Crazy Paving: Why One of the World’s Oldest Paving Styles is Staging a Comeback in Modern Homes

Cushions on crazy pavers

Crazy paving is gaining popularity in contemporary Australia. Its eye-catching look and unique benefits ensure that while it may be historic, its appeal is timeless. 

What is Crazy Paving?

Crazy paving, also known as flagstone, uses irregularly shaped pavers rather than uniformly cut ones. Originally, people used crazy paving out of necessity rather than stylistic choice. By re-purposing the off cuts of regular pavers, people could save money and avoid waste. 

Over time, crazy paving began to change from a cheap alternative to pavers to a popular design choice.

Where Does it Come From?

Crazy paving

Believe it or not, historians have traced crazy paving all the way back to ancient Rome. Before paving was commonplace, wet weather meant that people and transport animals would struggle in the mud. The Romans solved this problem by laying pavers, which were so  resilient that some can still be seen in the world today.

In fact, as recently as 2020, pavers that are over 2000 years old were discovered in Rome. They were made of travertine, a material still used in crazy paving today. There aren’t many materials that offer you a 2000 year lifetime guarantee!

As technology improved, cutting uniform shapes became possible. However, crazy paving would continue to be a cheap and fast paving method.

The 1970’s were a time of experimentation. Colours, shapes and materials in Australian homes all aimed to break the traditional conventions of older styles. This was a golden age for crazy paving. The irregular and highly customisable shapes and patterns perfectly captured what the 70’s were all about. 

Now, many 1970’s era homes are being renovated, especially in Sydney and the Central Coast where old homes can be sold for massive profits. Through this process, many renovators have rediscovered the benefits of crazy paving and the style has become incredibly popular. 

What are the Benefits?

Crazy paved outdoor area

There are many benefits to crazy paving, and they aren’t just limited to how it looks.

Cost of Materials

The cost effectiveness of crazy paving is just as relevant today as it was thousands of years ago. Full sized pavers must be cut to specification, which cost money and time.

They also cost more because they have to cover more of the surface. A crazy paver design includes natural stones and concrete, which are cheaper than the pavers themselves.

Simply put: crazy paving uses cheaper material, and you don’t have to buy as much of it.

Sustainability

Crazy paving began as repurposed off cuts, and it can still be today. If you are environmentally conscious, crazy paving is a great option. Manufacturing pavers, like any manufacturing process, causes carbon emissions. By using recycled off cuts, you are doing your part to reduce these emissions.

Easily Cleaned and Maintained

To clean a crazy paved surface, a garden hose, some detergent and scrubbing brush will usually do the trick. For tough stains, feel free to use a gurney. 

The advantage of crazy pavers versus traditional pavers is that stains or cracks are less noticeable. Crazy pavers naturally have a range of colours and shapes built into the design. A discoloured or cracked traditional paver will stand out immediately, but in a crazy paver design it will blend in. 

If one of your crazy pavers does require replacement, it will be easier to find a match for the design because it contains a variety of shapes and colours. 

Versatility

Most people think that they need to commission costly landscaping jobs to flatten their yards for paving. The beauty of crazy paving is that, because the pavers don’t need to be flat to interlock, you can pave surfaces of different shapes and gradients. 

Customisable

Crazy paving is, by definition, customisable. You can control the shape, the material, the colour,  and even the ratio of pavers to filler material. The configuration possibilities are vast. 

Retro and Contemporary

Due to its history, crazy paving can work as a retro feature piece, or as a part of a modern aesthetic. Many of the 1970’s homes currently being renovated have the original crazy paving preserved as a retro talking point. 

For a more modern feel, using shades rather than colours can give your crazy paving a sleek, industrial feel. 

With the variety of materials, colours and configurations available, crazy paving empowers you to create the precise atmosphere that you envision. 

What Kinds of Settings are Suitable for Crazy Paving?

