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Main Floor Bathroom Reno


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As promised. This is what I have been up to since early Dec. 2013. I like to take my time and hate when the warden nags me. evileye evileye

New sub floor going in. (1/2" ply)

The new tubs drain landed right on a floor joist, had to knock out some for the trap, Good thing the I-beam was right under that spot.

Making the wife happy with a 24" deep soaker tub.

Hardybacker board going up.

Adding some bracing as the joist had to be cut to fit in the fixture.

Warmly Yours heating mat. (6sq.st mat)

The heating mat had to be set down in an UNMODIFIED THIN-SET.

Then the DITRA UNCOUPLING MEMBRANE, SET IN a MODIFIED THIN-SET.

Large format Porcelain Tile, 12" x 24", using a new product to keep all the tiles level.

Thin-set is dry and the floor looks awesome. Just need to grout.

 



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LINK to my Bucket with all the photos.  http://s103.photobucket.com/user/58oddity/library/HandyMan/Main%20Bathroom%20Reno

 

 

Now the wife and I are undecided what type of tile to use on the wall for the tub/shower surround.

We picked out two tiles but I thought they looked a bit big. One was 8"x12" the other was 10"x14".

Looking for suggestions, please post pic's of any idears that you have.

The other thing is, I'd like to carry the tile around the room up to about the three foot mark. the wife only wants tile in the shower area.

We are also entertaining the idea of finding a mosaic type tile to compliment the floor and incorporate that into the wall tile.



-- Edited by 58Chev on Tuesday 18th of March 2014 08:00:29 AM

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Very Nice work, Frank, does that mat run on a thermostat or an on and off switch somewhere?  As far as the tile goes, I think you'll be OK with anything providing the colors and texture don't clash.  Being the "get it done quick" person I am, the larger the tile the better but that's not always the best way.

Thanks for sharing,

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Yes, the mat runs off a programmable thermostat. it's a great small system that runs off of 120V
More pic's of the wiring in my Bucket.
I ran the mat wire and the t-stat wire in separate flex conduit in the wall to keep them separate from each other. The company mentions that they do generate a bit of heat.
Still have to finish the run right back to my panel, so it's on its own circuit.

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Nice job 58, I vote for the 8x12 tile.  just my .02.

Always interested to see how folks handle the toilet flange height..............I've fixed more than I can count.  :)



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CHS,
As for the flange height, I did quite a bit of research and the proper installation is "on top of the finished floor"

If set flush with the floor, a spacer or double wax seal would be needed. biggrin 

 

Did I pass? smile



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You pass, I always like to observe the type of flange and such. Always a good time for an upgrade. 



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man, heated floor ! i could use that in the whole dang hopuse. looks dang good Fiddyate!

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Mego, as cold natured as you are, I'm surprised you don't have heated drawers. hahahahaha

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My wife nattered on and on about a heated floor, but in a half bath, why? She is also mumbling that when I do the kitchen that should have heat as well - not gonna happen - half will be vinyl and the other wood..

Tile - and running up the wall - our main bath upstairs has a new 'glass tub surround but tile above it and on the ceiling. The actual walls are tiled up about 4' but with 4" tile plus a 2" cap tile of contrasting color. The original cast iron tub was broken out and the original tile over 'rock surround trashed - it leaked, and probably had for years. Love that mold smell!!!!!

As far as putting up wall tile to complement 12x18 tile, I would think that 12" square max or possibly as small as 6" would work. My perspective would be that any 6, 12 or 18 inch tile would work with probably 6 or 12 square being the best - but that's only my 'vision' and when it comes to wives, doesn't count. biggrin.gifbiggrin.gifbiggrin.gif



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Tile leaked, eh? LOL  Thanks for supporting my opinion of tile.    LOL  I've had tile fail far more often than any other floor or wall covering, and see it failing in others houses as well.





-- Edited by thirdroc17 on Thursday 20th of March 2014 09:03:43 PM

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Finally have the tiles up and all grout done.

 



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Looks very good - and those small BRs are tougher to do then a big one if for no other reason that every time you turn you bump into something - including yourself.

 

 



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Nice job, Frank. I really like the corners and the way you tied it all together. Nice color choice also. What's the next step?
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DaveW,
My son-in-law kept bugging to assist me. I told him, much easier for me to work in there by myself because it's such a small room.

Meller,
I need to splash some ZINSSER Primer/Sealer on the walls. To cover up the bare plaster and the old paint is oil base.
Then the wife needs to decide on a colour.
Start putting the fixtures in place.
Another month or so and it will be done. Most weekends are booked now for the next month. I never have enough umph left in me after work during the weekdays.

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Well, in the final home stretch of this project.
The wife is finnaly off my back, she can now soak in the tub. smile Finished all the caulk last night.

Short list of things to be done:
Shower curtain Rod
Towel Rack
TP Holder
Granny Grab Bars
Curtain for the window
Wife needs to find a mirror
Mount a 12" x 24" Tile for a side slash

 

Had to move the electrical outlet, never realized how much taller these new vanities are compared to the old one.

 



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Nice work, Frank, feels good to be able to see that proverbial light don't it? IMHO, there's nothing that looks any more "homey" than that laminate flooring. It also looks like most of the work that's left are jobs that you don't have to bend over or get on your hands and knees to do. win win win

Kudos and hi-5s
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BATHROOM RENO COMPLETE

Finally finished the bathroom reno about a week ago.

 

 

 

 

My neighbours when on vacation to the Bahamas and brought us back a gift.  biggrin  biggrin

 



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Very nice job -

But I do have to ask this important question. How does your wife use and store all of those important concoctions she needs to maintain her beauty (see meller's post of a couple days ago) with not much vanity top surface and so few drawers?

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YES, I TOO would like to know the answer to Dave's question. Maybe a smaller vanity would solve my problem? OK, yes, I'm joking.

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Very nice.



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I have to admit, I'm very lucky that my wife hates to wear that stuff and waste time putting it on.

Some thing to do with being a tom-boy, growing up with 7 brothers.

Only need room for a hair dryer. biggrin  smile

 

ThanX for the kudos, I'm happy that it's finally done. Now to find some time for my 58. wink



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