Sometimes when I’m feeling that this project has taken way too long I like to look back at where I was a year ago. The photo above shows the bathroom during the chaos demo last year and as it is now in its current state ;) Once the wainscotting, vanity, and fixtures are in I think we’re going to have a nice little bathroom.
This was my second tiling project, and I found it a bit more finicky than my first one which was the tub surround. The tiles are unglazed porcelain: 3/4″ squares for the border and 1″ hex for the field. They come in 10 5/8″ x 9 1/2″ sheets which are held together by a plastic sheet which gets peeled off after the tiles have set. There was a fair amount of cutting and trimming to get everything line up, especially where the field tile meets the border. Because the tiles were too small to use with an uncoupling membrane like Schulter Ditra I opted to use a waterproofing membrane in combination with fibreglass mesh to minimize issues if the concrete subfloor were to develop cracks in the future. I rolled Mapei HPG directly onto the Read More
This was my first tiling project and I feel like I’m starting to get the hang of it. Click the arrows in the top left above to navigate through the photos. The shower mixing valve that we’ll be using is all external, old-school style, which is why the only visible plumbing is the hot and cold at waist height.
Next up is tiling the bathroom and kitchen floors!