tiling the mudroom


Posted: March 6th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: excitement, progress, slow progress | Tags: , , | 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.

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first I made a grid… then laid out all the tiles for a dry fitting.

tiling the mudroom

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.

tiling the mudroom

cutting cement tiles is messy business

tiling the mudroom

laying down mortar and tiles

tiling the mudroom

all done!

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!


Dreaming of Tiles


Posted: December 26th, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: supplies | Tags: , , , | 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!

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