Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Bathroom and Laundry Tiles

We made the laundry and bathroom selections last week and it proved to be one of the hardest decision that we have had to do. You have to keep within the budget yet still get something that looks good. You also don't want to get anything that will date to quickly.

So seeing our budget was already "at the limit" we went in with an open mind and came out with a sore one!

We used polished porcelain in our last bathroom and they were great so we really wanted to get similar tiles this time around. Here was the first issue as they started at $49 p/m, and the allowance from the builder was $25. Determined to get what we wanted we went searching through the displays trying to find something that we both liked - and we found it..... and it was discontinued!! 

After some more backwards and forwards we could not find anything that was within the budget that we liked and were getting quite frustrated until.... We came across a 600x300 white polished wall tile in porcelain for $18 p/m on special. Seeing that most of the tiles that you use are on the wall it saved us $7pm that we could allocate towards a more expensive floor tile.

We then found an awesome looking charcoal/stone/grey looking porcelain tile and it was $38pm - and what we saved on the walls we used towards the floor. We also managed to get some square floor wastes as well which we have used before and look great.

After the long task of the bathrooms we went with a lighter coloured laundry floor tile (again in porcelain) and used it on the walls as well. We are now really happy with our selections and cant wait to see the result.

Bathroom - wall and floor tiles
Bathroom - floor tile
Floor wastes - with tile insert
Laundry - wall and floor tiles

1 comment:

  1. Lovely choices... we had the square wastes in our last home. they look great and are easy to clean. I really like your colour choices!