Slate is a natural stone that is durable and can be sealed to withstand a significant amount of water. In addition, slate comes in a variety of colors and can bring an earthy look to any room. This makes it a perfect material for many different areas in a bathroom. Some home owners are starting to remodel their entire bathroom with slate to create a beautiful and unique look. If this sound appealing to you, you can do the same thing. Simply follow these tips to remodel your bathroom with slate.
When remodeling the bathtub area of your bathroom, consider using sealed slate for your tile surround. Choose a variety of medium toned neutral colors to make sure that this large area does not become too bogged down by dark colors. Before the slate is installed, choose a pattern or layout for your slate to make sure you do not have the same colored slate tiles too close together. Having the same slate colors touching can potentially look unsightly, so try to avoid this.
Slate can make a beautiful and durable bathroom floor. If you decided to install slate as your bathtub surround, use the same color and pattern to bring it to your floor. Doing so will give a cohesive look to the room and will, yet again, keep a large amount of dark slate from being used in a small room. Just make sure that the slate is sealed correctly to avoid problems when water gets on this porous material.
When choosing a slate countertop for your bathroom remodel, you can go a bit bolder. If you like the look of a dark countertop, why not choose an assortment of darker slate. The dark countertop above a more neutral floor can create an elegant look. Just make sure that the slate countertop is in the same color family as your flooring and bathtub surround.
Create a Frame
Once the main portion of your slate bathroom remodel is done, it is time for the finishing touches. Take the same slate that you used on your countertop and create a frame for your plain bathroom mirror. Attach the slate to a wooden frame that has already been made to fit your bathroom mirror. Then, grout over the slate tile with a dark colored grout.
Add in Accessories
Put up some slate wall art in the colors you have remodeled your bathroom with. Kirkland’s, Target and Wal-Mart are just some of the stores that carry slate wall art. In addition, you can always add a water feature to your bathroom. Many of these earthy water features have the water running down slate which creates a beautiful look and sound. These few accessories will help drive home the overall look you are creating.
So when you are looking to remodel your bathroom, slate is a diverse stone that can create an elegant and earthy look. Just make sure as you are choosing your slate that you do not use too much of one color. Doing so could lead to a bland look and not the eye-catching one you are probably looking for. So long as you can select several colors and use them the way it is outlined above, you are sure to get a great looking slate bathroom.