As you may know, my last room to do at CCC is my lanai. My projects include -
1. Painting the ceiling Haint Blue - I have chosen Benjamin Moore Palladian Blue
2. A new ceiling fan
3. New outdoor wicker furniture
4. A bar
5. New flooring
So, my painter broke his wrist and is all backed up on projects. Luckily I am in my new laid back Florida mode and it will happen when it happens.
The flooring has been the Magical Mystery Tour.
After looking at blue and white tile and choosing one, I started looking at porcelain tile and chose a marble lookalike, then still didn't love that and my flooring people have not been available to start yet anyway. I posted a while back before moving here about coral stone after seeing these Amanda Lindroth photos of her Bahamian home. In the photos, the floors and columns are coral stone. I did some preliminary research and did not find coral stone available locally and thought better of shipping in a ton of stone.
Then I was watching HGTV (I am an addict) and a Florida couple redid their home in shellstone. Eureka. I realized that it is a Florida stone and called shellstone here, not coral stone. As soon as I searched shellstone, I found local sources. It has half a dozen names actually including shell/shellstone marble, shell/shellstone travertine, and shell/shellstone limestone.
With my stunning limestone floors throughout the house, a beautiful natural stone is what needs to be in the lanai and entryway. Shellstone is like limestone and shares many characteristics, but is made of shells and coral. It is a natural sedimentary stone found right here in Florida. So today I am off to some stone places to get samples. I am crazy super excited.