Final Floor Preparations

Smoothing Excess Dried Concrete Thin Set

The last step completed in this continuing series on the installation of new tile flooring in our front foyer and adjoining laundry room, was the laying of the concrete thin-set into the metal screen and allowing it to sufficiently dry over night and most of the next morning. Yet, before any of the tile is laid, there are a few more preparation steps which need to be done. First, Brian trimmed off the portions of the now dried concrete mixture to have a smooth surface upon which the tile … [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...]

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