Sunday, August 22, 2010

Master Bath Reno- Part 5- Marble Flooring

We made great progress with our master bath this week.  The awful carpet is a thing of the past, and the gross tile in the toilet room is out.  Yeah!  Below is the how we got the job complete.....
Before
After (with Durock down)
We selected Turkish marble in a 16 in x 24 in size for our master bathroom.  In the spirit of working with some of the existing items in the bath, we needed to go with a pattern/color combo that was neutral that would work with our off-white fiber glass shower bottom, but would also work with our more white with gray specks countertops.  Of course, there was all the white tile to consider that surrounded the shower and bath tub.   Our bath is about 135 square feet, but there are a lot of crazy angles in the bathroom.  There were very few tiles that did not need to be cut to size. 

The Turkish marble color scheme is a milky cream color with grays and tans swirled throughout.  It is not polished which makes for great traction which is very important in a room where it is inevitable that water will be splashed on the floor from time to time.

We did hire our for the installation for this project since the bath is anything, but a standard size.  Below you will see a picture of the marble in, but not grouted.  It took our contractor one day to get the marble laid.  We choose to have the marble laid in a brick pattern. 
Here is another angle without the grout.
Our particular marble tile needed to be sealed before the floor was grouted.  The contractor used Aqua Mix Sealers Choice Gold.  This product claims to be low VOC, but it left quite an odor behind once applied for a low VOC product.  After airing the space out for a few hours, the flumes were gone, but we were quite disappointed with the stench it left behind for those few first hours.
View from the Master Bedroom with birch grout
Another view from the Master Bedroom (grouted)
Closer look at the Marble Brick Pattern
Angle from our Master Closet
So there you have it, after 2 plus years, the nasty carpet is gone, and we could not be happier with our marble selection.  Next on tap is paint..... Stay tuned!

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4 comments:

  1. That is just gorgeous! What an amazing transformation! I can't wait to see how you finish the rest of the space and I'm sure it will be just fabulous. Thanks for sharing it with us!
    Vanessa
    http://southerninmyheart.blogspot.com

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  2. Wow, what a difference. Looks really good. The pattern is subtle and sooo pretty.

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