We have spent most of this week looking at tiles. We don’t have a lot of tiles, but we have somehow managed to avoid thinking about them, and now it’s decision time. We went to National Tiles last weekend and left there totally uninspired. Given the natural materials we have in the house (bamboo, red gum and marble) we thought we’d have a look for natural tiles. Our best friend Google led us to Edwards Tiles where we found Black Velvet limestone tiles for the laundry and bathroom floors. The tiles can be sealed with Aqua-Seal Bronze+, a water-based no VOC natural look sealant.
Having chosen these we just had to find tiles for the bathroom shower and the ensuite floor. We went to Metric Tile, where they had a great range of tiles, with lots of them in patterned displays to make it easy to picture how to use them. Even so, we struggled to make a decision on the bathroom, but when we asked for a period style floor for the ensuite we made a great find. Out the back they had the perfect tile. It was a clearance lot and pre-dated the implementation of their computer system (almost authentic period!).