Herringbone Flooring

Our herringbone tile flooring, one of my favorite projects to show off! Ok, who am I kidding, I think I say that about everything Jamie does for me. I am one proud wifey!

The herringbone pattern has been a favorite of mine since I was in fashion merchandising school. It’s a classic design that has been in fashion clothing since probably twill fabric was created. I was so excited when Jamie said he was up for the patience of incorporating it into our home design. Laying a herringbone pattern can be very tedious and completing this zig-zag installation isn’t the easiest but is so worth it!

Herringbone Tile

Prior to tackling our concrete countertops in our master bathroom remodel, we tackled the flooring. As you can see, this bathroom was very outdated and needed a ton of work. Jamie removed the old flooring with a pry-bar. He didn’t have to use a hammer drill like he did in the guest bathroom remodel as these tiles were a lot easier to remove. Being we were gutting the entire room we didn’t have to worry about protecting the walls, trim, doors, or anything in the room.
Jamie Molitor removing bathroom tile

Jamie Molitor's Master Bathroom Remodel, removing tile

Grouting Tile, contstruction2style


I originally wanted an all white bathroom from the floor to ceiling. We had picked out these white long subway tiles in the photo below at The Tile Shop, however, once we laid them down they did not match the already installed white subway tiles in our bathroom shower that we had purchased from Lowe’s. There are endless different tones of whites. If you are planning on an all white bathroom I would suggest getting all of your tiles from the same location. However, after putting together costs for renovating this bathroom, we knew we would go over budget if we tried to go with the white tiles we wanted for the entire room so we reconsidered the flooring.

construction2style Placing Herringbone White Tile

White subway tiles

Jamie had done some research and showed me these wood looking tiles that he really liked. We decided that if I could have the herringbone look and he could have his wood tiles, we could meet in the middle. He originally was not a fan of the all white bathroom. A lot of measuring, cutting, and re-measuring went into this project.

But in the end it was worth all of the hard work! We absolutely LOVE how this floor turned out. And I think it turned out a lot better than if we would have stuck to the original white subway tile flooring. Placing Wood Tiles

I think the dark brown tiles helped to tie in the dark wood trim within the rest of the house and give it a much more “rich” look, and best of all…we paid a fraction of the cost that we would have paid for with the white subway tiles. After picture of Jamie Molitor's herringbone Bathroom Wood Tile bathroom floor

The best part about herringbone tiles is that it gives any room subtle elegance. It turns what can be a simple boring decorated room into a classic-chic looking room.
After picture of Jamie Molitor's herringbone Bathroom Wood Tile bathroom floor

After picture of Jamie Molitor's herringbone Bathroom Wood Tile bathroom floor

I think we are ready to take on the herringbone pattern in a larger area of our next home renovation!

Herringbone wood tile flooring

Herringbone Bathroom Floor

Herringbone Bathroom Floor

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  • Aisha

    I love those floors!!!

  • Gorgeous! We did the same thing in our house, through out the living, kitchen, laundry and bath. I thought we were gonna die. It was the hardest DIY project we’ve ever been through. But it was totally worth it in the end. Congrats, you guys did a really nice job! (Found you on the SITS linky)

    • Haha, oh WOW! You really tackled it!! I’m sure it looks AMAZING! 🙂 Thank you Meredith!!

  • I love herringbone too-and the pattern really glams up your bath! Thanks for sharing at Fridays Unfolded!


    • Thanks Alison! I agree, would have been very white and boring without! 🙂 Thanks for having us!

  • Suzanne

    Question, (hope it’s not too dumb)…the tiles are wood patterned ceramic tile?

    • Hey Suzanne! No dumb questions here 🙂 Yes, they are ceramic tiles! You would never guess it even when you walk on them.

      • Suzanne

        Thanks! They are beautiful…now I have to find some 😉

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  • Botanic Bleu

    A look you will be able to live with for years! You didn’t mention the counter in this post, but I think it ties together with the ceramic tiles very well. The entire bathroom looks up to date with your flooring and the sinks. I would love to see what the light fixture between the sinks looks like.

    Visiting from Nancherrow…


    • Thank you Judith! We so appreciate that! Yes, the countertops we made out of concrete. We did another post on the countertops here. And within the next week I will have a full post on the entire bathroom remodel and will fill you in on where we got the fixtures, sinks, you name it! Be sure to check back in a week. Thanks for stopping by our site!!

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  • Cathie

    Sorry if you mentioned this- but what brand are your floors? They look soooo real!

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  • Ashley Ramirez

    Love the floors! They look like great quality wood!!! I’m wanting to do this. What’s brand and color did you use?

    • Thanks Ashley! They’re actually ceramic tile from Home Depot. And best part- super inexpensive. 🙂

      MARAZZI Montagna Gunstock 6 in. x 24 in. Glazed Porcelain Floor and Wall Tile