Saturday, January 28, 2006

Tile-tastic Pt. 2

Here's a pic of 2 of the tiles we're using in our downstairs bathroom. The floor tile is very close to the wall colour. The is also a 2x6 black edge tile, to go along the top, and a octagonal/diamond tile for the floor.



The first step was to lay everything out and do a dry fit. The shower is 32x54, kind of an odd size, but means no cutting with the 1x1 mosaic tiles.




The drain position is adjustable, so I just had to cut those tiles out. It adjusts for height too, what a great design.



I'm not the cleanest tile setter that's for sure. The drain was the hardest part, because I had to build it up so much, and then it was coming up between the tiles. You don't want that to happen, because you'll never get the dry thinset off. I tried using a 1/16" nailset to clean it out, I found a finishing nail works better though, since the gap was so thin.



You can see the extra thinset around the drain.



Here is the floor completed. I also extended the membrane along the wall, since we're going to tile behind the toilet, and we had extra, may as well make that waterproof as well.

I have to do more plumbing before I can get the floor tiles down, I bought an offset toilet flange, that moves it over 2", which means I have to chip up more concrete. Hopefully I won't need to use Steve's hammer drill anymore, I've bought him a few cases of beer as rent, I've had it since the summer though, feeling really bad about keeping it so long.

4 comments:

mahah said...

Good work... very jealous of the size of your new shower!

Trissa said...

Looks great- it seems like it's coming together quickly. With the offset toilet flange, you still need to chip up more concrete? That's a bummer. I hope it's not too much! Good progress!

HomeImprovementNinja said...

Looks good. If you don't want the mortar coming up between the cracks of the tile, use a trowel with wider notches. That one you have is too small so you can't adjust the tile much before the mortar starts coming up. Try 1/4" or 3/8" notched trowela and you can adjust the level a lot more.

C&C said...

Wow, you've come a long way! It looks great! Good luck!