I am sorry to report that I have to renovate my main floor bathroom. There is a leak in the bathtub. We have had plumbers in twice and caulked and re-caulked, to no avail.
I actually like the 70's 2x2 black and white tiles in the bathroom, which go well with my 70's house, so I am not happy about the prospect of a renovation. The dollars I see flying out of my pocket do not help.
This bathroom has the ONLY bathtub in the house, and so we will have to incorporate a new tub into the plan. Also, it is both the guest bathroom and the kid's bathroom, so practicality must prevail. The fixtures will be white. Marble is too formal for my casual home. I don't want to stray too far from the 70's architecture and style. I am considering slate tile for the floor.
1. What do you all think of slate in the bathroom?
2. It is a very small room - think typical 50s sized bathroom. Should I use 12x12 tiles or are smaller slate tiles available and would those be better?
3. What do you think of granite for the counter? Is it practical considering the kids? What is the cost per linear foot? Any other ideas with a slate floor?
4. If I have slate on the floor and granite on the counter - what do I do about tiling the tub/shower? I do not like those "surrounds" so tiling is a must.
Suggestions gratefully accepted!