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BY HARDROCK CONSTRUCTION traditional laundry room


Quartzite natural stone floors were laid to bring an updated flare to this century homes entry/mudroom/laundry back porch.
Original windows were maintained and beadboard added. A salvaged double cast iron sink was installed in a sturdy cabinet that provides excellent needed storage. An upper cabinet was rescued from the basement and had new crown moulding and light rail added. The beautiful ceiling is original to the home.

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Green Apple Design wrote:
can you tell me where you purchased this sink? thank you!
   Comment   February 10, 2012
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Sandra Howie
We found the sink at Habitat for Humanity's restore in Toronto for $85.00 and although the cast iron finish is not as shiny in the bowls it was in perfect condition otherwise.
February 12, 2012 at 6:41am   
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maggieterry wrote:
Where did you find that overhead light?
   Comment   November 30, 2011
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DeCocco Design
Look on www.Rejuvenation.com for some possibilities.
November 30, 2011 at 5:44pm   
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janiemobley wrote:
what kind of floors are these and where might I find them?? thanks.
     Comment   February 27, 2011
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like Sandra said, that tile looks more like slate than quartzite, although I could be wrong. Something like this - http://tiledaily.com/2012/01/04/colors-of-fall-slate/
Yes on all points Sandra mentioned. They do have a great look, but shaling will occur with slate, and will take some time to completely settle. It does offer a great natural looking floor however.
June 11, 2012 at 12:06pm     
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For the record we purchased the quatzite from Home Depot on sale for $1.99 a square foot not from Northern Stone Supply as they have mentioned above. Also I said that it has a roughness or unevenness like slate without the shale edges, not, that it looks like slate as Benjiik has mentioned. It looks nothing like slate.
I'd never seen anything like it before and loved the fact that each tile is a different colour of cream, beige, light greens, amazing turquoise, rusts instead of all those colours mixed in altogether in one tile as slate may be.
Interestingly I recently viewed Quartzite slabs in a warehouse for a kitchen counter as well which are also beautiful.
Hope that clarifies futher for anyone interested in quartzite.
January 10, 2013 at 6:40pm     
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jen197 wrote:
What type of wood is the ceiling and the stain? Were did you get sink?
   Comment   December 10, 2013
snavelorac wrote:
Where did you find the ceiling fixture? Thanks.
   Comment   October 27, 2013
meiniac wrote:
Love the basket on the hook! - Please tell me where you can get the basket that is hanging on the hook. Thank you!
   Comment   May 17, 2013
Steven Hunt wrote:
What are the dimensions of this laundry room and does it have floor to ceiling cabinets on one wall?
   Comment   March 7, 2013
marcmart201 wrote:
what material is the cieling? Beautiful
   Comment   September 29, 2012
michellenh wrote:
Cabinet / counter for the sink? - I have access to a similar sink. I wonder if the cabinet this sink is sitting on was ready-made and available at a big building supply store, or if you had to have it custom made. I need to keep it simple and affordable. Thank you.
   Comment   September 14, 2012
wrsampson wrote:
Ceiling - What is on the ceiling. The paragraph you posted about the room was cut off right where you mentioned the ceiling. Thank you.
   Comment   September 9, 2012
billmarion wrote:
Where did you find the wooden stool?
   Comment   February 5, 2012
stefanie1215 wrote:
Who makes that sink? Thanks!
   Comment   November 2, 2011

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