(Closed) help me pick bathroom tile/border for shower

posted 7 years ago in Home
  • poll: Which border tile do you like?
    Mosaic with glass inserts : (36 votes)
    48 %
    River Rock : (39 votes)
    52 %
  • Post # 3
    6572 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2010

    I love the river rock!

    Post # 5
    284 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    #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
    5977 posts
    Bee Keeper

    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
    5778 posts
    Bee Keeper

    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
    146 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I vote #1- I would worry about cleaning #2 and water sitting in the cracks

    Post # 9
    14658 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I think the river rock is cool, but too personal if you try to resale.  The mosiac would appeal to more people.

    Post # 10
    2950 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    river rock for sure!!!

    Post # 11
    7173 posts
    Busy Beekeeper

    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 # 13
    155 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    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
    171 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    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
    5778 posts
    Bee Keeper

    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
    13096 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    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.

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