Today I kicked it off with removing the sink and toilet.
Tomorrow I will be removing the baseboards and old wood flooring.
Thursday night I hope to do the backerboard, but we are still deciding on a tile pattern, so we might have a little pause in the project while we figure that part out.
Here are the videos we are using to guide us along the way from home depot:
How to remove the pedestal sink
How to remove the toilet
How to remove the trim
- How to prepare the subfloor
- If your room is not square, this video explains how to find a true 90 degree center mark.
- How to plan the layout of your tile
- mixing your mortar/thinset
- trowel size for tiles
- laying your first tile
- after your first 4 or 5 tiles
- If you need a break
- cutting tile basic
- cutting tile tips
- removing spacers and applying grout
- spreading grout tips
- grouting uneven tiles
- cleaning excess grout
- grout sealer
I'm SUPER excited. I love projects, especially when I can walk away from them to attend to life, then jump right back in when I've got spare time. This bathroom is the powder room downstairs, so no one NEEDS to use it, and I can close the door to contain my mess every night so the kids will lead it alone during the day. And it is so small, that if I totally mess it up, we can get some one to come do it. But I'm not going to mess up :) I ope it goes so well that Sam asks me to tile the 2 bathrooms with vinyl floors.