Bathroom Floor Tiling Project – SnapStone Floor Tile Installation Starts

So far in this series of articles we have examined various aspects of how we prepared the floor in our bathroom to receive the SnapStone porcelain floor tile.

This included the cutting the floor boards and screwing them into place.

This also included checking once again that the floor was still level after the floor boards had been placed and screwed into position, as can be seen in the picture below:

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At this point in our home renovation project we are ready to start to install the floor tile.

Now, I pointed out in the very first article in this series how wonderful the SnapStone web site is as an educational tool for those wishing to install this brand of tile themselves. There is the excellent collection of short SnapStone installation video clips about the different aspects of the tile installation as well as an active SnapStone forum / discussion board.

We will let you access both of those yourselves through the above links.

We will tell and show you what we did to install the tile.

Now, remember, these are no ‘ordinary’ floor tiles needing thin-set underneath to secure them to the floor. You simply use the simply tools to snap them together for a consistently uniform symmetrical fit as shown in the picture below.

sandys snapstone inspection Bathroom Floor Tiling Project   SnapStone Floor Tile Installation Starts

Yes, that’s our dog Sandy getting into the picture once again. She has been with us for about 9 years now and has seen a few different tile home maintenance projects we have undertaken. I guess she was curious to see how these were different.

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If she had opposable thumbs she might give these two thumbs up. But, of course she doesn’t, so she gave me that look which says something like ‘Can you hurry please so I can walk on them to see how they feel to me?’.  icon wink Bathroom Floor Tiling Project   SnapStone Floor Tile Installation Starts

Back to Bennett. The first thing he did was to temporarily placed some tiles in the corner. He used these to indicate the position of the tile over the toilet flange. This let him to then be able to mark where he needed to cut two of the floor tiles to they would be positions around the toilet flange on the floor.

measuring floor tile cut for toilet flange Bathroom Floor Tiling Project   SnapStone Floor Tile Installation Starts

Yes, the toilet will be put back in place once the tile is installed but prior to the grouting with the SnapStone flexible grout.

This is where the fun really begins for me; seeing the new floor take shape. However, there is one more preparation related task which Bennett wants to do first. And that is where we pick things up next time in our bathroom flooring home renovation project.

Select this link to continue with this series on our bathroom floor tiling project.

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