Laying Floor Tile For Basement Stairs Edge, Closets and Tile Insert

Last time in our continuing floor tiling home renovation project we saw much of the floor in the front foyer and laundry room covered with the large 24 inch by 24 inch porcelain floor tiles.

Today we see the remaining floor areas completed.

First, notice the use of a metal edger against the two tiles by the stairway to the basement.

 Laying Floor Tile For Basement Stairs Edge, Closets and Tile Insert

It was decided that since the door handles inside the house, the faucets, shower heads, etc. were all either brushed nickel or chrome that we would go with the silver metal edge as shown in the above picture. We will have more to show and write about how this area where the floor meets the stairs riser was finished in a later article.

Next, you might recall this picture from a few weeks ago showing the floor tile insert which was going to be placed in a strategic area of the floor.

 Laying Floor Tile For Basement Stairs Edge, Closets and Tile Insert

I know you really couldn’t make out what we had planned at that time. Well, look at the finished product just as Mike finished laying both the glass border along the smaller 18 inch by 18 inch floor tile.

 Laying Floor Tile For Basement Stairs Edge, Closets and Tile Insert

Remember, we are using 24 inch by 24 inch tiles. Therefore, by using a standard 18 inch by 18 inch tile inside the three rows of glass border on all four sides there is no need to cut the 24 X 24 inch tile. Here’s a closer view.

 Laying Floor Tile For Basement Stairs Edge, Closets and Tile Insert

This provides a much better edge for the smaller tile. It does not look as if it was cut on all four sides which it was not. And, what helped to ensure that the glass border, the 18 X 18 inch tile within, as well as the rest of the previously laid floor tiles were all level was both Mike’s experience as well as this nifty tool which was just the right width to match that of the glass border insert.

 Laying Floor Tile For Basement Stairs Edge, Closets and Tile Insert

This helped with the smoothing of the cement underneath the glass tile border.

Next we see some pictures of the closet floors now fully tiled. This first one is the main hallway closet.

 Laying Floor Tile For Basement Stairs Edge, Closets and Tile Insert

And this one is for the closet in the laundry room.

 Laying Floor Tile For Basement Stairs Edge, Closets and Tile Insert

Select this link to see the remaining edges of the floor tile are cut and laid.

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