Posted: March 6th, 2011 | Author: eliza | Filed under: excitement, progress, slow progress | Tags: floors, mudroom, tiles | No Comments »
so we FINALLY got to put in our lovely Argentine encaustic tiles on the mudroom floor. We’ve been working away on the mudroom, slowly, for a loooonnng time and we bought these tiles over a year ago, before we moved from Buenos Aires! So this has been a long time coming! And it feels great to finally have them down.
first I made a grid… then laid out all the tiles for a dry fitting.
cutting the tiles to fit the space turned out to be a big challenge. we built a little wooden jig to help us cut the tiles neatly.
cutting cement tiles is messy business
laying down mortar and tiles
I did grout them and now we just need to scrub them and seal them and they’ll be done! I have to say that they are not totally perfect, the surface is a bit uneven but… hey, I did my best – I think it’s going to work fine!
Posted: December 26th, 2009 | Author: eliza | Filed under: supplies | Tags: argentina, renovation, supplies, tiles | 2 Comments »
Argentina is filled with beautiful beautiful spanish tiles everywhere; it’s honestly one of the most amazing things about this city. We had the awesome idea to buy a bunch of them to bring home and use in our house in Maine; what a great way to remember Buenos Aires and have these great patterns in our new house. We just have to figure out how to get them home; the logistics are a bit of a nightmare. In the meantime we’ve been window-shopping in the tile district and snapping lots of pictures. These beautiful encaustic tiles can be ordered with custom colors. THEY’RE SO PRETTY!