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9 Modern Farmhouse Tile Ideas

If you are planning a modern farmhouse tile project like a kitchen or bathroom, you’re going to love these farmhouse tile ideas!

LOOKING FOR HOW TO TILE A BATHROOM FLOOR? Hop over to this post for the full tutorial!

Flat lay of various farmhouse tile flooring samples laid out on a gray towel with plants and a faucet handle laying on the tile

When I was making the design plan for our modern farmhouse bathroom, one of the most exciting design choices was the tile flooring.

I’m kind of obsessed with the look of white carrara marble, so I knew I wanted to go with something like that. But the fun part was selecting a shape and size of the farmhouse tile.

There are so many options nowadays for tile flooring that it can be a little overwhelming. So I’ve got done the hard part for you. I’ve narrowed it down to 9 great options for modern farmhouse tile!

This farmhouse tile post contains affiliate links, but nothing that I wouldn’t wholeheartedly recommend anyway! Read my full disclosure here.

You’re going to love these modern farmhouse tile ideas!!

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Carrara Arabesque Baroque Marble Tile

The arabesque shape of this marble tile brings in a traditional feel to this tile choice. I also love the gray flecks in this marble option.

Tulips Gray Fleur Cement Tiles

These are handmade authentic cements tiles with a gorgeous pattern that fits right in with the modern farmhouse style.

Gray Dot 2″x 3″ Basketweave

You seriously can’t go wrong with something classic like a basket weave pattern for your farmhouse tile. I like the look of the gray dots, rather than the starker contrast of black.

Herringbone Honed Mosaic Tile

The subtle variation of the marble look on this small herringbone pattern brings in a great texture!

Atlas Black Cement Tile

I just LOVE the interesting pattern to this farmhouse tile! We incorporated it into our shower niches in this bathroom (see reveal here) and another version of the same pattern but in gray in our master bathroom (see reveal here).

Calcatta Gold Honed Penny Round Tile

The veining of the gray and gold in this marble is gorgeous, right? The penny tile is another very classic tile pattern that you can never go wrong with!

Handcrafted Antique White Tile

This is subway tile, but with a twist. There’s a handcrafted look to it that brings in a well-worn and almost vintage feel that goes hand in hand with the modern farmhouse style.

Carrara Hexagon Marble Tile

The hexagon shape puts the modern in modern farmhouse! And I absolutely love the light gray look of this marble collection. This one was the winner for us and we incorporated in our bathroom! Learn how to tile a bathroom floor here and see how the bathroom turned out here!

Maze Labyrinth Handmade Cement Tiles

Last, but not least, is a cement tile with a super fun and very modern pattern. I love the contrast of this one!

Aren’t they all amazing?! I know…how did I ever decide between all of these modern farmhouse tile ideas?


Tile Shopping Tips

Here are some tips if you are deciding on tile for your home renovation project.

Definitely order tile samples

Even if you are purchasing your tile in person, rather than online like we did – samples are crucial when selecting tile. It is so helpful to be able to hold the tile samples up to your furniture, paint, decor, and even other coordinating tile.

  • In our modern farmhouse kid’s bathroom, we’re planning on a whole wall of subway tile above the vanity and the entire shower will be white subway tile as well.
  • This definitely became a factor when we were deciding on the farmhouse tile for the flooring. I wanted something with a unique shape, design and size to complement the white subway tile, so it was important to hold the tile samples next to the subway tile before ordering.

Order 10%-20% extra tile

After you measure the space that you’ll be tiling to get your square footage, add 10% – 20% to the number to plan for waste.

  • 10% more if you’re picking up tile in store
  • +5% if you’re ordering online because some may get damaged while being shipped
  • +5% if you’re a beginner and this is your first time attempting to do tile floors because you’ll probably make a mistake or two along the way

Pay close attention to pricing metrics

Some stores will have prices listed as per square foot and some stores will list the tile per piece. Be sure you’re paying close attention when comparing prices so you can compare apples to apples.


Ready for our week 4 update of our modern farmhouse bathroom renovation??

First of all, let me remind you that we’re sharing the renovation as part of the One Room Challenge, which is a bi-annual event where hundreds of bloggers join together to renovate one room in their home and share about it over 6 weeks. Be sure to check out all of the rooms getting renovated here.

If you’re just joining us, be sure to go catch up on all of our One Room Challenge posts:

It’s been a slow moving week since we finished the tile floors (which was 2AM the day of our update last week!). If you remember last week, I mentioned that we were in the middle of a big deadline because we had to get the vanity installed on Thursday before the countertop company came to measure the same for the template.

Well, we made it. Woohooo…it was a doozy though.

Now, the countertop people are coming back out tomorrow morning with the finished countertop to install it. Keep an eye on my IG stories for some sneak peeks tomorrow!

Yesterday we did make some more progress on the other items. We got the shower niche installed, so that will get tiled next week!

We also started installing the flange for the toilet (and discovered some measurements were off, yikes). So we are making some more adjustments to the flange so we will be able to install the toilet soon.

We also purchased everything else we needed for the bathroom. I had been doing some major procrastination while I finalized some design choices, which were really stumping me!

  • I had originally ordered these square bathmats from Target and while I do love them, the size just wasn’t right for the vanity. So after searching HIGH and LOW, I finally discovered that a lot of Magnolia’s rugs are sold in a size that works with our double vanity – 2′ x 3’9”. I ordered this one from Pier 1.
  • We were looking for a narrow vanity light for above the mirrors and everything I was finding was 20”+. I finally found one that I liked from Amazon, but when I went to order it, there was only one left. I did a quick Google shopping search and saw that several other retailers sold it. No big deal. When I proceeded to actually order it from the other retailers, they were ALL on back order 3-4 weeks, which just ain’t happening for One Room Challenge. After over one week of searching, I decided to start over from scratch. I decided on these new two light vanity lights from Amazon that I love. And the best part? They were in stock and arrived quickly. Whew.

Here’s the full to-do list for our modern farmhouse bathroom renovation:

  • Build walls Learn how to build a wall here!
  • Install electrical
  • Rough in plumbing
  • Install exhaust fan/light in water closet
  • Installed insulation
  • Build divider wall for water closet
  • Install pocket door on divider wall Learn how to frame a door in a wall here!
  • Install bathtub drain
  • Hang dry wall
  • Hang wonderboard on walls & lay on floors
  • Texture dry wall
  • Lay tile floors Learn how to tile a bathroom floor here!
  • Seal tile floors
  • Grout tile floors
  • Install vanity
  • Install toilet flange
  • Install countertop
  • Paint ceiling
  • Paint walls
  • Tile surround in shower – Learn all of our shower tile installation tips here!
  • Tile wall behind vanity
  • Install trim & baseboards
  • Install vanity faucets
  • Install toilet
  • Add vanity lights
  • Hang bathroom lights
  • Install bathroom accessories
  • Make DIY wall art – Learn how to make DIY frames here!
  • Hang shelves above toilet
  • Decorate!

Huge thanks to our official sponsors of this renovation!

Dap  |  Avanity   |  The Builder Depot

 

Want more behind the scenes looks at our modern farmhouse renovation?

If you want tons of behind the scenes update on our modern farmhouse bathroom One Room Challenge renovation, the best place for you is my Instagram Stories!! If you want to catch up from the beginning, head over to my Instagram profile and click on the “New Bathroom Build” highlights button. Be sure to follow our account to see you can see the day to day updates and help us out with decisions like these below…Our IG followers helped us already by giving us feedback on dividing walls for water closets and the floor tile options!

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