Thursday, June 13, 2013

Splashback tiles - got 'em!

A couple of weeks ago we received a phone call to tell us our splashback tiles have arrived from Italy and were in the supplier's warehouse awaiting collection or delivery. I opted to pick them up myself as I wanted to inspect them for any possible damage that could have occurred during shipping. These tiles aren't cheap so I'm a little paranoid!  So today we took the trip down to the Geelong warehouse to pick them up. All the tiles were in perfect condition so we were pretty relieved with that.

This tile looks different in different lighting and from different angles, which I suppose is why I love them so much. 

These tiles are called Intensity Auroa Texture in the colour white and they're made by Atlas Concorde. 

Here is a pic of the tile up on the wall in the showroom. You can see how it's almost like a mirror in some parts under artificial lighting. 

atlas intensity auroa textile tile

Once we got home I took some additional pics to show it in different lighting and angles. 

atlas intensity auroa textile tile

atlas intensity auroa textile tile

atlas intensity auroa textile tile

Here they are all packed up and waiting to be installed, which is still quite some time away. 
atlas intensity auroa textile tile

Whilst at the tile warehouse I spotted the tile that we chose for our wall tiles in the bathroom and ensuite so I took a pic to share as the other pic was of a tiny sample tile. I took a few different angles so you can see the texture/pattern. 

Entiva Ferrari white tile

Entiva Ferrari white tile

Entiva Ferrari white tile

We spoke with the builder this morning. Our slab was meant to be done this week but we have had nothing but constant rain in Melbourne this week and it looks like it will continue all through next week as well. So we are waiting on the weather to clear before they can lay the drainage and pour our slab. 

Since the last update they have filled the cavities of the retaining walls with concrete. 

We also have a power box on site. 

Hopefully next update I will have some slab photos to share :-)


  1. Wow, those tiles are fabulous!

    1. I love them soooo much. I can't wait to get them installed. The tiler better not break any or I'll have to order more from Italy and wait months for them to arrive. I feel sorry for our tiler as I'll be there watching him like a hawk! LOL!