12 Tiled Floors To Inspire Any Makeover

by Grace Bonney

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Now that I’m starting to come out of winter hibernation mode, I’ve been daydreaming ways to DIY a mini makeover in our tiny upstairs bathroom. There’s hardly any space to move around in there, but that’s exactly the type of room I love because I feel like tiny spaces make for the most impactful makeovers. I’ve been imagining bold tiles to dress up the floor, so I’ve been relying heavily on our #DSFloors feed for inspiration. And, like always, our community does not disappoint. The wealth of amazing ideas is overwhelming and it’s making me think about everything from traditional Moroccan tiles to modern pink cement tiles. I’ll be sure to post whatever we choose, but in the meantime, here are 12 of my favorites to inspire. If you need more floor ideas, check out our favorite floor makeover ideas here. xo, grace

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  • Question from a non-hipster: why do folks always include their feet and shoes in these kind of photos? For orientation? Scale? Just because that’s what everyone does? Just curious. I’m sure one of you wise folks can answer… Thanks! :)

  • I’m a sucker for encaustic cement tiles, but when I got to the mosaics I about fainted. One more gorgeous than the next. But you need to live in Hadrian’s Villa–or more to the point to have an emperor’s budget–to afford those.

  • It adds an interesting perspective. I like how the shoes and feet compliment and sometimes contrast with the floor. It’s like I can imagine real life lived on the floors.

  • Could anyone identify the source/maker/manufacturer of the encaustic tiles in the second image? I love the pattern, and the combination of pink and green is perfect!

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