Category Archives: Flooring

Tile Progress and Dramas

For a little while today we thought we might need to pick a new shower tile for the bathroom.  The marble tiles we had chosen were delivered today and 80% of them were chipped.  Our builder immediately packed them up and took them back to Metric Tiles.  Apparently the tiles we chose were seconds, although this was never made known to us.  The tiles were in the clearance section marked at 50% off, but every tile we saw was whole and in good condition, and there were no signs saying they were seconds!  Thankfully our builder put in the hard yards and argued the case on our behalf and Metric Tiles agreed to replace them with a different marble tile at no extra cost. 🙂

New Shower Tile
New Shower Tile

The black velvet limestone has been grouted – with the dark grout – and is looking great.  It should look even better once it has been sealed.

Bathroom Floor Tiles
Bathroom Floor Tiles
Laundry Floor Tiles
Laundry Floor Tiles

The ensuite tiles have been placed in position ready for grouting.

Ensuite Floor TIles
Ensuite Floor Tiles

 

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Waterproofing and Tiles

The bathroom and ensuite were a lovely shade of green on the weekend – waterproofing.  There was also a big pile of limestone tiles in the dining area.

Water Proofing - Ensuite
Water Proofing – Ensuite
Water Proofing - Bathroom
Water Proofing – Bathroom
Bamboo Flooring Underlay and Black Velvet Tiles
Bamboo Flooring Underlay and Black Velvet Tiles

Today I had to decide whether to have white/light or black/dark grout with the Black Velvet tiles – I chose dark (the tiler agreed, hubby wants light).  I think I’ve won that one!  The tiles have put been in place in the bathroom, toilet and laundry.  They are a bit dusty at the moment, but once grouted and cleaned up will have a sealant applied.

Black Velvet Limestone Tiles - Laundry
Black Velvet Limestone Tiles – Laundry
Black Velvet Limestone Tiles - Bathroom
Black Velvet Limestone Tiles – Bathroom

The tiles for the ensuite have also been delivered.

Ensuite Tiles
Ensuite Tiles

 

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The floor is spreading out

Quite a lot of the bamboo flooring has been laid.  The main exception is the kitchen area and pantry, which were covered in cabinets on the weekend.  I had my first look at it on the weekend, and I love it – even covered in dust it looks great.  The builder laying the boards is being very meticulous about mixing up the colours.  His one complaint about this flooring is that the boards are shorter than standard hardwood floor boards.  Quite a lot of the floor has been covered up to prevent damage, but there was enough to get a good look.  Even Oscar was impressed.

Bamboo Flooring - Living Area
Bamboo Flooring – Living Area
Bamboo Flooring - Hallway (protected)
Bamboo Flooring – Hallway (protected)
Bamboo Flooring - Master Bedroom
Bamboo Flooring – Master Bedroom
Bamboo Flooring - Bedroom 3
Bamboo Flooring – Bedroom 3
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