Sunday, December 14, 2008

Downstairs Bathroom - Travertine

The work on our downstairs bathroom was begun the second week in November. We were fortunate to find a wonderful contractor (Denny Blaschko, owner of DB Construction - Jackson, MI) to do all of our tile work for us in the house before the Certificate of Occupancy is needed by the end of the year. He did a great job with all of our stone styles that we had already chosen and had out at the job site, gave great nuggets of advice, was always professional and had the entire contract done in under a month!

Here, Denny constructed our built in travertine (floor to ceiling) shower. The tiles are chiaro and efes noce tumbled travertine. After constructing the shower pan liner and adhering all of the tiles to their respective surfaces, he treated the stones with a pro sealer before grouting with an un-sanded grout. He later completed the process with a semi-gloss finish sealer. Likewise, the floor is a honed travertine (bozkir beige). He completed a similar sealing, grouting and finishing process as with the shower.

The fixtures in the shower come from the Kohler Purist line. We will also be installing a glass pivot shower door from the Kohler Purist line, but haven't gotten to it yet.

The freestanding tub is from the Kohler Escale Suite line and the toilet is from the Kohler Serif line. The freestanding riser tubes and tub faucet aren't completed yet, but will be on the other side of the tub, underneath the window.

The vanity is by Art Bathe (it isn't black like many people think - it is actually a deep brown color, very much like Wenge wood) and has an off-set vessel sink with a marble/quartz top. The off-set top was very interesting to try and fit with a centered mirror and sconce lights.
We used Benjamin Moore Aura Paint in Eggshell - the colors are Azores (blue-green color) and Glacial Till (tan color).

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