Well, so much for taking a break from projects. I really thought that Aubrey would be done with doing things around the house after the fence, but today he said that it was time. It was time to buy our tile. Let it be known, that I told him it didn’t need to be done right away, but maybe it’s because we’re on a roll that he feels up for the task.
We went to the best Tile Store, that is named…”The Tile Store“. We drive by it ALL the time, and a few months ago we popped in to see what they had, and it was love at first sight. The tile is now sitting in the store room.
The fact that the shower/bathroom is on the small side, we felt that we were able to do some really nice tile. It will make the new bathroom a little gem. The subway tiles were the least expensive at the Tile Store, I compared the cost to Lowes, and to Home Depot. The cost was about 1/2 the cost of the two big box stores. So the main area of the shower, that accounts for 90% of the bathroom we’re tiling is being done in inexpensive tile, allowing us the little luxury of marble elsewhere.
The Marble hexagon tiles are for the shower floor. The white subway tiles are for the shower itself, and will have an accent of that glass + marble tile that you see. What isn’t shown is the bathroom floor tile (I couldn’t find it in the pile). It’s 12×12 Marble pieces, that I simply adore.
The bathroom, if you recall, is in my studio, so it will be a nice treat to have it so close. 🙂
The Tile Store is located at 20 Bermondsey Rd, Toronto (No website found when I googled it)
EDIT – As some people e-mailed to ask, the pricing advertised in the store is approximately as follows (priced per sq feet) Octagon Tile – $13.00, Marble 12×12 Squares (not shown) – $9.00, Glass + Marble accent pieces $13.00 and Subway Tiles – $2.10. Please keep in mind that pricing @ the store may change, but this is what my notes say from our visit. 🙂