Faux Marble Herringbone Tile & Shower Progress
The best realistic looking marble effect herringbone tile and faux marble small shower renovation for a modern meets timeless bathroom.
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The bathroom is FINALLY starting to feel like a bathroom with our latest addition of the faux marble herringbone tile floors!
It’s everything my timeless design loving heart has ever wanted.
If you need a refresher, this is what our primary bathroom looked like in the midst of water mitigation in June.
A couple of years ago, we gave this bathroom a refresh with paint, vinyl floor, and decor to hold us over until we could do a bonafide renovation one day. Little did we know that renovation would come earlier than we thought when our HVAC sprung its leak.
The Bathroom Refresh – Last Year
This is the shower that was really hiding behind that curtain all along (well… minus the busted toilet from demo that is).
I’ve been ready to rip out that 80s beige shower surround since Day 1 of moving into this house.
And now the shower looks like this!
Marble Effect Porcelain Tile – Now
We chose this marble effect porcelain tile in 4×16 from Alexander James so that we wouldn’t have to worry about etching real marble.
The RTWM Statuary line has 17 different types of tile in the same finish, so it’s easy to mix and match shapes and sizes for different applications.
The variation in this tile is so much better than other faux marble tiles I’ve seen I would never guess that gorgeous veining is manufactured.
Faux Marble Herringbone Tile Floor
The polished finish helps bounce the light from the window to create the illusion of a larger space even though this bathroom is not spacious at all. I really wanted a cool toned tile that leaned closer to gray than beige.
This tile ticked ALL the boxes on my wish list.
We went with a medium gray grout (in the color MAPEI Timberwolf) so we wouldn’t have to worry about dirty looking grout lines in the future.
I thought a lot about long-term maintenance with these tile floors.
Hexagon Tile Shower Floor
In the shower, we chose the same RTWM Statuary porcelain marble effect finish in 12×24. The larger tiles with the polished sheen further create the illusion of a larger space.
This shower no longer feels cramped like it did before!
We went with this RTWM Statuary hexagon tile as an accent in the shower floor and niches to coincide with the hex tiles in our hallway bathroom and powder room for continuity throughout our house.
So next we’ll be hauling in the vanity, prepping for countertops, and crossing our fingers that we’ll have a finished bathroom by October. I’m not holding my breath, but I’m hoping so hard.
Upcoming Bathroom Plans
After being thrown into this renovation unexpectedly (and having a moment of panic), we feel so excited as this bathroom takes shape.
This is the overall vision we’re working toward.
I can’t wait to share more as it all starts coming together! We’ll be swirling in choosing paint colors and putting in the finishing touches before we know it.
One last look at these herringbone tile floors because they’re just oh so good.
What color do you think for the walls? I’ve envisioned bright white all this time, but part of me is wondering if a light gray trim would be pretty too. Decisions… decisions…