Romantical

I guess I've never been the chocolates & roses type when it comes to Valentine's Day.

Nothing says "Happy Valentine's Day, honey!" (to me) more than a newly tiled bathroom floor. Mr. FC sure knows how to get me all hawt and bothered. My present to him? I let him choose the tile =) I wanted marble but we compromised and this was his choice.
And nothing says "Let's get romantical!" more than messy hair, Freckles Chick hogging the tile saw, and 2 days of not showering. Holy ripeness!
{ We went with honed slate, a special order from Home Depot.
Slate is irregular by nature and a honed finish gives it an ultra- smooth, sleek, modern look.
Note: Slate is porous so it's recommended that it be sealed if used in a bathroom or any place where there might be contact with moisture. We will treat it with a few coats of sealant before grouting. It also requires resealing at least yearly but the look is worth it for us. }
Thank you Mr. FC for giving me the best Valentine's Day present I could ask for =)

20 comments:

  1. I love the choice and the usage of ripeness lol.

    Tony would love to have tile like that in our bathroom . . .

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  2. The tile is AMAZING and that last picture is hilarious. :)

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  3. You two are so cute. That would've been my ideal V-day present too!

    I can't wait to see this bathroom finished. : )

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  4. OOOHHHH! Looking good! Sounds like a lovely Valentines to me!

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  5. I have the same definition of a romantic Valentines day ;) Nothing beats getting down and dirty together!

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  6. Ok, how bad was it to install? I hear slate is a challenge to install and get fairly even. It looks absolutely beautiful though!

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  7. Wow what a great gift idea. It's so funny how things once you get a house. I'm like you now instead of a nice piece of jewelry I would much rather have subway tile. Craziness.

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  8. Thanks you guys! I guess it's a sign that we're all grown up and mature. Or maybe we just really like tile =)

    M~ Since we worked w/ the honed slate, it was a bit easier to get it all even. (Mr. FC whipped out the handheld level on every row.) Still, the thickness of each tile varied slightly, so it was a matter of making sure there was enough mortar under the thinner pieces to raise them up, etc.

    Also, slate is softer than ceramic so some pieces were damaged straight out of the box. Once it's all grouted and sealed, I don't think it will be a problem unless we decide to have a dance-off or something in there. =)

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  9. I was just having this conversation with some friends and the consensus is that showering on the weekends is for losers.

    The tile is beautiful -- as are you my dear!

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  10. The slate is awesome - love the choice. Call me unromantic, but I would take that anyway. Who needs flowers that will die within a week?

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  11. You wouldn't mind driving down to the Castle Rock area and putting in some tile for me, hm? I mean, I don't know if you saw what I did to our bathroom, but it's awful and the carpet needs to go far far far away and I'm about ready to rip it out with my own two hands and just let us walk on whatever is left under it.

    Husband and I are not fixer-uppers; it took us two hours one night to figure out how to change a lightbulb in our recessed ceiling lights. Hee.

    All jokes aside, your tile looks amazing. I'm so jealous!

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  12. Best.valentine.gift.eva.

    It is gorgeous.

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  13. That's my kind of Valentine's gift. This is going to be the hottest bathroom in Colorado. My bathroom's already suffering from self esteem issues.

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  14. you guys are so cute! and you can use a tile saw!!

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  15. Everything is really coming together! I concur: tiles are an amazing Valentine's Day gift!

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  16. That's my kind of gift, who needs flowers and candy when you can have new slate.

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  17. Awww thanks everyone!! You all really keep me going =)

    Allison~ You flatter me so! If you still consider me as your friend after 2 days of not showering, well then we have serious BFF potential =) (I also think washing your hair on the weekend is overrated.).

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  18. Quite possibly the best Valentine's Day gift EVER. You and Mr. FC--even sans showering--are absolutely adorable!!

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Let's get weird up in here.
xoxo
~Freckles Chick~