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Tiles for Africa, but not really.

June 25, 2013

Shane and I have just recently bought a new flat that we are moving into at the end of July. We are super excited about it because it’s our first purchase and it’s the first place that we’re going to get to add our own ideas to. I will be taking pictures of it before and after, so you’ll get to see all the progress…The place has already been renovated, but we’re going to be changing a couple of things.

One of the things we are wanting to do is add some patterned tiles to the kitchen and bathroom, BUT finding cool tiles is like finding a unicorn alive and well grazing in a field of golden dreams and happiness. We went into a bunch of different tile shops only to be bored to death by beige and terracotta, there is a small selection of mosaic tiles here and there that are quite nice, but where be all the patterns damn it?!

Can anyone point us in the right direction?

I have added some reference pictures of the type of stuff we’re looking for, have any of you come across any of it? I would really appreciate any help…

bathroom-14

bathroom-5

entrance-hall

bathroom-13

bathroom-7

entrance-hall-2

kitchen-3

bathroom-8

kitchen-5

bathroom-12

kitchen-2

bathroom-2

bathroom

bathroom-9

kitchen

bathroom-3

bathroom-11

bathroom-15

entrance-hall-3

All these photos with their links can be found on my Pinterest boards:

Kitchens

Bathroom

Floors

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  • Yasmin June 25, 2013 at 3:06 pm

    Have you tried out Union Tiles? They always have quite an extensive range.
    I would just go to their warehouse in Germiston.

  • Pippa j June 25, 2013 at 9:59 pm

    Moroccan warehouse

  • Hannah June 26, 2013 at 10:39 am

    Pretty those… but they all come with a price, specially when most of them are mosaics, can see here :

    http://www.overstock.com/Home-Garden/Flooring/947/cat.html?TID=TN:FH:Floor-IS

  • Jana-Marie Hey June 28, 2013 at 7:48 pm

    Douglas Jones in Cape Town baby! Pricey, to be sure, but worth it.

  • Bianca July 1, 2013 at 2:30 pm

    In an ideal world, modular tilling!
    http://www.fastcodesign.com/1672921/modular-tiles-that-form-beautiful-kaleidoscopic-patterns#1

  • Cecile Blake July 2, 2013 at 11:33 am

    Some of those patterned tiles are Moroccan, they can be very expensive but so worth it! You can also mix them up with other plain tiles in the same size.

  • Jess July 9, 2013 at 8:42 pm

    Found this dude while surfing tilestudio.co.za

  • bathroom tiles October 27, 2013 at 4:07 am

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    Hi, Could you let me know where you got your sinks. I know you could not remember but as soon as you do please let me know.