Based on lots of reader questions coming in recently, I’ve been on a bender researching bathroom floor tiles. These random block porcelain mosaic floor tiles from GlassTileStone look like they could work well in a midcentury modern bathroom in a house that is being given a contemporary twist. Not in a midcentury modest or a faithful midcentury modern restoration, though, I think — because it looks like the 2″ x 2″ tiles have a metallic sheen.
Random block mosaic floor tile — one of my favorite bathroom flooring styles! I favor the White Versailles, with medium-gray grout. If I had an earthy happening 70s pad, you might get me to consider the Earth.
“The meaning of insanity or dedication?”
I also liked inspecting the GlassTileStone Versailles tile design because it shows how to combine 2x2s and 1x1s. There are no 1x2s. Moving forward I am adding to my list to research and if I can really get my act together, test, how to put together your own random block designs mixing and matching tiles from all the different makers.
That is: Different tile makers have different colors, different materials, different sizes, and different finishes, of small tiles that could potentially be remixed together into new random block color combinations. Can I really get them to fit together? If so, this could offer intrepid Retro Renovators more color possibilities for their bathrooms.
*sometherapy* for sure, to piece together your own mosaics. But we did have one reader — Nicole — who bought different sized sheets of Daltile tiles and put them together in a random block design in order to avoid the 10-week lead time if you use the Daltile Mosaic Pattern Designer. Insanity or dedication? That’s her quote, above. Gold stars to Nicole for both effort and execution!