Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Tile Update

When I went down to Salt Lake, I happened to mention the fact that I needed to do something with my bathroom to my Uncle, GV.  He lays floors (tile, lamanent, wood, vinyl, etc...) so I thought he might have some tips for me before I dived in.  He asked if I had tile and I told him we were still looking.  Then He jumped up and said 'well come out here and look I have tons of left over tile.' Wonderful!! I know!! Free tile?!!?  I was so happy because we were a little worried about expenses and this could cut them in half.  So I jumped up and went out to his garage. And boy did he have tile.  The biggest problem wasn't that he didn't have very much but that he didn't have very much of a set kind.  I found tons of beautiful slate, granite and marble but there were only about 10 tiles each of them.  I finally settled on this 

It is lighter than in the picture.  It is off white and is almost the same color of our walls.  The smaller tile is granite (light tans, brown, and white) and we are going to cut that in half length ways to use it for an accent border.  We will probably put it in between the two rows or on top against the ceiling.  And he had 4 boxes left over of the big tile so we have enough to do the whole thing.  I am excited.  We will have to do some cutting on the tiles and I hope we can do it without breaking many.  We can probably afford to break some of the big tiles but the granite is limited.  And thats the problem with not buying the tile ourselves but oh well! I'll take what I can get, especially when the word free is involved : ) !!!  

5 comments:

Brittany & Gary said...

You know what the best part about that tile is? It's big! Less work and grout to worry about getting icky in the shower. I do like the color though. I LOVE the granite. To bad there wasn't just a slab laying around of that! Haha, yeah right. It would make an excellent counter for your bathroom. How are you going to cut it? Don't you need a special tile saw like uncle GV?

Doug & Jessica said...

Yeah I do need a special saw. But GV said that Home Depot should let us use the one they have in the store if we bring the tile in. So we will just have to have it already measured. Yeah I love the granite too the problem is its so dang expensive! I would totally love to put it as my bathroom counter. But it works ok as an accent : )

Richelle said...

That looks great! And free is wonderful!

Traci said...

That is awesome Jess! I'm excited to see the finished product. When are you going to get started?

By the way, I love your new blog design!

Leslie said...

Hooray...when you guys are done doing your bathroom, why don't you run over to my townhouse and do the same thing? Just kidding...that is awesome...I will love seeing the finished product!