Saturday, January 26, 2013

Feature tiles in the shower niche

The tiling is over the half way mark! The floors are done and there's just the walls and grouting to finish. Woohoo!

This is the niche in the main bathroom and the one in the ensuite is similar. The builder has made a suggestion to put some sort of feature tile in there to make it stand out a bit more, otherwise it just gets lost in the rest of the space if we use the same tile.

I've never really thought about it, but it does make sense. I'm in two minds. Firstly I like the whole idea of everything being white and seamless and there will be chrome edging around it which will highlight it somewhat. On the other hand, as everything is white there is no defining feature in that main bathroom so it wouldn't be too overpowering. There is one painted wall in there, as opposed to tiled, so we were going to put a painting or a feature piece in there, but it doesn't face this niche. Also, because of electricity regulations, I couldn't put the feature pendant over the freestanding bath like I had intended, so even less features.

Here's some pics I found.

Here's a pic without feature tiles, courtesy of Jeff's Organizing and Decluttering News website. I do kinda like that seamless, all white look.

Here's one with a feature tile in the shower niche surrounded by tiles that are about the same size as mine. (Photo from Coburn Constructions.) I really quite like this look as well. I'd probably look at a small glass mosaic tile or something really subtle.

What do you think?

I guess another thing I have to consider is that the tilers really only have a few more days work in this and given the stress and meltdown I had even picking the floor and wall tiles in the first place, I would probably be under a lot of pressure and that's when bad decisions are made.

*Sigh* I just don't know!


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  2. it is very good that you tell us about tiling. you have great ideas for tiling in the walls.knowing about the features of the tiles is very important to make the walls attractive.thanks a lot....

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