Crazy paved outdoor area

Crazy paving can be used almost anywhere around your home. Some popular examples are:

  • gardens
  • firepits
  • outdoor entertainment areas
  • patios
  • courtyards
  • backyard paths
  • pool copings
  • driveways
  • *walls

*Walls? You probably associate pavers with floors, but crazy paved walls are becoming increasingly popular. When we think of interior design, we often think of walls as something to support other features, or to be minimised to make a room feel larger. 

In many contemporary homes, walls are being redefined as bold, eye-catching design opportunities. A crazy paved wall is a guaranteed statement in your home.

What Types of Stone Can I Use?

At Central Coast Tile and Stone Warehouse we have a variety of popular stone materials available for your crazy paving project.

White Limestone Slabs

Our 20mm thick white limestone slabs are elegant and classy. They are perfect for well-lit areas, because the light reflects off the white surface, rather than being absorbed.

Travertine Classic 

Our Travertine comes in two varieties: 30mm slabs or pre-broken. It also has two colour ranges to choose from: classic or silver. 

Classic is a soft beige colour that adds warmth to space. Silver contains a range of colour grades, including greys, blues, whites and cream. With silver travertine you have a palette of stylish, modern colours at your disposal. 

Bluestone

Bluestone pavers are made from basalt, a volcanic rock. With a typically bluish-gray hue, bluestone looks incredible when used in pool copings. Bluestone is a favorite for people seeking a brooding, postmodern style. 

Sandstone

Sandstone pavers are perhaps the most ‘natural’ looking stone, especially when crazy paved. The irregular shapes can create the impression of natural rock formations, and the rougher texture mimics sand on a beach. For an outdoor setting, it is hard to overlook sandstone.

Time to Go Crazy?

If you feel inspired to get creative with crazy paving for your home, contact our team of expert designers to plan your project.

Penny Round Tiles: Everything You Need to Know Before Buying

Penny Round Tiles

Penny round tiles are an affordable and popular way to add character to any space. They come in a variety of colours and can be installed in a number of ways to create unique patterns. 

What are Penny Round Tiles and Where Can You Use Them?

Also known as penny tiles, or penny tile flooring, penny round tiles are small, circular tiles that are made of either porcelain or ceramic. They are often used in flooring and wall designs and can be used in a variety of spaces, from kitchens to bathrooms.

Penny round tiles are available in a range of different sizes, from small penny tiles (3cm diameter) to larger penny tiles (5cm diameter). They are ideal for accent walls, backsplashes and can be installed as decorative flooring.

Penny round tiles are made in several different finishes including glossy penny tiles, matte penny tiles, metallic penny tiles, and textured penny tiles. This means that penny round tiles are an ideal choice to use as wall tiling for kitchens because they can be chosen according to the style of kitchen decor or chosen according to the existing decor in the room.

Some penny round tiles are also fire-proof, making them great choices for kitchen backsplashes while still being decorative.

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How Do Penny Round Tiles Compare to Other Tile Shapes?

Penny round tiles are often compared to other tile shapes, such as square and hexagonal tiles. Some people prefer penny rounds because they are a unique shape and can add a touch of personality to a room. They are also very versatile and can be used in a number of different ways. For example, penny rounds can be installed in a checkerboard pattern or used to create a border around a room.

What Styles of Penny Round Tiles are Available?

There are a few different styles of penny round tiles available on the market. The most common style is the plain penny round, which is a simple, circular tile in a variety of colours.

Ming Green Marble Mosaic Tile in 1" Penny Rounds - Polished | Mosaic tiles,  Marble mosaic, Marble mosaic tiles

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Another style is the bevelled penny round, which has a slight angle on one side. This style can add interest to your design and make the penny rounds look more like coins.

pretty black and white penny tile pattern on laundry room floor

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Finally, there is the embossed penny round, which has a raised design on the surface of the tile. This style can add texture and visual interest to your installation.

