The UPS Freight truck delivered eight boxes of Daltile’s Rittenouse Subway Tile earlier this week and two boxes of black & white hexagonal floor tile. With the arrival of the tile, we’re one step closer to having a functional bathroom.
After thoroughly researching tile, I approached Daltile and told them how I would like to use their USA-made tile in the guest bedroom bathroom (our first of three bathroom projects). I asked the company if they would be interested in sponsoring our bathroom renovation project. Daltile was generous in providing the wall and floor tile which I chose for the guest bath.
I decided on 3×6 semi-gloss Arctic White subway tile for the walls.
And I decided on 2″ hexagonal B&W mosaic floor tile which transports John back to one of the bathrooms in the house where he grew up–built in 1886. For me, whenever I see subway tile, it takes me to the London Underground.
First, John will install Durock and then the tiling project will begin; I can’t wait! Instead of the traditional offset pattern, I’m considering a Traditional Herringbone pattern for the subway tile walls or possibly Diagonal Herringbone. Either pattern adds personality to a basic white wall.
For anyone thinking about using colored subway tile, the sky’s the limit in the creative department when choosing fun and interesting patterns such as Crosshatch, Straight Herringbone, Running Bond and Diagonal Offset. Choose two different splashy colors or go bold and dramatic with black tile.