Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Bathroom Chronicles, Part Two : Floor Tiling

Oh bathroom... how I love and hate you. Sometimes you let in the cold, and contractors neglect you, but someday, you'll be a star. New walls are up, and the shower pan poured.

Two baldies at work. Pa came down to Austin to help lay some of this wickedly large 12x24 inch tile. You'd think a kind son would be down on his knees instead of letting the old man oldman do it, but...

look at the thinset that guy lays! Julie said, "textbook." She would know... Mine always looked really gloopy and bad. In a few years, when tiles start cracking, we'll know which few I had a hand in.

We rented a tile saw, and went to town. This tile was our Piece de Resistance.

Like a friggin glove.

This tile is NOT the daltile Fabrique, but it's a knock off brand called Strands. Can't find anything about Strands on the internet, but the old Tile Guy is always in the know... Made by the same company and cost 1/4 as much per tile. With saw skills peaking, it's like this tile just grew up and over the shower curb. Baldy's getting a little toot tooty up in har.

Still have the walls of the shower to do... and some grouting, but it's looking pretty sexy.



Deanna... said...


Mom said...

Tile Masters!

Lisa said...

It's beautiful! I can't wait to see it all finished.

How many of those razors did you end up finding back there?

Kathy said...

I like the design of your flooring! It's simply fit for bathrooms. I'm planning to renovate our living room's flooring, but as of now I have no idea which flooring should I choose. My bestfriend suggested bamboo hardwood flooring (St Pete). I think it is good and simple. For sure hardwood (Tampa is known for this product), and it's durable too.

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