A concrete bathroom floor may feel like a bold choice — but in many homes, it's the right one. Not only will incorporating this cool gray-hued material into your primping area add drama and sophistication, but when sealed properly, concrete is also super easy to clean, making it an obvious pick for a wet room. So grab your checkbook: These 10 photos are picture-perfect proof that it's time for a small bathroom-reno.
1. Incorporate rustic charm.
Heather Bullard gives this bathroom some rustic style with a few clever choices. The fabric on the upholstered bench and the weathered, all-natural wood of the floating vanity set the mood, and make the space feel homey. But it's the concrete-tile floor that ties the room together.
2. Playing with patterns.
This hilltop home uses concrete flooring to complement the hexagon-shaped mosaic tile walls in its bright white bathroom, while lush greenery adds a pop of color and lends a hint of bohemian charm.
3. Maximize metal details.
In this Melbourne bathroom, designer Nick Harding used plain white subway tile and concrete flooring as the perfect backdrop for luxe brass fixtures — the true stars of the show in this minimalist bathroom.
4. Serve up some bohemian style.
White walls, rustic wood, and stunning Berber rugs make the ideal partner for the sleek concrete flooring found in this vacation-worthy bathroom.
5. Don't shy away from contrasting colors.
Joanna Gaines got it oh-so-right in this Texas farmhouse, where she paired light and dark concrete floor tiles in a checkerboard pattern. The result: a touch of whimsy, while staying seriously chic.
6. Double up on the drama.
Why stick to concrete floors when you can have concrete everything? Norwegian blogger Elisabeth Heier added a concrete vanity in a slightly lighter shade than the flooring to pump up the drama in her Scandinavian inspired bathroom.
7. Warm up stark Scandi minimalism.
Stark Scandi minimalism won't be going out of style anytime soon, and this award-winning Australian home is a prime example why. We love the way the designer added drama to this bathroom by pairing concrete flooring, white brick walls, and an angled wood ceiling with a romantic claw-foot tub.
8. Add a little glitz and glamour.
Paired with white herringbone wall tile and bright gold accents, this concrete-floored bathroom has an almost art deco feel — or maybe that's just the peacock feather poking out from the corner.
9. Transform simple into complex.
10. Create an intimate arrangement.
Let the concrete climb the walls. This industrial bathroom — which was formerly part of a pencil factory in Cophenhagen — has concrete tile shower walls to match the floor, creating a moody and intimate gray-hued alcove.