Clare Kinsey

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let’s talk tiles…

The floor tiling is well underway at #theshed!

It can be a bit of a challenge deciding on what finishes and products you want to use particularly when there is so much to choose from AND if you are anything like me – you like it all!!! I always thought we would have beautiful timber floors but we decided that for the downstairs we would choose tiles. We live just down the road from the beach and I don’t want to be obsessing over sand scratching the floor which is a possibility with timber – so the simple solution for us was to use a very easy care floor and you can’t beat tiles for that!
We have chosen a large format tile that looks like concrete. I purchased them before we even started and the lovely people at Beaumont tiles in Mentone were very happy to hang on to them for me until we needed them. There were 5 big pallets so that was very helpful!

They lay quickly because they are so big! Also Richo uses this system which makes it super easy! Tomorrow I will have a go myself and I also want to get the grouting done asap as the kitchen is being delivered on Friday!!!


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Busy weekend at #theshed and a busy week ahead… I will try and post a little more often now that the changes that occur are a little more obvious but that will mean using good old iPhone pics rather than the real thing 😉

Last week all the tile underlay was put down and nailed with the gun but to be sure we had all the nails flush, we have had to check each one and then bang it in. Not a very pleasant job! Anyway it’s done now thanks to Richo & Steve. I did a little area but just not as effective as the fellas! We have chosen to use tiles downstairs as we are close to the beach and it will make dealing with sandy feet easy with little to no damage to the flooring.
We also got a heap of painting done so almost all of downstairs has had its prep coat!

Today Steve was on site early to let the gas company have access to get us hooked up which is a big relief because it initially looked like that might hold us up a bit.


Our goal this week is to get the tiling down – at least as much as we can so that we can get the kitchen cabinets built!!

It’s really moving quickly now with changes all the time!


16 weeks

Finding time to blog some pictures has been a bit tricky as we have been very very busy as you will see. We have a few things to finish off and then we will be starting the floors downstairs. Its really coming together now and has a great feel to it.

Photo credit to Steve 

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