Renkara Offices - Stone and Tile

Ahu and I debated quite a bit about the material to use as flooring in the offices. She wanted stone from the beginning. I wanted hardwood in my office. However, after thinking about it, I realized that stone is the way to go.

My office attire basically consiste of a t-shirt, flip flops, and a swimming suit. I will jump in the pool several times a day as a break. Nothing like a quick dip in the cool water to recover from that post-lunch food coma in the early afternoon. A corollary of this is that I am often dripping wet when I come back to the office. Dripping chlorinated water all over hardwood would be problematic over time whereas dripping on stone is just fine.

Ahu, of course, went for a Turkish travertine tile. She chose a tumbled edge for a more rustic look and a Versailles lay pattern which required many tiles of various sizes and also an extra trip to the Floor & Decor when the original estimated number of tiles came up short.

Versailles pattern, Turkish travertine

Versailles pattern, Turkish travertine

As mentioned in the drywall discussion, we decided to add ledger stone to the back wall of the office. I think the stone matches the tile floor nicely and adds some great natural color.

Ledgerstone back wall

Ledgerstone back wall

Ledgerstone and floor tile

Ledgerstone and floor tile