By The Makerista

Published on February 19, 2015

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While sleek, white kitchens and baths will always remain classic, adding a pop of something bold can bring energy and life to these sometimes stark spaces. As graphic and global patterns have played out in fashion and home accessories, we're now seeing them in more permanent components such as tile. Larger, concrete tiles are very popular at the moment, yet they are often hand painted and their price tag reflects that.  But you can get a similar look without being so spendy. When we tackled the master bathroom in our last home, I knew I wanted to do something a bit bold and graphic on the floor.  As I searched for patterned tiles, very little was popping up in our budget so I decided to get the graphic look on my own.

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Using 3 different colors of 1" hex tile, I decided on a pattern and began piecing different sheets together to create something that looked more expensive than it really was. I started with the white sheets and peeled off all of the tiles that needed to be the other 2 colors.  After troweling some thinset onto the floor, I laid down the white sheet and then filled in with the other colored tiles.  The time involved required a lot of patience (perfect for podcast binging), but the task was simple and the cost: minimal.

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After troweling some thinset onto the floor, I laid down the white sheet and then filled in with the other colored tiles.  The time involved required a lot of patience (perfect for podcast binging), but the task was simple and the cost: minimal.

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