So this is the week where we really turned the corner on our master bathroom/laundry space by adding in ALL THE TILE.
All of it is Venato Carrara honed marble from The Builder Depot with this 4 x 12 for the herringbone walls and this 12 x 24 for the floors. I used their tile in our kitchen and loved it so much wanted the same for our bathroom, just in a different pattern for the walls and a different size for the floor. Really, the amount of tile that went into this bathroom is insane, especially considering the skipped work, very late nights, and sometimes early mornings to get it all installed. I may have had a mini breakdown to my blog bud Ashley, who’s doing the ORC too, but she always makes me feel better (or is it that we commiserated? I don’t even know). I still have 6 trim pieces to add into the shower niches and then I have to grout the entire thing room but even without those things, I already really love it. Because marble!
Before starting to tile I added RedGard to the walls (to waterproof the shower, but then I just did the whole wall for consistency).
Then the tiling marathon began. First up was installing all the herringbone tile. Not an easy task at all. I’ve tiled many a bathroom and I have to say this herringbone was right up there with doing our entire bathroom of penny tile in terms of how slow and tedious it was. Maybe more so. One of the hardest parts was getting the tile to match up when meeting at the top of the shower niches (I had started tiling from the bottom, then up the sides, then connected at the top). It didn’t match up the first time so I had to rip out half the wall and start over, so lame. The other hardest part was not having the tile want to slip down where it was not yet supported by tile underneath due to its weight and the angle. I found that spacers and taping every single tile really helped with that.
Then I did the floor, which went much faster due to the larger tiles, although those tiles are heavy!
My husband jumped in and hung all the drywall and added the outlets, so things are really starting to look like a bathroom, if extraordinarily white at this point. But, I think the black vanity and walnut counters will tone things down, along with the art and accessories.
In order of events I’m planning to start grouting tonight, we’re getting our washer/dryer installed, and then our glass shower doors. In the meantime we’ll be doing lots of sanding/spackling of drywall and then adding in the cabinets/vanity/fixtures. Still so much to do but the end is in sight!
Have you checked out the other featured designers? There rooms are looking so awesome.
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Until next week…