green idea: save old bathroom tile

So you're tackling a reno on a bathroom that looks like it belongs in a highway rest stop. In the '60's. Before you swing the sledgehammer, stop and really take a look at all of the individual elements in the room. Can anything be saved? Take a close look at the floor tiles. They may be a garish colour and look horrible with the pink tub, but picture them in a new and modern room. Will they actually work? The answer is often, surprisingly, yes. Retro tiles in unusual patterns and colours are making a comeback, and look great with contemporary fixtures and a neutral colour scheme in the rest of the room.

How to save old bathroom floor tile instead of buying new

Take a look at this bathroom reno featured in Country Living. Simple and cost-efficient.

Before

After

And this one by Rachel at Just a Touch of Gray.  Love the blue floor in the renovated room.

Here are some other cool examples of refreshed bathrooms with vintage floors.

Apartment Therapy

Slow down and think twice before demo day. Sustainable choices can be stylish!

Kelly Anderson

Refreshed Designs

A re-designer focused on natural, sustainable and holistic design.