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 – Floor Vent

Floor Vent Close to Wall

Yesterday, in our continuing review of our bathroom floor tiling project using SnapStone porcelain floor tiles, we discussed a few different aspects of the flexible grout. Today I wanted to cover the approach taken with the floor vent. This was the situation with the placement of the floor vent in the bathroom. As you can see in the picture below it is located very close to the wall just off to the side of the sink. We made the decision to center as much as possible the floor tile … [Read more...]

Bathroom Floor Tiling Project – Grouting Observations

SnapStone Grout Buckets

When we last wrote about our bathroom floor tiling home renovation project, we discussed the application of the SnapStone porcelain floor tiles in and around the toilet. Today, I wanted to mention the grouting. Now, the grout used with SnapStone floor tiles is different. It is make to provide just enough 'give' to meet the needs of the SnapStone tiles which as we know by now from prior articles in this project series are simply laid on top of existing sub-floor. You can see all the … [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...]

Bathroom Floor Tiling Project – SnapStone Tiles Installed

Floor Tile Install Supervisor

In this next article within our continuing bathroom floor tiling project series, I wanted to show a series of pictures which show the progression of the tiles being laid. As we progress from one picture to the next, you can see what starts out looking like a home renovation DIY type of project to one of a bathroom with a very nice looking tile floor. Now, with our dog Sandy supervising ;) the installation process of the SnapStone floor tiles from the adjacent bedroom in the above … [Read more...]

Bathroom Floor Tiling Project – Get The Installation Kit

SnapStone Installation Tool Kit

We have spent many articles in this series on our bathroom floor tiling project about the floor preparation. Every situation will be different. Our bathroom floor needed a lot of preparation as you saw; much more than most. However, once the floor is fully prepped, it is time to start laying the tile. Now, remember, the major difference with these porcelain floor tiles from SnapStone is that you do not use any type of thin-set between the under-floor and the tile. This will save a lot of … [Read more...]

Bathroom Floor Tiling Project – Custom Bathtub Tiled Skirt

Measuring and Marking Flange Cut in Tile

In yesterday's article we wrote and showed in the pictures how Bennett temporarily placed some of the floor tiles from the walls near the toilet flange in the ground. The purpose of this was to sketch with a pencil the round cut that he would need to make into the floor tiles from SnapStone which would be placed on either side of the flange. Below is another picture of Bennett in action, if you will, with this task. So, here we are with the floor ready for tiling; well … [Read more...]

Bathroom Floor Tiling Project – SnapStone Floor Tile Installation Starts

Checking Level of Bathroom Floor

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: At this point in our home renovation project we are ready to start to install the … [Read more...]

Bathroom Floor Tiling Project – Floor Preparation Under the Toilet

Toto 6L Power Flush Toilet on Broken Floor Tile

Yesterday, we took a look at the floor preparation by the tub in the bathroom which we are covering with porcelain tile from SnapStone. Today, we take a look at preparing the floor under the toilet. Now, while there was a question whether we would leave the existing single row of tile against the bathtub, there was no question about the existing tile underneath the toilet as shown in the picture of the Toto 6 litre power flush toilet below. It was cracked. It had to go. If you look … [Read more...]

Bathroom Floor Tiling Project – Floor Preparation Under the Bathtub

Bathtub With Tile Floor Border Broken

In yesterday's article we began the preparation of the floor within the bathroom we were going to apply floor tile.Once the carpet, under-padding and baseboard molding were removed, Bennett started to work on the flooring by the bathtub. Why? Well, here is a picture of the bathtub just after the carpet was removed. What you should notice are two things. First, the bathtub has a skirt along its length (removed in the above picture; however you can still see the wooden support frame). … [Read more...]

Bathroom Floor Tiling Project – The Starting Point

Bathroom Carpet

Yesterday we started this new home maintenance project series about using SnapStone porcelain floor tiles in one of the bathrooms of our home. Today we look at the current situation for the bathroom flooring. This will provide the necessary context for you to understand what we needed to do and why we did what we did. First, as you can see in the picture below, the bathroom  has carpet flooring. This was a conscious decision that my wife and I made three years ago during the major … [Read more...]

Bathroom Floor Tiling Project – SnapStone Floor Tile

SnapStone Floor Tile

In life, timing is everything or nothing. Several weeks ago I was approached by Maya of SSPR, a public relations firm, if I was in need of floor tiles. While we underwent major renovations in almost every area of our home three summers ago, two projects which we did not undertake was to replace the floor tile in our main foyer and to install floor tile in our laundry room As well, another home renovation project which has been placed on our to do list is to install floor tiles in one of … [Read more...]

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