Just a quick update and then off to another project to finish the outside before winter sets in.
The setters finished up the basket weave floor after several days. Little red spacers are used to keep the pieces aligned. The other red doodads are part of a tile leveling system to keep ‘lippage’ to a minimum.
Here’s the ‘hiccup’ part I mentioned in the previous post. We selected a darker grout for the shower and floor and made a sample to make sure of the color. But when the grout went in it was way too light.
Here’s the insert in the shower grouted. No basket weave pattern. I liked the grout in the shower, but the main floor looked like this too. Little black squares on a white floor was not the effect I was looking for. But this looks cool in the shower.
The good thing about the grout stain is it makes the floors look vintage and more in keeping with an 80 year old house. Most of the projects I do look a little ‘too perfect’ and look new. This floor will allow me to set the tone to add more texture and interest to this space, instead of the plain white pallet my wife prefers.I can now do a little more distressing and visual character building. Can you see the professional design side of me coming out here?
Sometimes mistakes are a good thing.