Sunday, November 15, 2009

Granite Shower, Floor & Backsplash Part 1

The following three posts are in the same bathroom. All the tiles here are granite except for the blue glass dots. The wall tile in the shower is the same as the granite slab used on the counter top. After about 10 or so layout ideas we decided to go with the clean and simple plan of using the shower accent tile as the field tile for the back splash. I then used the polished Absolute Black granite bullnose to match the accent band in the shower. So basically the shower's accent band was used to tile the back splash.
Here are two matching soap dishes with the accent band running through them.
Here is a clean termination of the accent band on the edge of the outside wall.

Here the shower tile continues beyond the shower and onto the exterior wall and wraps around the front door frame.

Granite Shower, Floor & Backsplash Part 2

Below is a close-up of the shower bench. I've shown step-by-step how this is done in previous posts if you're interested.
I love pebbled shower floors. It's not slick and feels great on your feet. They say they're therapeutic!

Here you can see the sharp contrast between the shower tile and the black/gray main floor tile.

Granite Shower, Floor & Backsplash Part 3

Below is a granite tile floor with a super complicated pattern and to top it off I installed radiant heating underneath. It's kind of hard capturing these small rooms on film so I'll explain the vantage point for each shot. This first shot is from the entrance to the bathroom.

Here you can see the pattern is the same in each quad. The shower and toilet are to the left.

This shot is from the window looking at the entrance. The shower and toilet are on the right. Notice how the thin row of field tile's pattern between the black accent tile keeps it's consistency.

This shot is from the inside of the shower. Entrance is on the right.

This shot is looking into the WC. I created an alternate design in the walkway between rooms.