Tile

Modwalls Veridian Blend Orchard.

About 4 months ago we purchased the tile for the bathroom remodel, but before it was delivered the store switched ownership and our order was lost forever. The tile never got delivered, and what we chose is now out of stock. For the last two and a half months we have been working with our credit card company to get the bill credited back and things straightened out. Just as it looks like we are seeing light at the end of the tunnel on that issue, Fab.com ran a sale on Modwalls tiles over the weekend and we scored.

I purchased more than enough of the Modwalls Veridian Blend Orchard, to do the bath enclosure floor to ceiling.The tiles are made from 98% recycled glass that is reclaimed from buildings as well as manufacturing pieces from windows and windshields. This gives the tile a soft iridescent sheen and allows the color to shimmer as light hit hits it.The color pallet and look of the tile is inspired by mid century and modern architecture and interior design and can be used both indoors and out. This pattern and color break down works well with what we already have going through out the house, as well as the new brushed nickle hardware and Lacava medicine cabinet.

Tile Shopping

One of the things about our bath remodel that needs to be addressed is the tile for the wall. Originally we were going to go with Heath Ceramic tile, but it looks like we might have to pass on that due to cost, and the time it will actually get the tile we want. What we are looking at is on back order, so today we are tile shopping locally to see if we can find something that looks as good as the Heath tiles do.

So after two hours at the tile warehouse in Merriam, and having looked through about 500 sample of various tiles, we narrowed it down to a specific look and pulled the trigger. Semi-gloss white subway tile that will rise 48 inches, to a band of warm gray glass tile with a 4 inch insert of rectilinear glass tile, followed by more gray glass, then semi-gloss subway tile.

The pattern, and combination of materials work well together. A series of warm muted tones combined with the semi-gloss white. The opaque vs the transparent of the glass. The tile will surround the entire shower enclosure running across three walls, floor to ceiling. On the wall that extends behind the vanity, the longest wall in the room, the tile will run the full width of the bathroom filling in behind the vanity and mirror.

The only thing left to purchase is the mirror, medicine cabinet and lighting. We have a number of items on the short list, so the next step will be drawing up a perspective rendering of the bathroom and trying on the remaining fixtures virtually before pulling the trigger. Right now, it looks like the remodel will start at the end of March, and take about two weeks. Should be a fun spring.

Glow In the Dark Tiles From Lucedentro.

While I was actually looking for bath fixtures to upgrade the shower surround, tub, and hardware last night, I stumbled on this. It made me say WOW!

Italian company Lucedentro, has introduced a new series of Photoluminescence tiles. This product can be used in a variety of applications, and has a rapid charge time with an extended after glow. Approximately 40 seconds for a full charge in direct sunlight, and 1 to 30 minutes in UV and white balanced indoor lighting. Afterglow time is rated to more than 20 hours according to the company.

The tiles themselves are compatible with transparent and semi transparent binders, making them ideal for bathrooms, and kitchen tile areas. The Photoluminescence material can be incorporated into the production of various materials such as glass, ceramic, plastic and wax, so your home can literally glow in the dark. The mosaic tiles are available in a variety of shapes sizes and colors, they look great and the material used to create the Photoluminescence is non-toxic rendering them 100 percent safe.

Be sure and check out the other Photoluminescence Lucedentro has to offer on their website.