Tina got some great photos of our tiling progress today - not really much left to be done! The main holdup is the laundry floor still hasn't had the slab repaired yet, and that needs to be done before tiling the floor there.
Anyway, first picture: bathroom tiling - pretty much all the tiling in the bathroom is complete, except the caesarstone benchtop needs to be put in before the tiling around it can be finished.
Next pic: Ensuite. Wide shower, with long niche and feature mosaic tiles; looks great! WC is on the right. And for those about to select tiles, pay close attention to the chrome strips above and below the niche (and in the photo above, the chrome strip that runs around the bath hob). They're not standard, don't cost that much as an upgrade, but look really good. Without them, you'd be looking at the cut edge of tiles, which isn't so appealing (plus cut edges of tiles can be sharp and a potental danger).
The rest of the ensuite is pretty much done, but just as for the bathroom, the stone benchtop needs to be installed before the tiling around it can be completed, also the vanity kickers will be tiled.
Last pic of the day; powder room has a special tile - looks pretty dark in these photos, but has a metallic shine when light hits it. Waiting on stone benchtop to be installed, then the same mosaic feature tile as in the ensuite shower niche will go around the wall mirror.
No grouting done anywhere yet - got to wait for all the tiles to be laid. Very happy with the tile selections and quality of the tiling workmanship, that's for sure!
Also got our weekly update from John tonight - he's very good at keeping us updated on progress! The stone benchtops are due in next week (the 14th or so?) at the same time the wardrobe and shelving fitouts happen. Also lined up are electricians (around July 22nd?) and plumbers for their fitoffs. Some bricks were also delivered recently, just a matter of finding brickies to replace the missing kitchen window brick sill (and that one missing brick in our balcony pillar). And garage doors probably week after next.
And as for a hint on finishing? John said he's pushing to get us in by September (hooooraaaaay!!!!) but doesn't want to give us a rushed house (also good). I told him that before September would be awesome, but totally agree that there's no point in rushing the finish if it means quality is compromised. We'd much rather wait on getting a top quality result!