2019-09-16
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Interior designers?Katie Scott and?Lucy Sargent tell us their top four picks for fab bathroom flooring. Here’;s how to style and shop each look

Our first interior designer is Katie Scott from Caro Design. She rounds up her four favourite bathroom flooring options, which are?practical, stylish and can completely transform a space. Discover why Katie loves these flooring styles and find out what one could be the right fit for your home.

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I love herringbone wooden floors as this classic look can also feel contemporary. Wood isn’t ideal for wet areas such as the shower, but it’s lovely for more general parts of the bathroom. Chevron flooring has a luxe look and, if paired with marble, you get a glam, sophisticated look; if paired with concrete, you get a nice mix of luxe and industrial. If you can’t have real timber due to your floor area, there are some really good timber-look tiles available.

Being heavily influenced by mid-century European style and industrial design, I love terrazzo floors and walls. There are so many options in terms of colour mixes, they add a very cool feature and feel great under the feet. Go bold with this look but make sure the rest of your bathroom is clean and simple to allow the terrazzo to shine.

Concrete looks great when matched with luxurious finishes such as marble – I love the contrast of the two opposite surfaces. A concrete grey palette can also be a good base if you want to use coloured tapware as it goes with everything, especially brass or warmer metals.

Instead of choosing a single floor colour and texture for your whole bathroom, timber slats in the shower are a nice way to define this particular area. Timber feels great under the feet, is softer than tile and works really well when mixed with whites and greys.

Lucy Sargent from Pocketspace Interiors is our second interior designer sharing her four top flooring picks. Scroll to find out her her favourite tile styles.

We have been seeing quite a bit of charred-look timber coming through in the flooring industry so I love that fact that there is now a tile option to match. This tile has such an interesting texture and the plank shape would help to elongate a small bathroom. I can just picture this with a beautiful crisp white wall tile and matte black tapware to make a real statement.

The natural stone look of this porcelain tile is stunning. There’s enough variation in the pattern to give a natural look and the dark charcoal colour highlights all those different textures. This tile could create an ultra-moody master ensuite with a bit of a masculine twist; you could even put this tile on the walls as well. Combined with some aged bronze tapwarefunny pillow cases, this look would create the ultimate sanctuary for adults to escape to.

There are a lot of people out there who love a really crisp, all-white bathroom. I normally steer clients away from a white floor tile because it shows up so much dirt and bits of fluff or hair, but I think this terrazzo tile (above) could be the perfect solution. The subtle texture of the stone coming through isn’t overwhelming, is perfect for people who don’t like pattern, and would help to hide any dirt. And it doesn’t hurt that terrazzo is very on trend at the moment!

Exposed concrete is so simple and has a lovely neutral tone that goes with everything. If you want to do a tiled feature wall, I would recommend going for something a little plainer on the floor such as the Kierrastone grey tile from Tile Max, so the space doesn’t feel too busy. Although at 450mm square it’s smaller than I would normally recommend, it could be a great choice for a small bathroom and the matte finish is non-slip, too.

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1. Terrazzo board, $15, from Kmart.2. Marvel Terrazzo matte white tile, $109.50 per square metre, from Tile Space.

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1. Home Republic Urban bathroom accessories, from $16.95, from Adairs.2. Set Concrete Pearl tile, $119.50 a square metre, from Tile Space.

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1. Herringbone Black Forest planks, POA, from Forte Flooring.2. Caroma Contura freestanding bath 1700mm, $3120, from Bunnings.3. Herringbone tray by Phil Cuttance, $132, from Everyday Needs.

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1. Japanese-style hand-hammered copper bath tub, $11,269, from All Things Copper.2. Through The Wall mixer shower, $1305.60, from Heritage Bathware.3. Sidebar bathmat, $39.95, from Freedom.4. Hinoki amenity box, $129, from Everyday Needs.

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1. Combustion black wood-look tile, $169.50 a square metre, from Tile Space.2. Meir spout and mixer 3, $479, from The Kitchen Hub.3. Zero vanity by Michel César, $3545, from Bath Co.4. Freestanding bath mixer and hand spray by Meir, $1369, from The Kitchen Hub.

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1. Stonebox Antracita tile, $79.90 a square metre, from Tile Max.2. Richard Hutten candlestick for Skultuna, $158, from Simon James.3. MK02 Meir Kitchen traditional mixer in tiger bronze, $679, from The Kitchen Hub.

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1. Marvel Terrazzo matte tile, $109.50 a square metre, from Tile Space.2. Marvel Terrazzo Carrara Pol 60, $149.50 a square metre, from Tile Space.3. Curvature vase by Rachel Saunders, $140, from Fourth Street.4. Small terrazzo bowls, $70 each, from Wundaire.

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1. Harvest planters, from $59.90, from Paper Plane.2. Kierrastone grey tile, $44.90 a square metre, from Tile Max.3. Avaa concrete taps, AU$550, from Wood Melbourne.4. Wood Melbourne concrete vessel basin, $1299, from The Kitchen Hub.

Interior designers:?Katie Scott and?Lucy Sargent.

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