Our new favorite tile and flooring resource + 3 bathroom design plans for moody, beachy, and cottage styles.
Robert and I went on a date the other day.
And maybe for some couples this one is kind of weird being that it’s not your typical dinner-and-a-movie scenario… but what can I say? We’re not exactly normal, and dates for us typically include painting a room while dancing with 90s rock playing on blast.
For this date though, we went bathroom planning at Floor & Decor since a new location had just opened up near our house in Pineville, NC and we’d never ever been before but had been dyyyyying to go to one.
True story: Robert and I used to go on dates to the thrift store to try to find the most hideous outfit for each other. (Try it sometime. It’s hilarious.)
This one though was like polar opposite by, instead, trying to put together our perfect dream master bathroom, which used to look like this:
And now looks like this after a Phase 1 makeover with just paint and cheap vinyl to hold us over until the big reno phase one day:
Then, the second we walked through the doors of this gigantic place, we realized this was basically the honeymoon spot of home renovation projects.
It was so overwhelming with all kinds of gorgeous tile and hardwoods and stone, but in a good way.
We noticed right off the bat that the tile we used in the girls’ bathroom renovation was priced way lower here than what we paid, and everything else was priced really well.
Floor & Decor carries any hard materials for flooring and walls in every material imaginable – stone, granite, marble, wood countertops, cement, ceramic, clay, porcelain tiles, vinyl, laminate, water-resistant, water-proof, engineered, and hardwood flooring, grout – all of which you’d normally see in a designer showroom but at warehouse prices.
The second we both saw this aquamarine polished ceramic tile, we gasped at the exact same time. (Kind of like when we saw each other for the first time 11 year ago… hubba hubba.)
So the idea to compete against each other for the winning bathroom design turned into “design our entire bathroom around this tile because it’s ‘the one'”.
They have these fun inspiration carts to wheel around from section to section so that you can “try on” all of your tile together, so to speak.
We absolutely fell in love with this green mosaic hexagon tile too and almost considered it but decided it might be too beachy for our house.
And then we discovered the inspiration section with all of its styled kitchens, bathrooms, and laundry rooms and all bets were off.
Robert had no idea this was a dog shower and thought it was some weird version of a human shower before I educated him on it. Haha! Now he’s convinced we need this big dog shower for our 12 pound ankle biter dog.
On some of the aisle end caps, the store has Inspiration Stations set up so that you can spread out all of your flooring and tile to visualize everything together. I had a hay day over here.
In the end, this was the winning look Robert and I put together.
But if you ever need guidance though, Floor & Decor has free design services to help. You can contact a designer here. And you can get inspired with more ideas here.
So to da! Now we have a spiffy new master bathroom!
Just kidding. We can dream, okay?
We’re very thankful for our Phase 1 bathroom reno, but I’m not gonna lie… we’ll be ecstatic to gut our 80s shower one day.
If you’re in the Charlotte, NC area, the Floor & Decor in Pineville is totally worth a day date… or just a “you” date if you feel like getting designer-y.
And just for fun, we put together a few of our favorite bathroom looks from the day, if you want a little more inspiration:
Bathroom 1 – Moody
Bathroom 2 – Beachy
Bathroom 3 – Cottage
The first one is definitely our pick with “the oh-so-perfect” aquamarine tile. Which one’s yours?