Penny Tile Ideas to Use All Over the House | Real Simple

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How to Choose the Right Penny Round Tile for Your Project

As penny round tiles come in a variety of colours and sizes, it’s important to choose the right one for your project. Here are a few tips on how to do that:

  • Consider the colour of the penny round tile. Tiles in different colours will create a different look for your project.
  • Pick the right size penny round tile. Tiles that are too small or too large will look out of place in your design.
  • Think about the pattern you want to create. There are many different ways to install penny round tiles, so choose the pattern that will best showcase your tiles.

Once you’ve chosen the right penny round tile for your project, it’s time to start shopping! 

Tile & Stone Warehouse have a variety of penny round tile designs, so contact us today to discuss your tile needs, or head into our West Gosford Showroom to explore our range of tiles.

(Source: realestate.com.au)

How to Install Penny Round Tiles

Installing penny round tiles can be a bit tricky, but it’s definitely doable! Here are a few tips to help you along the way:

  1. Decide where you want to install the penny round tiles.
  2. Mark the area with a pencil or chalk.
  3. Use a level to make sure the surface is even.
  4. Apply adhesive to the surface and smooth it out with a trowel.
  5. Carefully place the penny round tiles in the desired location.
  6. Use a hammer and chisel to trim any excess tile if needed.
  7. Let the adhesive dry completely before walking on the tiles.
Cutting Penny Tile Can Be Tricky: What Worked For Us | Young House Love

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Tips for Maintaining Penny Round Tiles Over Time

Once your penny round tiles are installed, there are a few things you can do to help keep them looking their best over time:

  • Always use a soft cloth and warm water when cleaning penny round tiles. Avoid using harsh chemicals or abrasive materials, which could damage the surface of the tile.
  • If any dirt or grime builds up on the penny rounds, use a gentle scrubbing brush to clean it off. Be careful not to scrub too hard, or you could damage the surface of the tile.
  • To prevent staining, seal the penny round tiles with a quality sealer once they are installed. This will help protect them from liquids that could otherwise seep through the penny round tile joints and cause staining.
  • Seal penny rounds with an impregnating sealer every couple of years to keep them looking like new. However, you can apply a sealer at any time if you want to protect penny tiles from damage by oil, grease, or other harsh chemicals.

(Source: realestate.com.au)

Choose Tile & Stone Warehouse For All Your Penny Round Tile Needs

Still lacking inspiration? Check out our Gallery Page for a variety of tile styles and options, or head into our West Gosford Showroom and we’ll happily show you our wide range of penny round tiles in person!

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Style Tips: How To Select Tiles Like An Interior Designer

Tiles

But interior design is never as easy as it seems. And it definitely takes a bit more skill than watching a few episodes of The Block.

Tiles specifically play such an important role in interior design. They set the look and feel of the house. But picking the right tiles is a difficult process. 

And even though we’re interior designers in our minds, there’s a reason why professional interior designers always seem to pick the perfect tile.

So to help us all out, we’ve compiled some professional tips on how to select tiles like an interior designer.

Plan Like An Interior Designer

It’s tempting to rush straight into picking tiles, but any interior designer will tell you that the most important step is planning. 

Think about the style of your home. The atmosphere you desire. Do you want cool or warm vibes? A contemporary look or a rustic look?

Allow yourself time to decide what you’re looking for before you look. You’re the one who has to live with your eventual choice of tile, so you don’t want to make a rushed decision.

Mood Boards

Many interior designers create a mood board for their clients, and you can easily do this too. 

Simply tear out some of your favourite pictures from design magazines, or make an online mood board using a site like Pinterest. There’s an abundance of inspiration out there. 

This is a great way to understand what you really like and don’t like, and will make the decision-making process much easier.

Mood Board

Samples

If you can, leave some space in your budget to purchase samples of your favourite tiles. Rather than just comparing them side-by-side, position the tiles where you intend on placing them in your house. Revisit the tiles throughout the week. How do they look on a bright day? Or a cloudy day? How do they look at night? 

