At some point we plan to totally redo this room. We've got visions of herringbone tile and a claw foot tub, a more efficient toilet, a new sink and cabinet and a laundry center with a stacking washer and dryer to better use the space. Something like this.
But all of that is down the road. WAY down the road. So in the meantime something really had to be done about the bathroom. Something inexpensive enough and quick enough that it could be done now, amidst floor ripping up, winter prepping and various other projects we have a-going, but good enough to last us at least a few years. Renovating is often like that, balancing what you need to do now against what you really want to do in the future.
So this weekend, along with ripping out the rest of the carpet which FINALLY is finished, we tiled the floor with new stick-down tiles.
We'd never tried this type of tile before, in the past we've used regular stick down tiles for bathroom projects, they are great for small spaces where you don't want to break out the real tile and grout.But these are both vinyl tile AND tile that you grout. So you get a more "real tile" look, I guess.
I'm pretty happy with the look. In fact, if I didn't have it in my head to renovate the room one day, I'd be perfectly happy with the bathroom as is (but oh, I so want a claw foot tub again!). I still have to seal the grout and Will needs to caulk around the tub and toilet, but for a few boxes of vinyl tile and some leftover paint, I think the impact is pretty darn good. Let's just hope these newfangled grouted vinyl tiles hold up. Anyone else used them?
PS, sorry for the dim after photos. It's dark and stormy here today and I couldn't seem to get good lighting in there, but you get the picture, right?