Decorating and Design

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:

BEFORE:

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

BEFORE:

Here is a shot as we were clearing the room.

DURING: 

DURING:

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.

AFTER: 

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?

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22 Comments

  1. 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!!

  2. 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!

  3. 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

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

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

  6. 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.

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

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

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

  10. 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 athttp://cottageatthecrossroads.com

  11. 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

  12. 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…

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

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