Video: Bathroom Flooring On The Bias With A Freestanding Bath


If you’re wondering how to jazz up your bathroom floor, why not try using angles in your floor zoning to create an unusual effect? I was very excited to see ‘my’ bathroom on TV this week!

The blue brick effect tiles were laid around the perimeter of the room and the internal area finished with a gorgeous Dee Hardwicke designed petal lattice floor tile, almost like a central mat. I thought it’d be cool to have an angled effect to frame the front of the free-standing bath and I really like the way it looks.

If you decide to do this, draw out the room and include the bath to scale. Measure carefully and work out exactly how many tiles on an angle you’ll need to get the neatest cuts and how far from the bath you want the join of the two different floors to be – ask your floor fitter for help if you’re unsure. If you look carefully, our angle was exactly at 45* so there were no messy edges, and this was achieved by working out the length of the angled line when full bisected tiles were used (6 of them), and then working out how far that needed to be from the front of the bath.

It made me a happy designer when I saw the finished Bath Empire advert 🙂

2015-11-21_00122015-11-21_0014It’s very relaxing this bathroom, with the pale blues and crisp white suite. I avoided using the metro tiles everywhere too, limiting them to just behind the bath and to the basin upstand. There’s a little more colour and contrast that way, with the Sea Ice painted walls in between the suite components. I love the the vibrant coral accent coloured towels with this seaside feel room, it lifts the design and adds a bit of fun…. I think I prefer them to the blue towels – do you?2015-11-21_0016

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