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I Have This Thing With Floors (the Hex Tile Chapter)

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My parents’ big remodel is in the home stretch! There are three bathrooms that need tile and that’s just about it. But three bathrooms worth of tile is a ton of tile! And we’re at that point in the project where my parents are sort of sick of spending money so every dollar spent needs to really count. We used some of the quartzite from their kitchen for the countertops in the bathrooms, so that helped us with the budget, but that limited our tile options too. As we learned picking a backsplash tile, quartzite is gorgeous but is hard to pair up with tile!

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Cement tiles are so cool and I would love to get to use them here, but they’re not in the budget. I also really loved this teak wood tile, but again, it’s on the pricey side. What IS in the budget though is $3.99/sq ft hex tiles. We found a ton at local discount tile stores all around the Valley. Floor and Decor has some really pretty grays and neutrals which would look great with the quartzite. We’re just going to pop out and replace tiles of different colors in a repeating pattern on the mesh sheets. The gorgeous and talented Gwen from The Makerista did this in her bathroom and it turned out SO WELL. I think she actually had to place each tile by hand, which sounds really labor intensive, but look at the results! What a beautiful floor!

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My parents live in a city called Snowflake, and we’ve talked about doing something like these snowflake patterns here, but we’re still thinking about it. Is that too literal? Part of me sort of loves the idea.

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I’ve found a million different patterns on the #Ihavethisthingwithfloors instagram account and hashtag. I feel like this account was made just for me. I majorly have a thing for good floors (and I bet you do, too). Check these out:

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The girls upstairs bathroom is next on my list to tackle, so if all goes well with this tile project in my parents’ house, I’d love to do something sweet and girly like one of these:
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So many possibilities!! This last one makes my heart get all fluttery.  :)
(all images from here unless otherwise noted).
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20 thoughts on “I Have This Thing With Floors (the Hex Tile Chapter)

  1. Thanks for including me, Jenny! It was definitely the most time intensive project I've ever done, but the results (and cost) were so worth it! I plan to do something similar again. Looking forward to seeing what you go with, there are so many options.

  2. I love all of these! The hex tile is exactly what I've been wanting to do in my son's room, but in a very simple white/tan pattern. I just have to finish the entry tile, then the fireplace tile first…

  3. I have a ton of hex floor pictures pinned, because we live in a1906 Denver square it's totally period appropriate and I have been dying to experiment as I would love to have it in my kitchen and a back entryway.

  4. I love an unglazed hex tile…so nostalgic. I recall, long ago, a gal in a magazine who had a white hex tile base on her bathroom floor. She tossed pennies in the air and placed black tiles (I think…might have been a color) where the pennies fell. While I am all about symmetry, there was something so organic with the randomness.

    I can't wait to see what you choose to do. As always, I'm sure that it will be a delight.

  5. I've been dreaming of cement tile floors for our downstairs bathroom, but don't want to invest in that until we're able to invest in the big renovation that bathroom needs. These gorg hex tile floors are inspiring and a little dangerous, because now I'm tempted to try it out myself! Those fringed sandals from one of the photos are pretty inspiring too…

  6. I, too, have a thing with floors, especially hex tiles. The snowflake idea is ADORABLE and definitely not too literal. I say do it! Or any of the other patterns you showed.

  7. I’m dying to see these pictures, but they aren’t loading. Any chance you can take a look on your end and see if they can be fixed? Thank you!

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