Contrary to popular (mainly Katie’s) belief, I do actually finish a project every now and then. The upstairs bathroom is included on that elite list. But before I could scratch it off of the project list, some finishing touches had to be completed:
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Upstairs Bathroom: Tile!
Most people don’t take a year to tile their bathrooms. Those people aren’t me. This post is mainly just going to be an image dump, so buckle in!
So endeth the great tiling odyssey of 2016-2017.
Things I learned:
- Wipe grout off of matte tile as quickly as possible
- Use big tiles
- Don’t try to use a wet tile saw indoors
- If you’re making a lot of straight cuts, invest in a good tile snap cutter
Next up: caulk, paint, finishing touches, and NOT HAVING TO GO DOWNSTAIRS TO USE THE BATHROOM ANYMORE THANK THE LORD!
Upstairs Bathroom: Demo & Pre-Tile
It turns out that the previous owners cracked the bathtub in the upstairs bathroom, and instead of patching it or replacing it like a sane, non-shady person, they just smeared some caulk on it so it would hold water during inspections. Once we started to use the bathtub, the caulk broke free of the plastic tub, and so water was free to roam the space between the first and second floors.