This should help you narrow down your options and ensure you’re satisfied with the tile you end up with.

Discover What Style Of Tile Suits Your Home

Gone are the days of just choosing between porcelain or ceramic tile. The variety on the tile market today is massive. There are mosaic tiles, patterned tiles, hex tiles, sandstone tiles, travertine tiles, marble tiles, mirror tiles, tumble tiles, tessellated tiles, and subway tiles. Just to name a few.

Explore your options and find the style that matches your vision.

hamptons look tiles and taps

Control Your Space With Tile Sizes

The size of your tile has more of an impact than you may think.

As a rule of thumb, the larger your room the larger the tile size you can select. However, using large tiles in a smaller room can actually make the room look more spacious.

The latest trend in Australian homes is slab tiles – or large format tiles. Along with their beautiful natural stone appearance, they can provide an enhanced sense of space to a room.

slab tile floor
Large format or slab tiles mean your design aesthetic is covered

Get Creative With Different Tile Shapes

Think outside the box-shaped tile. Tiles don’t always need to be square or rectangular. 

Get creative and sprinkle some fun into your kitchen or bathroom with hexagon shaped tiles for your walls or floors. 

Triangular shaped tiles are also on trend lately, and provide a home with a sense of uniqueness.

Measure For Tiles

Be Bold With Your Colour Choices

A mistake many people make when designing their homes is feeling obliged to stick to neutral colours for their tiles.

Sure, whites and greys are timeless for a reason. They are sleek, modern, and match a variety of moods. But there are so many colours to choose from. Don’t limit yourself to only a handful. 

Warm colour palettes made up of orange, red and pink hues are very on-trend. These colours combine to make a room feel warmer, which suits rooms of comfort such as a living room or bedroom.

And going all-in on one colour can create an attractive and distinct look too. A splash of pink can be a fantastic addition to your kitchen splashback, or your bathroom to inject some personality and character into the space. Popular options here are the herringbone pattern, subway and square tiles.

Alternatively, a cool colour palette made up of blues, greens and light purples will suit rooms that have a great deal of activity, such as kitchens and bathrooms. A cool colour palette can be used to create the illusion of space in smaller rooms.

So think about what you want from your space, and how a certain colour or colour palette can bring your vision to life.

Don’t Forget About The Grout

The most overlooked aspect of tiling is often the grout.

Many people completely miss the chance to choose their own grout altogether, assuming there’s no choice to make. But these days, there’s a range of shades that can drastically alter the appearance of your tiles.

You can make a statement with grout by using it to directly contrast your tiles. Think black grout on white tiles or vice versa. This creates an eye-catching look that is noticeable as soon as you enter a room.

But perhaps you’re more subtle in taste? A good option for you would be to camouflage the grout with the tiles, electing to use a very similar shade. This works seamlessly for large tiles if you want to achieve the look of one big piece.

If you’re really looking to go bold, using a warm or cool coloured grout against a white tile can really stand out. Light green and orange shades of grout have been trending recently, as they can complement the mood of a room perfectly.

Kickstart Your Tile Adventure Today

Check out the full range of tiles available at Central Coast Tile & Stone Warehouse, or see our renovation projects section for more hints and tips to help pick the perfect tile.

Get in touch with us to discuss your design ideas, or come visit our West Gosford Showroom so you can browse our full range of tiles and get our professional advice on the options that best suit your vision and budget.

How To Create A Stunning Outdoor Bathroom

Outdoor Bathroom

More and more Australians are joining the outdoor bathroom craze and transforming their homes into pseudo-Balinese resorts.

Not only are outdoor bathrooms luxurious, but they are very practical as well. If you’re located near the water or you’re a frequent beachgoer, you’ll know just how handy an outdoor bathroom can be. Gone will be the days of trying to vacuum or sweep up tiny granules of sand that have seemingly spread throughout your house.

And there’s no better time than in the hot Aussie summer to start planning your own beautiful outdoor bathroom.

