S found it on line randomly, and it turns out the company is in Wisconsin-cool. These hex tiles come in a whole range of colors, so there is sure to be just the perfect one for your project. Tile floors in older homes often have a very thick layer of cement as a base, even dropping down between the floor joists. To save on time, cost and mess, we decided to lay the new tile right over the old one. We just used a thin set base and fashioned a threshold to account for the slight change in floor level. DIY-ers be warned that they are a bit challenging to install. My generous, talented brother laid them for us, and I feel like I owe him a year of treats for doing so. They cannot be cut on a wet saw because the mesh backing falls apart when you do that. Because of this, he ended up laying in single tiles in the whole last section-told you he was a dear! Grouting was fairly easy (I did that), but, even though these tiles are glazed, I ended up with a lot of haze on the tiles. A grout haze remover and a lot of scrubbing did the job though, and everything ended up looking gorgeous.
Get them at:
Hextile by Tilehaus
We used the "maize" color. They are only 11.95/SF-bargain!
You can also order 5.00 sample cards so you can check out a few colors before making a decision.
the shower curtain:
the light fixture:
OOh-I have so much more to share about this project, but I'm off to a meeting for the Creative Connection.
Come back tomorrow for more on our bathroom remodel!