Everything in the laundry room basically came down to the tile. While I found some 12 x 24 tiles that I loved for under $2 per square foot, there is a floor drain in the middle of the floor with a large sloping space all around. We figured that going with a mosaic would work best because there was some movable room within that 12 x 12 space. The problem with mosaics is that most are made for walls and most of them run about $8-12 per square foot. That would add up insanely fast.
After doing rounds at Menard's and Home Depot and becoming extremely frustrated, we somehow stumbled across the Thrifty Decor Chick blog's post about her laundry room floor. Seriously, go check out how awesome her floors turned out! The tiles she chose were something that I had seen and was interested in but didn't really know if it was the style I wanted. At $2.57 a square foot it was really the best option. But seeing her floor installed with the gray grout totally had me sold.
Choosing the tile helped land us here...
- KASSETT Box with Lid, Green
- PRÄGEL Countertop
- AKRUM Base Cabinet with Shelves, White, Abstrakt Gray
- American Olean Sausalito White Ceramic
So, the dark cabinets don't make things too dark (I don't think they will), we plan on topping them off with a simple white laminate counter top. I have some great mint green accessories that I've been gathering in hopes to use in the laundry room, hence the green boxes. I'm not crazy about the style but it helps to give it the right feel and not seem so clinical with the whites and grays at the moment.
Over the weekend, we went and picked up all the tiles we will need. It required a stop at two different Lowe's stores to get them all, but we're ready whenever we can get in and get that done. Let's hope that lands nicely on a weekend (hopefully next!) and we can get it all done.