But creating an outdoor bathroom is somewhat of an art. It requires a lot more careful thought than just throwing a bath or shower into the wilderness.

We’ve put together some inspirational and creative ideas to show you how to create a stunning outdoor bathroom for your home.

Morph Your Indoor & Outdoor Bathrooms Into One

The Block has brought us plenty of creative and stunning bathroom designs this year. Perhaps most notably was the twins’ ensuite which included a luxurious outdoor space. The ensuite included a sliding door that opened out to a tranquil outdoor area, with a captivating bathtub as the centrepiece.

“It’s also feeling like a luxury retreat, it really does. The minute you walk through that bedroom door you go on that little journey through a luxury retreat, and you end up with this beautiful outdoor spa,” Block judge Neale Whitaker said.

They managed to successfully transform their bathroom into a dual space seamlessly. And one major component of this was their use of tiles both indoors and outdoors. 

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They chose a grey large format tile which complimented the space perfectly and allowed for a smooth transition from the ensuite to the outdoor bathroom. 

Enter The Wilderness With Your Outdoor Bathroom

The beauty of most outdoor bathrooms stems from the natural element the outdoors brings. Building your outdoor bathroom space into an area already rich in beautiful greens from plants, bushes, and trees creates an amazing look that will transform your bathroom into a tropical resort.

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In this example, they’ve used a gorgeous cream coloured porcelain tile for their outdoor shower to directly contrast the surrounding environment. This combined with the paving amongst the grass allows the shower to stand out and be the highlight of the outdoor area.

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And here they’ve done the opposite, going for dark grey travertine tile around the bathtub. The subtlety of the tile creates a unique look and allows for the surrounding greenery to be the hero.

Source: Fella Villas

The outdoor bathroom above uses a combination of outdoor and indoor elements to create a magnificent space. They have gone heavy on the plants, with several pots and plants not only in the bathroom area but surrounding it as well. 

Then contrastingly, the shower itself is one you’d expect to see inside. A massive showerhead, high white walls, and white subway tiles create a sense of privacy and tranquility.

When In Doubt, Go Rustic

If the luxurious look of the above examples is a bit too extravagant for you, then maybe you’ll be more interested in a rustic look for your outdoor bathroom. 

Outdoor showers and baths built onto a timber deck are quickly becoming very popular. Going with timber enables you to utilise the earthy tones of the natural environment to create a rustic look.

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Here they have built the deck around an oak tree and used a bronze coloured vintage showerhead. These colours combine to create a rustic look and a relaxed and calm vibe.

They’ve also used a brown natural stone tile which perfectly breaks up all the timber in the space. The beautiful natural tiles also draw attention to the vintage showerhead, making it a focal point of the outdoor bathroom alongside the oak tree.

Start Building Your Dream Outdoor Bathroom Today

It’s time to stop dreaming about that amazing outdoor space you’ve always wanted and start planning! Check out the full range of tiles available at Central Coast Tile & Stone Warehouse, or see our renovation projects section for more hints and tips on building a stunning outdoor bathroom.

Get in touch with us to discuss your outdoor bathroom design ideas, or come visit our West Gosford Showroom so you can browse our full range of tiles and get our professional advice on the options that best suit your vision and budget.

Style Tips: Large format or slab tiles mean your design aesthetic is covered

Large format or slab tiles mean your design aesthetic is covered

Slab tiles are the latest trend sweeping through Australian homes, and have been featured heavily on the most recent series of The Block. 

Yes, slab – or large format – tiles are really taking over, both inside and out.

Tiles in this format are extra large and slim. They mirror natural stone’s appearance very well.

Slab tiles are beautiful and practical, opening up new design opportunities for any home. 

And tiles of this size and design have a slender profile and maximum visual impact, making them the perfect choice for exteriors and interiors alike.

Why choose slab or large format tiles?

