Bathroom, DIY, Interior

Grouting Our Tiles

June 4, 2015
Grout Selection

Grouting is a bitch. At least I don’t really enjoy the task too much. I was fortunate enough that the Lindz-inator was willing to step up to the plate on this while I was busy doing some other things (you’ll read about that later).

First thing you have to do is crawl around on your hands and knees and tap the tile with your finger. If it sounds and feels solid – then congrats! You had the right amount of thinset on the floor / tile and it’s securely in place. If it sounds or feels hollow – then boo, you fucked up and skimped a little. If you find yourself in that situation just pull it up, apply more thinset, reset the tile and allow for the proper dry time. When you’re all good it’s time to move on to the cleaning process.

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Bathroom, DIY, Interior

Installing Powder Room Tile

May 28, 2015
Installing Powder Room Tile

Welp – it was time to start laying the tile for the new poop room. As you can see from the pictures in the Powder Room Bathroom Demolition post everything was out of the way and cleaned up. If you are laying tile and aren’t going to this type of extreme the only important thing to remember is to remove your baseboards.

By doing so you now have the ability to run the tile the full length of the walls and placing the baseboards back on will minimize the grout line / seam on the floor. Some people like to use a spacer between the baseboard and where the tile will start but this is something you’ll have to grout later (and I really like a minimal seam).

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Bathroom, Interior

Powder Room Transition

February 6, 2015
Powder Room Transition

After we had secured all the materials (That you can see here – Powder Room Design Elements) and general bathroom bling we were super excited to get going on the build. For whatever reason, and even before we had removed the tile in the bathroom, the transition from the hallway was just a bit much for our likening. And by a bit much – I mean it wasn’t perfect.

Once the tile was removed and we calculated the height difference with the new tile the transition was sitting at about 1/8 of an inch off. Give or take because I didn’t care to measure that bitch.

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