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I had been researching quartz surfaces for my bathroom makeover, to go on top of my vanity unit.

My search brought me to Caesarstone, a company founded in 1987 and a pioneer in the natural quartz surfaces market.

I decided to pay a visit to their showroom in London to find out more. Quartz surfaces It was amazing to see and feel the large slabs of quartz surfaces up close. There were a variety of colours, styles and textures on offer.

I chose quartz because it’s hard wearing and non porous, making it stain and scratch resistant.

There’s no need to wax or seal the surface once installed, which is great.

The fact that it’s easy to clean, looks stylish and has a luxurious feel made my choice easy. Quartz surfaces After perusing the vast collection, I was drawn to Caesarstone’s Frozen Terra design ( the rectangular sample above).

I didn’t want a surface that was too shiny, and so Frozen Terra’s matt surface appealed greatly.

It had a smooth concrete look that would compliment the concrete basins (square sample) that I was planning to use. Not only does Frozen Terra liken to concrete, but it also had a Terrazo look, with its irregularly distributed flecks of translucent aggregate and fine black basalt.

Here you can see a table and sample piece in Frozen Terra, compared to other quartz stones. Isn’t it beautiful?

In fact, Frozen Terra recently won the highly coveted Wallpaper* Design award.

I’m proud to say I’m now the proud owner of an award winning piece of quartz.

A plan of the vanity unit was drawn up by my builder Sam of Mead Architecture and Design, before it was sent to the fabricators.

It now looks amazing on the vanity unit and I can’t wait to reveal it to you soon.

If any of you are looking to get a stone surface for your kitchen or bathroom refurbishment, I highly recommend a visit to Caesarstone’s showroom. Otherwise you could also order samples by post.

If you haven’t read about the floor tiles I’m using for the bathroom, then do pop over to have a peek.

I will be doing weekly updates until the final reveal.

( The Frozen Terra were gifted by Ceasarstone).

Bathroom tiles duck egg blue Check out these gorgeous Eye Duck Egg Encaustic bathroom tiles from Ca’ Pietra  that I’ve picked.

I realise that it’s been a while since I updated you on my bathroom refurbishment. 

There was a definite lull for various reasons which I shall explain at a later date. There are still a few outstanding jobs to be done before completion.

For now, I thought I’d do weekly updates till the final reveal. Fingers crossed we will get there.

I have always wanted some colour and pattern on my bathroom floor.

When I first saw Ca’ pietra’s duck egg encaustic bathroom tiles, via Ripples bathroom, I knew it was for me.

I absolutely adore the curved shaped pattern and of course the colour.

As you can see from the image above, the bathroom tiles can be placed in many different configurations.

Which one would you pick? bathroom tiles Here’s the configuration I went for. I like a neat and uniform look.

These eye encaustic tiles also come in 4 other colours of salmon pink, bold jade green, warm green and hay.

If you are bold enough, you could even mix and match the tile colours together.

They can also be used on the walls and other rooms, other than the bathroom. blue bathroom tiles Here they are on my bathroom floor before grouting, they will have to be cleaned and sealed at the end.

This floor colour will be the inspiration from which I will build the bathroom on.

So, what do you think?

Hope you like it.

Finally, I’ll be back next week with more bathroom progress. There will be more posts on tiles and how to use colour in the bathroom to come, so watch this space.

Have a lovely day.

( Photography by Little Big Bell. The tiles were gifted by Ca’ Pietra)

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