Using slab tiles instead of traditional tiles has a number of benefits, including:

  • Fewer grout lines to worry about 
  • Easier to clean and maintain
  • They visually expand the room
  • Due to their thin profile, you can lay them straight over your existing floor tiles
  • Greater durability and longevity
  • Using them on multiple surfaces such as exteriors, interiors, floors, walls and fixtures
  • Requires minimal cutting 
  • Generates less wastage than standard-sized tiles

Ideal areas for slab or large format tiles

  • Splashbacks
  • Indoor cladding
  • Outdoor cladding
  • Wet areas
  • Fireplace surrounds
  • Furniture
  • BBQ areas

Large format/slab tile ideas for flooring

slab tile floor

Slab tiles on the floor display incredible aesthetic appeal and are highly resilient, which makes them an excellent choice for the modern home.

Large format/slab tile ideas in the bathroom

Why choose large format tiles?

  • A large format tile trend is on the rise for its countless benefits, unsurpassed flexibility, and maximum visual impact.
  • Their thin and lightweight nature means less cutting and they generate less waste.
  • Compared to rendered walls, slab tiles are a less expensive alternative to marble.
  • The porcelain composition of large format tiles makes them long lasting, maintenance-free and the available colour and finish options increase their design flexibility.
  • Large format tiles will give a smaller room a more spacious appearance and feel, with less grout lines overall, and for larger spaces, such as commercial facades, they can bring a sense of harmony and proportionality.
  • You can get the look and feel of stone without the price, and weight.

Large format/slab tile ideas in the kitchen:

The use of modern porcelain slabs offers a smart upgrade from the porcelain tiles seen in more dated kitchens. The beauty of natural stone can be achieved with innovative products and stone-look slab tiles.

Why use a slab or large format tile benchtop?

Countertop surfaces blend into a seamless design of kitchen tops, vanity tops, and stairs made from one piece of tile.

This is probably because porcelain slabs are lightweight, economical and recyclable.

Because porcelain is non-porous, colour-fast, and heat and stain resistant, it’s suitable for food preparation. And these benefits add an extra level of hygienic protection too.

Additionally, large format tiles have a higher resistance to:

  • Frost
  • Acids and alkalis
  • Mould and fungus 
  • Scratches
  • UV rays

Porcelain slab tiles can be used inside and out. 

But due to their considerable size, large format tiles require specific handling and installation techniques, along with specialised equipment.

Ensure all large format tiles are cut, handled and installed safely by trained professionals. 

How big are slab or large format tiles?

Slab tiles are big – ideal for feature walls, floors, benchtops, facades, and even a porcelain veneer for furniture. But the true beauty of slab tiles lies in their practicality and authenticity.

In summary: Slab or large format tiles

• Extra large size (1600x3200x6mm) available

• Smaller sheets are perfect for floor-to-ceiling bathroom applications (1200x2780x6mm)

• Excellent representation of natural stone

• Can be cut to any size to suit on site

• Does not require sealing

• Can be used near heat/flame

• Stain and mould resistant

• Durable

• Premium, quality Italian-made options

• Made from natural materials

• UV stable – can be used outdoors

• Sustainable, green and environmentally-friendly

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Central Coast Tile And Stone Warehouse is your local specialist at sourcing and supplying quality tile, natural stone, travertine and pool mosaic solutions for renovators, builders and commercial clients across the NSW Central Coast, Sydney, Newcastle and Hunter regions. We help transform any space from average to stunning, saving you time, hassle and – most importantly – money! Contact us today for all your slab tile needs.

Get The Block Look: Inspiring Designs For Your Home

The Inspiring Designs For Your Home From The Block 2021

Oh, we do LOVE The Block!

We’re always impressed with the combination of tile and stone used in the builds, particularly in the kitchens, bathrooms, laundries and outdoor spaces.

This season has delivered some bold choices and impressive combinations. 

We especially liked the use of white kit kat tiles in Ronnie and Georgia’s ensuites. We explored this style in one of our recent blogs.

