Gorgeous New Floor Tile Completely Transforms an All-White Bathroom

published Jun 25, 2024
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When you have one bathroom in your home, you want it to look exactly how you want it to. Whether you’re going for spa-like oasis vibes or want to bring in a bit of warmth, you’ve only got one chance to get it right. Luke Lusk (@twolinedesign) chose the latter for the all-white bathroom in his home. 

He didn’t initially have plans for a bathroom makeover, but he figured a revamp before settling in was the best way to make sure it actually got done. “[I] realized if I didn’t do it before moving into the house, it would never happen since it’s a one-bath house,” Lusk says.

Credit: Luke Lusk
Credit: Luke Lusk

A little demo goes a long way.

“It wasn’t a drastic change,” he says. But there were issues Lusk wanted to address. “The floating vanity was an eyesore with ugly plumbing below [it], and the [floor] tile had been installed incorrectly, and the floor wasn’t leveled,” he explains. 

Rather than take a sledgehammer to the entire space, Lusk decided to save on costs and demo by keeping the bathroom’s white subway tile on the walls. “We had to do [a] very delicate demo to get the floor up without chipping the remaining wall tile,” he says. That included taking out the vanity without damaging the wall tile surrounding it. Once the tiny black and white hexagon floor tile was out, it was time to tackle the floor underneath. Lusk says one of the hardest parts of the entire project was “leveling the 80-year-old floors!”

Credit: Luke Lusk
Credit: Luke Lusk

New flooring makes a big difference. 

With help from his parents, Lusk installed and grouted new floor tiles from Interceramic. They have a brown gradient hue reminiscent of earthy tones and are a total departure from the previous flooring. “The darker floor tile really grounds the space,” he says.

He also installed a white vanity with cabinets to provide extra storage space, and the leather pulls on the vanity doors tie in nicely with the new tile. “The newer fixtures help it feel like the vintage mod look I was going for,” Lusk says.

Although Lusk says it was very tricky to work with a partial demo — and he recommends considering a total gut in smaller spaces — he loves how the bathroom turned out. “[It’s] so much more functional (read: storage) and beautiful,” Lusk says.