Building the timberframed house for my mother-in-law was lot's of fun. The outside she wanted more or less historacly correct, so there was no room for arguments there. But the inside... that was a whole other ballgame.
"Tiles" she said, when i asked her about the hall and kitchen. She was quite sure about the look she was after, but where to find it??
World&Model had some that came close, but she disposed of them. Not to her taste. Tiny Ceramic's from Rita Kruger was more up her street. Real tiles and of great quality. But at Dollhouse-Tiles, run by Graham Simkin, she found what she was looking for.
Although not realy ceramic, the acurate dimensions of the individualy CNC cut tiles meant that an intricate mosaic floor could be laid. She chose a design and I took measurements of the hall, bathroom and kichenfloors. As they sell their mosaic tiles in pack of 6x4 inch, I had to calculate how to place the patern, and how wide the borders would need to be, for me to finish with a neat edge. I checked the maths several times before ordering ;-)
I glued the tiles on cardboard with the desired dimensions on it, and placed them afterwards in position.
The hallway, as you can see the most intricate. After that, the kitchen and bathroom where 'a piece of cake'
and the bathroom. For the rest of the house, ie the livingroom and bedrooms I picked americam oak. Hardwearing floors that would suit the new owners. I cut a wide variaty of boards out of veneer, and gave them a beveled edge. I glued and nailed them in place and gave them all a final buffing with floorwax.
With the exterior and flooring compleet it was ready for the interiour design touch of the new owners. That's for the next episode.