Here's what I'm looking at:
Showers: 7 of the 9 showers will have tiled pans, and for that we're going with a 1" hex tile in white for the base, with white 3x6 subway tile for the surrounds, laid in a brick pattern. Grout color hasn't been finalized, but probably a pale grey.
Floors: continuing the hex, we'll be using a matte glazed 1" hex tile for the bathroom floors. Same grout as the showers.
Walls: in a couple of bathrooms, we'll be tiling walls up to a chair-rail height, and we'll be using the 3x6 subway tile and brick pattern, same as the shower surrounds.
Holding my hand through the final steps of the process is my new best friend, Liz at Flat Rock Tile and Stone in Claremont, NH. Here are the reasons I love Liz:
1. She's super nice.
2. She's knowledgeable, helpful, and professional.
3. She has an iPhone.
Okay, I'm only slightly kidding on that last one. (After all, we are mac folks around here...)
Anyway, Liz was great in helping me make some final decisions, and the order for the floor tile is now in. Little does she know just how many decisions are still to be made... tiled-in shower fixtures, misc. trim, etc...... Ugh..... It would be easier if I loved tile or didn't care, but unfortunately neither is true!