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Monday, August 12, 2013

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Hard Core Remodeling but Were Afraid to Ask Part 54!

Come with me to the bathroom!
We're in the home stretch on our whole house disability remodel here at
Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Hard Core Remodeling but Were Afraid to Ask!
and this is the last room that still needs major work.
Major work that all depends on ME, I might add.

The tile is my responsibility.
So now that we have all the decorative tile in place...'s time to cover the rest of the greenboard.
Which is purple.
Don't ask.
First, make a center line on your starter wall.
I did centers on the two opposite walls that would draw the most attention.
Have a ton of spacers on hand.
Have some space in your head.
I have plenty.
I could rent room out.
I took this stuff for a test drive while I was at it.
This is a product by the tile adhesive sheet people, with a few differences.
The main difference is that it's on a roll with one side of
the adhesive exposed as you unroll it.
Now, this IS the side you stick to the wall, but until you have it up there,
it's pretty much like you're a pest with a giant glue trap.
I'm very glad there's no video footage of me playing with this stuff.
There may or may not have been some foul language involved in the process.
The sheets are still easier to use, and if this is your first project,
I strongly recommend them.
I still prefer it for tight spots as it's easier to cut to size.
 First, cover all of the walls with tile adhesive sheets.
Simply measure the height of the walls, cut the length, and smooth it on.
 Cut around any fixtures.
 Center your first tile over the line you made.
 Use the spacers initially to get them perfect and even.
After the first few rows, you'll get a feel for it and probably won't even need them.
 We're using a classic subway tile, which is inexpensive and simple to work with.
 I only exposed the sticky stuff a section at a time for reasons:
1. This way, it would remain as tacky as possible
2. I would not be found by Mark helplessly adhered to the wall in a slip and fall mishap
 This goes up really fast at this point.
 I mean FAST.
 Check your lines from time to time with a mini level to make sure that bubble is centered.
 And you want to make sure the vertical lines are perfect too.
45 minutes later!
Yeah, this stuff is quick.
Are you getting your courage up yet?
You don't need to be a pro to tackle this.
You are looking at my third tile project.
The kitchen was my second.
That's right.
I jumped in the pool without a life vest.
To do a project, you need instructions, materials, and the guts to dive in.
Still scared?
Try this one first:
Trivetal Pursuit.
That was my first project, and it's still keeping casseroles safe each night.
Tomorrow we'll peek around the corners, so we'll see you then.


La Vie Quotidienne said...

What a great product and less messy then the usual way of afixing tile. This room is looking great! You have all done a wonderful job, your Mother must be so pleased.

Michelle L. said...

The design in that nicho is awesome, Sunny! Very proud to know a tilist of such skill and good taste.

Julie-Ann said...

Looks great!