Travertine Tiler Somerset
This large house needed a Travertine Tiler Somerset.
The beautiful natural stone bathroom looks great and compliments the extended period farmhouse perfectly. It was however, a challenge as it needed to be extensively modified.
After the first fix plumbing was completed, the room had to be fully tanked. This was done with Schluter kerdi-board and waterproof matting. I always feel comfortable using this system and have never had any issues with it.
I laid the tiles using a flexible waterproof adhesive from Larson. When they were dry i sealed them with a first coat of LTP Mattstone. This is a great product and leaves a durable matt finish.
I grouted the tiles with BAL Micromax 2. This is a good, high performance grout and is water resistant.
When the grout is dry, I give a second coat of Mattstone sealer.
My customer is happy with the end result and asks me to plaster the walls and decorate.
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The walls however are pretty bad. They need sealing, followed by two coats of plaster. Despite the bad walls, i manage to get a good finish.
I then proceed to give one mist coat followed by three top coats. The paint is supplied by Little Green and is a water based eggshell.
I paint the ceiling with Dulux endurance which is hard wearing and can be scrubbed. Besides which, it has good coverage.
The doors however need trimming to size and refitting. I then fill and rub down all woodwork and apply one coat of undercoat and two coats of Farrow and Ball estate eggshell. The colour is Pointing.
My customers have great taste and choose good quality fittings. It never pays to use cheap fittings in bathrooms regardless of cost. They always look cheap and furthermore, they always rust!
Why does Travertine Tiler Somerset like Travertine Tiles?
- Cheaper than Granite or Marble tiles.
- Very durable if laid correctly.
- Easily replaced.
- Easy to wet cut.
- Available in many different shapes and sizes.
- Huge range of tone and colour.
- Gives a rustic and timeless look.
1. Despite being hard wearing they are porous and will need sealing. Travertine Tiler Somerset always seals twice before and after grout.
2. Heavy. The floor structure needs to be solid. With regards to this, some bracing of joists may be required however, adding extra cost.
3. Cold. Travertine is cold but nonetheless retains heat well. Its well suited to underfloor heating as a result.
4. Its expensive. Travertine can be very expensive, however it is still cheaper than some other stone products such as marble.
5. Maintenance. Like similar natural stone tiles, Travertine needs sealing and i recommend you do this every year.
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