerns with maintenance. Can you put it a little higher up, so there is less wear and tear?
Post # 15
It was hard to find many pictures showing the river rock being used that way, so I’d be a little concerned as to the reason why. Here’s some pictures I found, but now that I’ve seen this, I think the mosaic would be a better choice.
This is how we used the mosaic in my Dad’s bathroom.
Post # 16
I love the look of mosaic (my parents just re-did their master bath and put mosaic on the shower along with the tiles)!
Honestly, I don’t feel like the river rock “goes” with the tiles and I agree with a PP that it might also be too personal of a taste when it comes to re-sale.