Thanks for the criticism, it’s how people get better.
I did clean up a fair amount of the grout lines today, as well as touched up the white spots with color match grout that came in a caulk tube.
I think I used the wrong trowel on the thinset because of how thick the grooves were. That’s the white dots in the grout line.
Unless after I set the…[Read more]
I would think, at the end of the day, waterproof is waterproof. But, I just did my first shower so I’m new at it.
What are the time constraints? I would think ultimately that is what determine the product to use.
I went with 2 sloppy thick coats of liquid. Once dried, it should be as water proof as anything else.
Am I right guys?
Door are up. Tomorrow is punch list.
Can’t wait to book another legit one this time.
Grout is in. Was able to hide a fair amount of ugly spots.
I will say this, tile is quite a bit more physical than I expected. There’s nothing lightweight about it. But at least I know now what to charge for jobs like this.
Although I am used to a faster pace, it was difficult 2me to force myself to slow down and be alot more meticulous.
I’m too new to judge. The Hardie was easy as anything else to install.
If you look close, you can see the laser
Thanks guys, i am using modified thinset.
It’s all tiled up!
I had to do some tweaking manually just to get the lines as straight as I could. The cheap tiles had a healthy variance, which meant using spacers was pointless in some areas.
More pics for your viewing pleasure
Yeah I went overkill on the thickness, 2 sloppy coats.
I started the tile today, and the snap cutter is working flawless. I am using an extra wide 3/8 joint to allow for user error.
Personally, I feel I could get it much more straight, but the imperfections are minor at best.
Getting the thinset consistency right took some trial and error. At…[Read more]
It’s green! 2 crazy thick coats of waterproofing are on. I got distracted by the homeowner to do some other handyman work so tile got pushed to today.
Primed/painted his bedroom, installed a ceiling fan, patched various holes, etc…
It’s so annoying when they sidetrack you like that.
Anyhow, more pics
Update: hardi is up!!
I kinda squeezed this job in by working a few hours/day on it. Thanks to being extra attentive to the framing, the hardi went up crazy easy.
I do admit, the seam to drywall had me confused.I watched a ton of videos and Some people used mudd, others thinset. Eventually I chose to play it safe and thinset it all. If I need…[Read more]
A place called Louisville tile
Apparently, this bathroom used to be a bedroom. Someone slapped up a loosely build wall and got creative with the plumbing. Since the tub had rounded corners, they did not bother to try to keep the plumbing inside the “wall” cavities.
The vent stack on the left is all the laundry hookups/drain. The right stack is for the bathtub.
Today, I…[Read more]
I’d check framing for level, but it has to exist first…
I do plan on blocking while the walls are open for grab bars using 2×12’s so i have plenty of room for error. One of the tools I bought yesterday was a specialty bit to pre-drill through the tile for the screws after the tile is installed, so i wont have to worry about cracking the tile while mounting them.
As far as the specialty cut i made, I…[Read more]
So I was out at lowes today…wound up buying all their tile tools. Even picked up a few similar tiles just to play with.
First time ever using this stuff, a little more practice and I’ll be good to go.
Pics for fun!
Fortunately for me, the only plumbing i will be doing is relocating the drain. Mixer valve/shower head are staying put.
I keep doing a mental walkthrough of this job. It really has me excited learning all this stuff.
Maybe i should shoot for cement board hung/ seams filled on day 1. But that seems pretty ambitious. Otherwise i am in for 2 short days.
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