Sunday, March 02, 2008
Tiled showers and Supplies
Today we have snow, 4-8" expected. It's sloppy wet stuff, and seems to be melting fast already. Max seems to enjoy it! Yesterday, we had a record 74 degrees. Just a teaser for springtime. Below is a view from the great room on a warm late winter day.
Lots of materials were delivered. The wood flooring was delivered a week ago. It sat in the trailer for a couple of days until it was unloaded. Lori and I didn't quite like how it was stacked so we spent a couple of hours ordering out the stacks by size. It looks pretty good, and will be very rustic looking when the finish is applied. There were a lot of wide planks, some as big as 12-14", and quite a few up to 20' in length. The wood needs to sit in the house stacked so it doesn't deform (crown or cup)while it drys with the radiant heat.
Most of the tile has been delivered as well. Below is the sandstone/slate that will be in the entry foyer, laundry room, nook and mudroom. It looks a little orange here but has lots of browns, reds etc and compliments well with the exterior stonework. The sandstone is stacked against the wall. About 500 square feet in total. We lucked out on the price, at about 75% off. In front of the sandstone is the "rainforest" marble that will go in the master bath as decorative pieces in the shower and on top of the tub deck. The sink counters will have slab.
We did see similar tiles at another dealer, but this sandstone has the interesting feature of having fossils showing nicely. Lot's of plant leaves with an occasional shell. It also was considerably less.
Also stacked in the garage and just waiting for a worker or 2 are the ceiling slats. These are pine tongue in groove that will be nailed and glued to the ceiling, with the "support" beams built out as well.
Tiling has started downstairs. Below is a guest bedroom bath. The tiles are porcelain. 2 bathrooms have the same finish, and the exercise room has a different tile coloring but similar style.
The guest master shower is below. The tiling will extend out over the bathtub deck to the right ( sorry no pic)
Also in storage, the master bath travertine, a little darker here than the coloring that we expect.. 16" X 24". This will go on the floor only.