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We moved to Ireland with the notion of building our "dream" home in May 2007 after purchasing the site earlier on that year. Mr C is Irish and originally from Limerick but he remains in the UK during the week, his job is running www.cruise.co.uk and earning the bucks that will hopefully allow us to "live the dream."

It's taken us almost two years but ground will be broken on the site by the end of May 09!! A lot of blood, sweat & loads of tears (all mine!) have gone into this project already, we left a fabulous house behind in Newcastle...and now for my Kevin McLeod bit, "can the new build can live up to my expectations and the old house we left behind"? I'm not sure...keep watching my blog and you'll find out!!

Sunday, January 17, 2010

tiling time is fast approaching........

Need to decide pretty quickly now, just how I'm going to tile out the bathrooms.  Didn't that come around quick! I  met with Johnny my soon to be tiler last week and ran through with him my sketchy ideas of how I'd like things done.....then he gave me the brutal reality of the m2 I would need to cover...ouch that hurt!

I was planning to use oodles of mosaic tiles in the wet rooms and bathrooms.....that was until reality kicked in about the cost, as always am sticking firm to my budget, there's just no room 'Grand Designs' over-runs here!  So since last weeks meeting with Johnny I've been frantically looking round on-line for ideas for something stylish and a little bit different that won't blast the budget into a trillion fragments like the Bisazza tiles I had in mind would have done!!

So this is what I've come up with.....PEBBLE TILES....what do you think?

I really like this "STANDING PEBBLE" tile as pictured above and the price point I've managed to track it down on-line at marble-mosaics.  Have ordered some samples, I'm an avid on-line shopper and ebay queen, but I shall reserve my judgement as to whether "PEBBLE TILES ARE GO" until I have the samples in hand.


  1. Looks very stylish & textured but think it may be a nightmare to clean - somehow cannot see you scrubbing out gunk from all those little nooks and crevices!

  2. Home Depot sells them from Solistone

  3. Jeremy,

    thanks for that, I've had a look at Solistone...some great ideas there! Wish there was a home depot here!!

  4. MOSAICS!!!
    Check out dune mosaics dot es -best collection in Europe
    distributed by gilroytiles in Sligo.


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