BTRIPP (btripp) wrote,

Whew ...

I have been spending the early mornings of the past week working on a bathroom floor. The Wife has very much wanted to upgrade the main bathroom, so as part of her birthday presents she got a big box full of ceramic tile, adhesive, grout, etc. with a note saying "some assembly required"!

I had to tear up the old tile (not as easy as I had hoped), try to remove the old adhesive (over 30 years old, and ossified), opt for a "leveler" coat (once I figured the old adhesive wasn't going anywhere), install the full tiles, eventually connect with a "lever" tile cutter (after having shattered a couple of tiles with the hand-held model) and cut and install the partial tiles, and finally this morning, grout. While I'm not "done" done, all that remains is a bit of clean-up, a few days of mopping (to let the grout cure gradually), and then applying grout sealant. However, at this point, it's pretty much taken care of. Whew!

I'll shoot a picture eventually ...

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