At Tile & Stone Warehouse, we can work with you to recreate the look of any room from the new series of The Block, simply by matching and ordering the exact same tile and stone combinations for all your home projects.

To ensure we have the most on-trend styles available for you, we are constantly updating what we offer in our range – including those you see on The Block

This includes a choice of polished, stone, timber, concrete, sandstone and marble-look porcelain tiles. Our most popular types of tile include white bathroom tiles, subway tiles, patterned tiles, porcelain tiles and pool mosaic tiles.

Our tiles are available in a great variety of sizes, including square 300x300mm tiles, to rectangular 1200x200mm tiles, but we encourage you to call or visit our West Gosford showroom to explore the complete range of tile sizes, patterns and colours.

As renovation specialists, Tile & Stone Warehouse knows how to find the best quality tile and stone for every customer. 

That’s why we’ve hand-sourced every square inch of tile and stone in our warehouse. 

During your visit to our showroom, we can help you find the right style, suggest the best design solutions, and provide a price on the spot.

Visit our showroom today or contact us on 0490 147 277.

Now, let’s take a look at some of the room creations.

The Block: Kitchens

Kirsty and Jesse’s country-meets-Hamptons kitchen really wowed the judges, and it’s what won them the kitchen reveal challenge. Those subway tiles on the splashback are a classic feature and you can explore the wide range at our showroom.

Ronnie and Georgia made excellent use of Caesarstone for the benchtops in their kitchen, with judge Neale dubbing it “impeccable” in style and “the new classic!” See some of our other stone options here.

Mitch and Mark’s kitchen was stunning too. A unique use of the Calacatta Maximus Caesarstone and the long island bench was only let down by the lack of a pantry. 

Tanya and Vito surprised again with their huge custom benchtop, pink cabinetry and a hidden butler’s pantry. A clean and character-filled design all round.

Josh and Luke’s kitchen featured black and white cabinetry. There wasn’t as much here from a tile and stone perspective, particularly as they went for a timber benchtop.

The Block: Bathrooms

Mitch and Mark’s vibrant feature tiles helped them create a truly stunning bathroom, and it’s no surprise they won the challenge for that week.

The soft tones of the finger tiles and accent tiles pop superbly against the brass fittings of Ronnie and Georgia’s bathroom.

Kirsty and Jesse’s coastal chic bathroom looked beautiful thanks to the blue tilework in the shower against the crisp white tiles and blue sink. Their powder room also turned out to be a full-sized bathroom too!

Tanya and Vito’s unique style and Moroccan feel was accented by the bold chocolate brown feature wall.

Josh and Luke’s dark and spacious bathroom didn’t wow the judges, but we liked it. The tilework is easy-on-the-eye, stylish, forgiving and is the perfect complement to that bathtub. 

Just look at that beautiful tilework! 

Mitch and Mark created a fabulous marble master ensuite. 

Tanya and Vito really went for colour in their ensuite and it worked for us!

Josh and Luke did well on the master ensuite room reveal, just pipped by Ronnie and Georgia – and we like the choice of tiles here.

Kirsty and Jesse’s master ensuite went Hamptons-style, blended with a touch of Colonial. And we really love those blue accent tiles.

The Block: Laundries And Wet Areas

All images: Channel 9, The Block Shop.

Jesse and Kirsty created a functional laundry with tiled splashbacks. 

Meanwhile, Ronnie and Georgia’s laundry ticked all the boxes, Mitch and Mark’s laundry with garage access offered a mudroom, while Tanya and Vito’s laundry space had Shaynna smiling. Josh and Luke’s laundry was one of the best rooms the twins presented.

These should be more than enough ideas to inspire your next build or renovation project!

The Block: Outdoor Spaces

Coming soon! Bookmark this page and check back for more updates.

We are local specialists at sourcing and supplying quality tile, natural stone, travertine and pool mosaic solutions for renovators, builders and commercial clients across the Central Coast, Sydney, Newcastle and Hunter regions. Contact us today to get The Block look you like.