Bluestone Floors

As far as stone flooring goes, white carrara marble makes my heart go pitter patter. I have been putting money in a jar for a long time now so that one day we can redo our master bathroom floor in this gorgeous marble stone. BUT I think I have another favorite now!!! Has anyone heard of Bluestone? Well I sure hadn't! When we were home in Victoria, my step mom Leah offered us their leftover honed bluestone tiles they had! And we all know you can't beat free!!! Here are a few pics of this gorgeous stone in action in case you are like me and had never seen it befor LOL!


I love the stone against white walls!


Here is a photo of our new tiles...they are in very long rectangular bricks on a sheet...so we can stagger them nicely. At first Nathaniel wanted to do a feature wall with them, then I thought of doing a bathtub surround, however we have the type of tub with the acrylic surround all in one piece. So I decided it would look great as the new floors for our second bathroom upstairs.


This seems like a pretty big project for me so even though I'm majorly excited to get started, I am a little bit nervous! I have never done tiles before so I need to do my homework on this one!Any tips or tricks would be great:) I also plan on removing the old vanity and putting an antique one in I just refinished...and since the antique vanity has caster wheels I will be going all the way under the vanity with the tiles.

11 comments:

Jessica said...

Wow, that does sound like a big project but I know you can handle it. I am excited to see what it looks like when you are all finished. I can already picture it!

Jess xox

Amanda said...

i'm feeling super impatient on this one! can't wait to see it all!!!

alana said...

Those are amazing tiles, I love them! You can totally handle putting them in Bec. Be patient and use a LEVEL! I don't know the finish on them but you may want to put a sealer on them to protect them from the grout (we did that with our slate)before you even start. I can't wait to see the end result! Everything you do is gorgeous!!! xxoo Alana

Sara @ Russet Street Reno said...

Typically those kinds of skinny tiles on sheets are used on the walls, but there is nothing that says you can't use them on the floor - I'm very interested in seeing how it looks when finished! They are a gorgeous color.

Ms.Cupcake (aka Becky) said...

Oh wow! This is gonna look amazing! I wish I could see your place live and in person...more likely you will see mine on your way through town one day. Anyhow, love the tiles and cant wait to see what you do! Hope you have a wonderful day! Have you ever been to the fort langley antique mall???

Ms.Cupcake (aka Becky) said...

Hey girl! Quick Q for ya. Which air compressor do you have? we just bought one and I am wondering if you have any tips for me?

hope you have a great day! talk soon,
Becks

Ms.Cupcake (aka Becky) said...

Props for my girl Rebecca! I am awarding you with a Sweet blog award as I just adore your blog and I am so glad to have met you! your home is so beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

xoxo
B

Freckles Chick said...

Welcome back to the blogosphere, Beks!!! (I don't know why but I've got a fondness for my new nickname for you, LOL!)

I love carrara marble (used it in our kitchen backsplash) but I must say you've introduced me to a new love--the bluestone is DIVINE.

Tiling can totally be self-taught! If we can do it, anyone can. My biggest piece of advice is to mix your own mortar to lay the tile on. The pre-mixed stuff in the tub is hit or miss & can take forever to set, which could shift your tiles & lead to hairline fractures in your beautiful grout! We learned this the hard way.

Can't wait to see your reno!

P.S. I will wrap up my longest comment ever by saying: I am so thankful that your dear Nathaniel is back home safe & sound!

Michelle said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! I am so happy to find yours too :-)

Michelle

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Michaela Carlin said...

Hi MIchelle,

I am researching Bluestone tile for a mudroom. I wanted to see if you could forward the name of this tile to me, so I can see if it would work for my project.
Thank you
Michaela