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Bathroom Floor Tiles

by on Oct.06, 2010, under Flooring

I arrived on Friday to lay the floor tiles for the bathroom.  They are from Home Depot, and the pattern is “Sorrana”.  They are kind of a mottled reddish-brown color.

First I had to finish the last wall of the shower.  So on Saturday, I carefully measured where the hole for the shower control would go, and cut out the hole.  After applyying some silicone sealent in the right places, I installed the shower  wall and the shower head.

Next, I began the tile install by cutting all of the tile pieces for the sides and the notches around the doors.  Then on Sunday, I mixed the thin-set mortar and laid the tiles on the cement board.  On Monday, I grouted all of the joints with a camel brown color.  I was a little worried while grouting, that the grout would come out rough.  It seemed to be drying too fast while I was working it into the joints.  But the later step of cleaning the excess grout off the tiles with a damp sponge smoothed out all of the grout lines.

The batteries for the camera were dead, so I wasn’t able to get pictures during the install.  Before I left on Wednesday, I snapped some photos with the cel phone camera.  They aren’t very good quality pictures, but you can get an idea of how they turned out.

Floor Tiles Installed

Floor Tiles Installed

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Bathroom Floor and Walls

by on Sep.28, 2010, under Flooring

We went up over Labor Day, 2010 to do some work on the Bathroom.  At this point, we had installed, mudded and textured the main walls of the Bathroom.  The next step was to stiffen up the floor, in preparation for the shower and tile install.

When we first built the floor, I didn’t realize early enough that a 4×8 sheet of subfloor wasn’t really 4×8 after you pushed the seams together.  So the floor was a little to short width-wise.  At the time, I decided to bring the edge of the last sheet out to lay on the rim joist, which left a gap in the seam with the previous sheet of subflooring.  We screwed the floor down to minimize moving, but there was still some flex at the joint:

Bathroom floor with gap

Bathroom floor with gap

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