Tile. Tile. Tile.
That about sums up this entire post, need I say more?
Well, I guess I’ll have to explain a few details about why tiling in a container can pose some minor struggles. Numero Uno: Corrugated walls. Since the walls in the bathroom are corrugated (layman term: wavy), the floor tile had to be cut to fit. I chose a mosaic type tile, with small pieces, bringing us to struggle dos: Tile cutting. Have you ever tried cutting small, I mean really small tile? I haven’t either, I left that up to the boys. But I hear its a beast.
Check it: Look at those curves.
After the floor was finished we decided to install our vanities. Main reason being that the countertop installers needed my makeup vanity in place to measure for the countertop. Which brings us to struggle number 3: corrugated walls. <– this being a common theme in our house. Steve, (code name for countertop man) measured and used a laser to determine the shape of our countertop. The result, was surprisingly better than expected.
Here is the finished makeup vanity: (don’t worry about those loose cords just yet)
Here is a close up of the cut countertop (sorry its a little dark and blurry)
Here is the double vanity on the other side:
Shower tile was the next step. Just thinking about it makes me want to cringe. Struggle number 4: chipping/breaking tile.
I chose large 12×24 tiles for the shower walls, which I thought would make the tiling process quicker, due to their larger size. I think this actually made it more difficult. The reason being: cuts. Cutouts needed to be made for all the plumbing. Which meant, round cuts within the large tiles, sometimes on the edges. This resulted in lots of broken tiles. It eventually worked out. (Our shower will thank us later with its double body sprayers and rain shower head)-after 21 days of curing.
Here are those cuts I was talking about.
but look at the final product…
And since your all wondering about the toilet… Here it is.
its a dual flush system to try and counteract the wasted water from the shower. (It just makes us feel better about ourselves)
Still to do in the master bath: Paint and install trim, Install a thermostat for the in-floor heating, install frameless shower door and standout mirrors. Take a shower.
Happening now: Cork Tile. Posing similar problems. including corrugation, and uneven tiles. More on that later.
In other news: We stepped away from the grout floats to take our squareback to one of our favorite shows in Eureka Springs. Heres some pictures of the trip.