Holy moly, Wednesday and Thursday were a flurry of tile-related craziness. In the past 48 hours we have been to the granite fabricator, the contractor tile place (twice), two different discount tile places (and we went to one of them twice, in two different cities), another tile place, and Home Depot (to two different locations). A freaking flurry of activity, I tell you! Not to mention the FOUR times we went by the flip today. This flipping stuff is serious business!
Luckily, there was some serious eye-candy along the way. Check out some of these gorgeous slabs of granite that we saw at the contractor tile place:
Seriously, it’s crazy to think that such beautiful materials were dug up from the earth – it’s so awesome! I drooled, I fawned, I caressed each and every slab. Then I had a reality check and moved along . . . slowly.
By the end of Wednesday we had picked out the marble countertop for the master bath:
the travertine countertop for the jack and jill bath:
and the countertops for the kitchen.
We also picked out this gorgeous glass and marble tile backsplash for the kitchen (which we picked up on Thursday) – it looks fab with the granite and will be such a great focal point looking from the den into the kitchen:
For the bathroom off the kitchen, we picked out white subway tiles accented with taupe glass 2 x 2 tiles for the shower walls and 8 x 12 marble tiles in a herringbone pattern for the floor – I can’t wait to see how it turns out!!
The laundry area is tiled in a honed travertine (still waiting to be grouted):
The master bath will be done all in matching marble, with the floors done in 12 x 12 tiles, the shower walls in 3 x 6 subway tiles, and the shower floor in a tiny hexagon tile – I am beyond excited about this bathroom and I hope they’re finished soon so that I can show you pictures!! Here’s how it’s looking right now (not too exciting):
We had a minor faux pas with the tile for the master shower – there was a miscommunication with the supplier and they gave us crema marfil porcelain tile rather than crema marfil marble tile. Both of us just referred to crema marfil, and assumed we were talking about the same thing. The mistake wasn’t discovered until we lugged those ridiculously heavy tiles back to the house – and the porcelain tile has a distinct grayish cast that doesn’t match the marble – oops!! That’s the reason behind one of our many repeated trips to the tile place. Lesson learned – always refer to the full name of the material when you’re speaking with a supplier, and always check inside the box before you leave the store.
Whew! So busy but so fun. And I still can’t believe how quickly things are moving along with the flip. I swear, it’s going to be finished and ready to put on the market before I have a chance to blink!
So now you’ve heard what countertops we chose for the flip – what do you have in your house?
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