posted on May 29, 2013 13:36
It's Nick & Chris's turn to have their house renovated by their rival teams on House Rules, and while they might have seemed nervous about handing over their keys, they've asked their competitors to take risks with their home. It's even one of their five all-important House Rules.
Renovating the bathroom and laundry, Michelle & Steve know that their choice of tiles is make or break for them and a great opportunity to take a risk that could potentially have amazing results.
For the laundry they've chosen Street Art: a porcelain tile covered in all sorts of graffiti. The tiles - which are suitable for walls, floors, and wet areas - are striking, edgy, and super cool. It's a bold choice. Michelle admits: "Nick and Chris will either love the tiles in the laundry or they will hate them."
The Street Art tiles showcase a wide variety of graffiti in different styles and from different places, and with their clever use of colour and graphics also remind us of Pop Art - which is very 1960s New York, the setting of Mad Men (another of Nick & Chris's rules).
We were actually a little surprised at the choice ourselves. Michelle also loved Astilla Oak Litho: porcelain tiles made to look and feel like real raw oak from crates and pallets covered in shipping stamps and (more) graffiti. With Michelle & Steve's love of all things New York - and Nick & Chris's request for a Madison-Avenue-based Mad Men look - Brooklyn CityScape, which features a silhouette of the New York skyline over a stony petrified wood look tile might have been the obvious choice.
What do you think? Do you love the Street Art tiles, or do you think Michelle & Steve should have chosen something different? Let us know what you would have picked for the boys in the comments below.
See our Street Art gallery on Facebook including all the different tile faces.