Laundry Room Tile – Before and After

This has been a crazy week with my laundry room and downstairs bath tile being replaced.

Today, I’ll show you how the laundry room turned out since the bathroom is not finished yet.

Oh, don’t get me wrong, the tile guys did their job and are finished.

It’s just that I couldn’t leave well enough alone and had a brilliant idea to paint the bathroom vanity.

If I EVER get done with that disaster of a project, I will show you that room.

For now, we will enjoy the laundry room.

If you’ve been following along, you might remember that this is what the tile floor looked like before:


The tiles were supposed to be white – yet always looked dirty.


Here is a shot as we were clearing the room.



As you can see, we had a small setback by the door when we discovered rotting wood due to some water damage last summer.

Needless to say, the tile guys had to fix the sub floor before tiling.


The new tile is in!

Too bad it is not sunny today.

Maybe I will update with better pictures if the sun comes out!

As you can see, the grout matches the tile really well.  This time, they put in a special grout that resists stains better.  Hopefully it works because this room can get dirty!

Obviously, this is an unstaged-real life shot…

Below the door and in some areas, I still have to touch up some paint.  Maybe I’ll also change the door hardware!

Here is what it looked like before. The Laundry Room is on top and the hall is on the bottom.

Seriously, could that grout be any dirtier?!!

In the photo above, you can see the hallway on the left and the laundry room on the right.

The laundry room picks up the darker tones from the tiles in the hall and they blend really well together  (much better in person – believe me!)

You might notice we replaced the “saddle”between the two rooms from gray to tan.

Of course, now I am thinking about changing this tub to a real sink.

Will I ever be done?

Oh yeah, and I think I am going to repaint the whole room.

It seems so drab with the Ben Moore Providence Olive color now.

But for now, I think I will just enjoy the new floor!

Do you ever feel like these renovations go on forever?



  1. marty (A Stroll Thru Life)
    April 8, 2011 / 2:49 pm

    Your new tile is wonderful. I love the new color. Hugs, Marty

  2. Heather
    April 8, 2011 / 3:37 pm

    The new tile looks great. I feel the same way about my house. If only I could win the lottery and just get everything done!!

  3. Coastalpines
    April 8, 2011 / 4:28 pm

    Looks marvelous ~ love it! I'm a big fan of the wall color, I may look into that for one of my rooms. The black bench and hooks are nice in there too…everything is so organized. Have a great weekend!

  4. Ann from On Sutton Place
    April 11, 2011 / 12:43 am

    Great job on this…I think I might actually enjoy doing laundry in a room like this! Mine is in the basement and NOT nice. I found you at Debbie's and am your newest follower. I like your blog title…come visit me if you have time ~ Ann

  5. Anonymous
    April 11, 2011 / 12:48 am

    Love the tile; good choice! As for the laundry tub: what do you think about making a skirt?Blogless Peggy

  6. ⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜
    April 11, 2011 / 1:40 am

    What a job there girl! But so well worth it. Looks fantastic. Thanks for joining my newbie party.

  7. DecorandtheDog
    April 11, 2011 / 1:43 am

    Your laundry room turned out great. Mine is on my list!!Stopping by from Debbiedoos!

  8. ℳartina @ Northern Nesting
    April 11, 2011 / 2:08 am

    Your new tile looks fantastic!! Martinastopped over from Debbie's newbie party!

  9. Robyn
    April 11, 2011 / 3:46 am

    Looking good!Popping in from Debbiedoos.

  10. becky
    April 11, 2011 / 9:17 am

    I totally love a laundry re-do and yours is so clean!!! and beautiful.

  11. Gayle from Vintage Farmhouse
    April 11, 2011 / 10:59 am

    Love the new tile, good job complimenting the hall tile. Combining two different tile designs can be difficult. Thank you for sharing. Found you on Debbiedoos Newbie party.

  12. Tiffany
    April 11, 2011 / 5:33 pm

    I love your new laundry room. BTW I'm your newest follower.

  13. Pam
    April 11, 2011 / 10:02 pm

    It looks GREAT! I love the new tile. Have a great day.Pam

  14. Doreen @ Redesign by Grace
    April 11, 2011 / 10:33 pm

    Big improvement! Thanks for sharing the messy in between photos too. Those are the ones that really inspire me. 🙂

  15. Ann-Marie ~ Brambly
    April 11, 2011 / 11:35 pm

    I am so envious of your clean, well organized laundry room. Mine is appalling right now. Ann-Marie

  16. Karen
    April 12, 2011 / 12:05 am

    That is a great laundry room, the new tile is really beautiful. Stopping by from the Newbie Party. I'm also from New Jersey!

  17. [email protected] at the Crossroads
    April 12, 2011 / 12:22 am

    Love the Caribbean too and I'm really loving your laundry room. I like the suggestion about putting a skirt on your sink. I'm visiting from Debbie's Newbie Party. Come visit me at

  18. Kathrine
    April 12, 2011 / 1:35 pm

    I think you did a great job, the new tiles blend perfectly with the ones in the hall. And brilliant idea to change the "saddle" to tan! The whole thing looks almost like terracotta tiles, well in a lighter version! (Anyway, I am so jealous you got a laundry room – me I'm living in a small apartment, no room, sadly).I am visiting from Debbie's party, and follow along now! 🙂 Have a happy Tuesday

  19. CalypsoInTheCountry
    April 12, 2011 / 3:23 pm

    Thanks for all of your wonderful comments! I am trying to catch up today so I will try to visit each of your blogs. A couple of you mentioned putting a skirt on the sink…hmmm that is a great alternative to getting a new sink. My husband will love you for it! Actually it is a great idea because I love the deep tub sink now and I am sure it would be very expensive to get a real deep sink in a cabinet. Let's see if I can actually be creative enough (and skilled enough) to make the sink skirt myself! This should be interesting…

  20. Carolyn @ Adrift on the Lake
    April 12, 2011 / 8:00 pm

    Visiting from Debbiedoo's and so happy I did! I'm your newest follower. Love this laundry room!!

  21. Orange it Lovely
    April 13, 2011 / 7:14 pm

    Hey fellow Jersey girl!!! Love love the new tiles! Looks wonderful!Im a new follower! Tana

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