Sunday, October 7, 2012

Bathroom Tile Progress Moves to the Floor

Scott made great progress in the 1920 bathroom this weekend! The majority of the floor tile is now in place, and it looks great. 
Check it out!
He started on Saturday by placing the tile inside the shower stall. He had to make sure the little mosaics would fit nicely around the drain. Once that difficult spot was done, he moved on to the field tile.
Each 1 ft. x 1 ft. mesh-backed piece is comprised of 144 individual hexagon tiles. It's a good thing someone figured out how to do that whole mesh-back thing! I can't imagine trying to precisely place each tile. I teased Scott about how long he took to place each piece but he just wants it to be correct! (So I can't fault him for that, now can I?)
Due to the nature of the hexagon shape, the perimeter of the floor will need to be completed with half-pieces of tile. Luckily, Scott got to buy a new tool - a pair of tile nippers - to help with the task. He will tackle this process during the week.
The field tile is all in place! Now all we need is a piece of granite or marble to serve as a shower threshold, and the aforementioned half-pieces. Scott hopes to have everything in place and ready to grout next weekend.
Stay Tuned for Our Next Adventure!

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