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Jul 17, 2014

Bathroom Reno - Tile Is In, We're Nearing the End!

Have time for another bathroom update? Sick of my bathroom updates? Me too. (If you'd like to see it all from the start, check out these links: onetwo, and three.)

We are just a couple of days away from having the tiling and shower enclosure finished. There have been some real hiccups with this job over the last few weeks. We lost three days with a combination of Canada Day and the contractor needing time off for personal matters. Then there was a miscommunication on how we wanted the shower wall tile laid and the first row plus the curb had to be removed and redone.

wooden grey polished porcelain tile 12x24

Then, then, we ran out of wall tile with only twelve left to put in. So much for a 10% margin of error. And the tile company didn't have any more, in any of their locations. That was a very.bad.day. However, with some pushing and begging for them to keep looking, they found that one location did have 24"x24" tiles (ours are 12"x24") in the same pattern - old stock not on the floor anymore - so we hot-footed it across the city - about 45 minutes away - and grabbed them up. The contractor will cut them in half and they'll be just like the others.

wooden grey polished porcelain tile 12x24

We now have all the tile we need, the last ones should be laid today, and then everything will be grouted tomorrow or Monday. Can I get an "Amen"?!

wooden grey polished porcelain tile 12x24

Overall it's looking pretty good. The bathroom floor is dark brown tile that imitates wood planking. The contractor didn't realize that I wanted it staggered like real wood floors and I just about had a heart attack when I saw how he planned to lay it (with the only seam being a zigzag down the centre of the room). Thank goodness he was just dry-fitting it and it wasn't installed that way.

wood plank tile 8x36

The wall tile colour is called "Wooden Grey" and I love the wavy pattern. It's not quite a grey, not quite a brown, just somewhere in between. I want to keep taking close up pictures and just stare at them. We went with a subway tile pattern rather than stacked to give it a smoother look overall.

wooden grey polished porcelain tile 12x24

Once it's all done we need to paint and install the vanity and toilet. We also want to put in a new light fixture over the sink but we haven't picked anything out yet.

We're so close now, I can almost taste it! Though to be honest, am I looking forward more to having my bathroom back or to taking a vacation once it's done?

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Check out these links for the rest of the process -

Bathroom Reno - Demolition

Bathroom Reno - Plumbing and Insulation

Bathroom Reno - Shower Installation

Bathroom Reno - Reveal!


4 comments:

Barb @ Turtles and Tails said...

What a great idea. Looks fabulous with the photos in it!

Lory
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Barb @ Turtles and Tails said...

what a great find! i especially like it with the matting, you would never know this wasn't meant to be a frame.
b

Barb @ Turtles and Tails said...

Thank you!

Barb @ Turtles and Tails said...

Thanks and keep post such a informative blogs.
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