How To Install Oversized Floor Tiles

Old Light Floor Tile Against Dark Hardwood Flooring

A few days ago we provided a summary of the many articles we wrote about preparing both a previously tiled floor as well as one covered with linoleum for new oversized floor tiles. Today, we provide you with the listing of the articles, with many pictures, we wrote about the installation of oversized 24 inch by 24 inch floor tiles upon completing the many steps involved with first preparing both floors. As a reminder,our floor tiling project began with 23 year old tiled flooring in our … [Read more...]

Color Coordination – Color Coordinating Floor Vent Register With Floor Tiles

Black Floor Vent Register on Charcoal Tile

In the previously article within this floor tiling home renovation project series, we wrote about the technique used to secure the grout between the tile and the wood of the adjacent stairs wood hand railing. Today, we wanted to cover coordinating the color of the floor vent register with the new dark charcoal over-sized floor tiles. Here is the a picture where we used the original vent cover in the newly tiled laundry room: Typically, floor vent registers are not meant to be … [Read more...]

Caulking On Top Of Floor Tile Grout

Floor Tile Againt Wooden Hand Rail Base

In the last article within this floor tiling home renovation project series, we showed and discussed the need to paint the baseboard trim after the floor tile was installed. Today, we look at a technique I had not previously come across. Apologies in advance as most of the pictures in this article are just a little blurry. OK, OK, a lot blurry. Sorry. Now to me, this part of our newly installed porcelain tiled front hallway floor looks finished. It has the grout nicely applied between the … [Read more...]

Finishing The Baseboard Trim

Cracked Baseboard Paint

We showed the finished and cleaned over-sized floor tiles in our previous article within this floor tile home renovation project series. Today, we need to return to deal with the baseboard trim. The one part which the contractors were not willing to do was to paint the baseboard trim once they installed the new floor tile. We had two options, either have them: Install quarter round trim against the existing wood baseboard trim once the new floor tile had been laid and … [Read more...]

Color Coordinating Floor Tiles

Grey Floor Tile Against Dark Brown Hardwood

In the previous article within our floor tile home renovation project, we showed the solution to finishing the entrance from the sunken living room to the newly tiled front hall. With most of the tile installation tasks completed, I wanted to show you what our new front foyer and adjoining room looks like with our new over-sized floor tile. Now, here are two before pictures showing the front hall with the 23 year old original floor tile first from the entrance to the house and second from … [Read more...]

Bathroom Floor Tiling Project – Creating Vertical Skirt for Bathtub

Bathtub Rear Skirt Frame

Yesterday we wrote about how we leveled the top of the carpet in the adjacent bedroom to the top of the floor tile in the bathroom. Today I wanted to show you the approach taken to re-create the tiled vertical skirt in the back of the bathtub. If you recall, as part of our bathroom floor tiling project we had to remove the tiled skirt in the back of the bathtub. So, once the floor tile was laid we needed to create this skirt once again. In the above picture you can see the wood … [Read more...]

Bathroom Floor Tiling Project – SnapStone Tiles Toilet Installation

SnapStone Floor Tile Around Toilet Flange

Yesterday we saw the progression of the SnapStone tiles on the bathroom floor, starting at the wall with the sink, because it is where we have the floor heating / cooling vent, and progressing to the other side of the wall. Today I wanted to show you the progression of the tile in the area by the toilet. If you recall, Bennett temporarily placed a few SnapStone tiles in place so he could mark the area of the toilet's flange on the porcelain floor tiles to indicate where he needed to cut … [Read more...]

Basement Ceiling Leak – Part 21 – Shower Tap Tile Repair

Initial Shower Taps Intallation

In Part 20, Bennett had finished grouting the floor tile and installed the wall tile within the new shower floor to repair the leak from the initial home renovation project. He returned the next day to complete the shower repair. First he applied the grout to the ceiling tiles he replaced along the lower shower walls. Next he repaired the installation of the shower water taps. How? Well, below is a picture of the taps on the wall from the initial shower renovation. Look closely … [Read more...]

Basement Ceiling Leak – Part 19 – Wall Tile and Grout

Grouted Shower Tile

We showed in Part 18 how the 4 inch by 4 inch floor tiles were layed on the floor of the en suite shower as part of our home renovation repair. Below is a picture of the new shower floor before the grout. So, the next step is to put the grout amongst the floor tile the day after the tile was layed.  Notice how the grout (per the picture below) is a darker shade than the grout on the existing wall tiles yet is a nice complement to both the floor and wall … [Read more...]

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