The tiler returned on Thursday to do the grouting.
My photos aren’t the best. The grout is a charcoal colour, not exact to the tiles, so there is still slight contrast.
I went and purchased tile sealer for the floors. As it is a natural product it can stain, so it is advisable to seal the floors.
At bunnings you can buy some fairly inexpensive sealers but they are high gloss or if they are stain/low sheen then they are solvent based (which we aren’t bothered with and we got a bub in the house)
I purchased a little bottle (1 pint – 437ml) bottle of Aqua Mix sealer when I bought my marble tiles for the splash back. I had no idea until I examined the receipt that it was $66!!!
Then after all the research we did, we decided it was the best option for the slate tiles as well. (Natural Look, ease of application, low VOC, all that jazz)
I tested the product on both a slate and marble tile to make sure I liked the look before investing in another $385!!!
I did not factor that price into the budget at all.
But I definitely think it is a necessary expense.
My husband has 8 trestles set up and it painting the 5.4m lengths of skirtings and architraves at night. He will be doing that for the next few nights.
As well as sealing the floors, painting the last coat on the ceiling and possibly some wall paint (highly unlikely, but one can dream)
On Monday our cabinets will be delivered as well as our appliances!!!!! Then on Tuesday it is install day.
Today is 2 weeks since they ripped out the old kitchen. Not over it yet.
This renovation is progressing nicely but still so much to do!