Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Ready to order tile!

Found a great tile source: www.hakatai.com

You can create your own custom blend from the stock tile colors and view a generated image of the final blend. Pretty slick... and it won't break the bank. Here's the blend we will order for the bathroom!





















I think we have scrapped the bathtub all together, and have opted to create a walk in shower. It's the second bath and the kids don't use a bathtub... besides the master has a tub if we need it. The tiled shower will work great. Now, we have to dispose of the tub. (sigh.)

4 comments:

Scott said...

Nice blend! That will look fabulous. Smart idea about making a nice shower. Yeah, it's hard to give up that original tub feel, but a new shower will be such a pleasure.

50s Pam said...

Sorry to interfere - but can I convince you NOT to use glass tile? I really truly think they will be "out" as fast as they were "in". How about the same idea - but in porcelain ceramic tile?

Haley said...

Do not worry, Pam...
The tiles we are using are not the ├╝ber trendy glass tiles you are thinking of. I scoured the universe looking for ceramic mosaic with little success. EVERYTHING is "tumbled trabertine-esque" (YUCK!) or the wrong size... or limited colors... or cost more than our house. The tiles we selected are glass, but according to the sample packet states it:

"uses a special formula that produces a more opaque variety of glass mosaics to maximize the colour definition, contrast as well as balance within a blend of different colours. With the most enduring non-fade and crackle-resistant properties that have served the industry for over 30 years."

The samples are very opaque and will give the look/feel of the original tiles used in the roman showers of the 60s.

Thanks for noticing... and don't worry, you're certainly not interfering. Cheers! -Haley

PS- if you have a great resource for porcelain ceramic tiles, I'd love to check it out... our master bath is still on the project list!

50s Pam said...

The company locally that I found is S. J. Masters out of Connecticut. They had the real vintage style romanesque tile that you speak of - in true retro colors. You can see some of them on my site, http://retrorenovation.com - Search S.J. Masters. All that said, though, it sounds like you have found a great new alternative! I think I will contact them and see if they will send me some samples to view for a potential blog post. Good luck.