Wednesday I popped by the site in the hope of catching the tilers at work. I wanted to ask them to leave any left over tiles behind for repairs in case we have any accidents down the line. Turns out they do anyway 🙂
Not one, not two but four tilers hard at work. All the wet area floors were laid and they were about a quarter of the way up the walls. I had a sneak peek in the powder room and was really pleased with what I could see.
They have taken care to match up the floor tile joins with the walls and from what I can tell, before it’s all cleaned up, it looks top notch to me.
There were rather a lot of tiles piled up waiting to be laid. As standard Wisdom include:
- Full height tiling to two walls only of Bathroom and Ensuite (main visible walls)
- Decorative tiled shower niches to all shower recesses
We’ve gone for full height tiling throughout hence the small mountain of tiles. Less painting in years to come and more protection from any Moby Dick’s splashing around!
I decided to go pretty neutral in the bathrooms and add ‘pops’ of colour with towels and a few accent pieces. Wisdom include a small amount of accent tiling with most people choosing to tile the niches or put a vertical strip on the wall of the shower. I’ve gone for a horizontal strip below the mirror on the vanities instead.
We’ve chosen from the standard tile range throughout except for the accent tile in the powder and ensuite. There we went for a real marble mosaic that was later discontinued. We reselected a marble ‘finger’ instead so I was a bit worried to see a sheet of diamonds waiting to be laid.
At least they hadn’t been put up yet! I beetled back to Di Lorenzo and checked the codes on the signed paperwork against the showroom tile book and they were correct – phew! Just a miss pick which will hopefully get sorted quickly.
Friday the site supervisor kindly let me into the house to measure up with the curtain company. No tilers present so I was able to have a good look at the tiling without disturbing them. Really, really pleased 🙂
OK less talk more photos!
It was a bit of an overcast day so the lighting isn’t too fantastic in these photos.
Powder room: in cream – note the high window with obscured glass instead of the standard vertical window in clear glass!
Laundry: Shades of grey 🙂 note the tiled waste in the LHS corner, harder for the creepy crawlies to come visit!
Main Bathroom: White with pale grey marble effect
Main Bathroom: shower with niche
En-suite : in cream (same tile as Powder Room)
En-suite WC: Coving to come off to allow for full height tiling
En-suite: future home of my free standing bath 🙂
Stop press! Caesarstone benchtops due to be fitted this Tuesday.