Brick And Stone
I did some more running around with my parents this week. Monday, we drove thru a neighborhood of builder foreclosures. We walked around one that was pretty nice. I’ve been trying to figure out what to do with our porch ceilings and I thought this idea might work. I would probably use a less tan stain on it though.
Next we went to one of the brick and tile stores. It was the supplier for our old house and is apparently who our builder uses too. I wanted to see if I could find anything close to what is on my inspiration pictures.
Of the samples in the store, this was the one I liked the best.
They gave us a list of addresses in a neighborhood with several of their bricks. Here are a few houses with that brick on it. (Unfortunately, it was cloudy that day.) I can’t decide if it’s the look I want or not.
Here’s another house in that neighborhood, but it’s by a different builder so we don’t know what the brick is. I pretty sure it’s a different company though because it’s the same builder as my sister’s house.
We had some time, so we ran thru another neighborhood to look for more options.
This one really caught our attention. It’s brighter than I was thinking, but it might work. Also not sure what this brick is, but I have the address and may ask the brick company if they supplied it.
They also had a lot of tile there and I came across a brand I hadn’t seen before. I fell in love with this sample board as soon as I saw it. Right now, it’s my first choice for our master bathroom. The main stone is travertine and the mosaic has metal and clear glass tiles in it.
Here are some more from that company.
Also really like this with the blue, but I’d probably want to use something more neutral.
A possible kitchen backsplash:
This one has a mix of slate, glass and rainforest granite/marble.
They also had more of the crackled glass that I like. This is a different brand that is apparently cheaper than the other one I’ve been looking at, but I can’t find too much info on it.
Also thought this glass tile was neat, but I’m not sure where I would use it.
They had a section of the floor done in a pattern I’d like to work into our house somewhere:
Our last stop on Monday was a stone yard. They didn’t have a ton, but mom and I saw a few that caught our eyes. This is Diano Reale.
This is Botticino Fiorito Marble and it’s really pretty.
This was pretty spectacular, but I don’t think I would put it in my house.
Volga Blue Granite:
I’m considering this Antique Brown Granite for the kitchen perimeter countertops, possibly in a honed finish. It has a slight brown/gray tint that might go with the Cambria Praa Sands Quartz that I’ve been wanting to put on the island.
I went to another stone and tile store today and saw a lot more slabs along with more of the Jeffrey Court tile which will be in the next post 🙂