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Margie’s peachy keen penny round mosaic bathroom floor tile

the penny round tile floor in margies bathroomNow that I have Kate, I can work on my email inbox. Which is ugly. There are going to be lots of stories like this. From old emails, maybe very old emails, maybe very very very old emails. My bad. And even worse: I can’t find the email from whence this lovely bathroom photo came. I do know it’s Margie’s bathroom — I saved this photo as “Margies bathroom” stat, because I love her story: This is her bathroom “after” she replaced some sort of other flooring material with this awesome penny round floor tile that I am pretty sure she told me she bought from American Universal Ceramic.

penny round floor tile from universal ceramicMargie, reveal thyself to accept your righteous acclaim at such a lovely bathroom and brilliant floor tile solution. This photo is a little blurry — I’m thinking your wall tiles are mottled peachy pinky white. I recall that Margie told me that she combined a few shades of the penny round tiles onto the floor — what a great idea to mix up things up a bit. This bathroom reminds me of cotton candy — what a lovely confection.

Seriously, Margie, I am so sorry to have lost your email info. Contact me and I will happily add more information about your project. Well done!

  1. Tam says:

    Thanks for sharing this! We have the same tub in “Venetian pink” in our 1955 ranch and are hoping to reuse the pink fixtures after we do a major plumbing renovation this year. We’ll likely use this tile for the flooring.

    1. Margie C. says:

      Tam, get a sample mailed to you from American Universal to check if the pinks in the tiles match your pink or are close enough not to bother you. They ship quickly and it’ll be worth checking. I’ve been very happy with the tile. Now I’m having to replace the slant-back sink due to faucet replacement issues I had, but I’m getting a 1957 peach wall-hung, so very similar.

  2. Angela Isaac says:

    I have this EXACT same color scheme in my bathroom. I’m at a loss how to accessorize however. We have the same tub. Our sink however is on aluminum or chrome legs with the towel racks on the sides? The toilet broke and I have a white toilet in there now, but am going to start looking for a pinkish toilet. Our home was built in 1946 – so perhaps the yellow and pinkish peach color scheme wasn’t original? The flooring is definitely original and there is a marble transom from the hallway to the bathroom. Did you play up the pink more or the yellow more as you accessorized??

    1. Margie C. says:

      Hi Angela,
      I have the marble transition piece at the doorways to my pink half bath and had one (badly cracked) in this bathroom, but the tile guy convinced me to switch it to oak. It works and now that I had my oak floors refinished, it looks fine, but I will probably find a good marble piece one day and switch it back.
      I have used both peach and yellow for decor, changing out the shower curtain according to my mood. I currently have a yellow chenille bedspread with circles of tufting on it, cut down to fit, as the curtain and made a matching valence for the window from it, too. I accessorize with peach towels, primarily, because the shades of peach or terracotta one can buy usually go better with the tub and sink than some yellows do with the field tile. JCP often has good towel colors and Target has recently had lots of good shades. Just keep your eyes open and snap them up when you see them. White feels too stark among the warm shades of peach and yellow. Yellow and peach soaps are easy to come by. You should be able to find a vintage peach toilet (check Habitat ReStores, eBay, Craigslist and get alerts for searches), though the shade might not be exact. Is your neighborhood getting lots of rehabs/flips where they’re taking out original bathrooms? If so, you could go so far as to ask contractors or plumbers to notify you if someone hires them to replace a peach toilet. My “bone” replacement toilet really looks great because it blends well with the pale yellow speckled field tile. The wall color is Behr’s “Oriental Silk” and I’ve seen numerous other pale peach paints that would look fabulous in there if I decide to change it. Good luck!

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