In preparation for selecting laundry colours, humour me with a little diversion into the world of tiles. Tiles are my new obsession. I think I may have fallen victim to the influence of fashion because I never used to like tiles.
Maybe it is the fact that I’m currently living in “The City of Tiles” where every second building, old and new, short and tall, is covered in tiles. Tiles are literally everywhere. They wash up on the beach in front of my current abode after each high tide. There is even a tile museum in this city!
Or maybe it is the hours I’ve spent on Pinterest lately, where dreamy pictures of tiled floors woo me. I’m thinking that the laundry floor could be a little bit fancy. Check out these tiny squares of art you can walk on:
And here’s how they might look en masse in my laundry:
You might have noticed a couple of prices above that make you choke and no doubt any one reading from our building company will be laughing in a “Tell her she’s dreaming” kind of way. So I’ve come up with a poor woman’s alternative:
In fact our laundry has only about 4.5 sqm of floor to be tiled, so potentially the difference between the standard tile allowance ($60 per sqm) and some tiles from Jantana Interiors could be less than $500, plus additional installation fees for a smaller tile. The builders don’t allow owners to supply materials, so this is something that might have to be done after handover.
Aside from the cost, would you do it? Have you found any suppliers of beautiful tiles in Western Australia? Did you lay any tiles after handover or manage to sweet talk the builders into laying something different?
Want to see more beautiful tiled floors? Visit my Pinterest “Floors” file by clicking here.