White metro tiles contrasting against luxurious dark paint have given Dave's ensuite bathroom in South Wales the designer hotel look. We found out more.
My family and I have lived in our house for eight years and always hated the ensuite bathroom. Despite this, it has ended up being the last room we've renovated in the house. It's a very small room and there isn't any flexibility in the layout due to a supporting wall and the top of the stairs being in the cupboard! That meant that we really had to focus on the tiles to completely change the room. The existing tiles were horrendous, the majority of the room was tiled in white mosaics which had so much grout - it was a losing battle to keep them clean, especially in the shower.
Initially, we were going to go to the other extreme and have large wall tiles, but having looked through Pinterest and Instagram for inspiration, we kept going back to white metro tiles, with dark grout to make them really shine.
Having looked at a few websites, we decided on the Vital Tiles from Direct Tile Warehouse, as we'd seen another customer project using them and thought they were perfect, as well as the longer 30cm length being more appealing than the traditional 20cm. Originally we were going to use the coordinating black tile for the inset shower shelf but decided we didn't need to do that in the end. The tiles were really easy to order and we popped into the showroom to collect as we live nearby.
When it came to choosing grout, we changed our mind about using black and went for Grout 3000 dark grey for a slightly warmer feel.
We always thought the walls were going to be white for a really fresh look, but we changed our minds at the last minute and opted for a really decadent dark shade instead which we absolutely love.
We are so thrilled with how the ensuite has turned out, we think it looks like something you'd find in a fancy hotel! We have had so many compliments on it. The tiles are great quality and so easy to clean. We were actually too scared to use it for a while, it almost became a 'show bathroom'!
Thank you Direct Tile Warehouse, we would happily recommend you to anyone looking for tiles for their project.
Get the look: Vital Metro Tiles
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