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Bathroom Tiling, Part 2

Bathroom Tiling Part II happened today, with the help once again from Dad.

Instead of going outside to do the cutting on the wet saw, we put it in the “dungeon” room (which is a little room off the furnace room). It was a perfect place to cut as it creates little mess compared to cutting wood. And it is pretty cold here in Toronto to be working with water outdoors.



The men worked away at it for a good 5 hours, making sure the layout was perfect.


Initially we were going to just put tiles side by side, but when I played around with the look, it didn’t seem right. It was much too “linear” for this small of a bathroom. And plus, since we’re novices, we didn’t do anything like “borders” like I’ve seen some people do, so some visual interest was definitely needed…

When I was at my parents house, I was staying over and looked at their bathroom floor that was recently done. I noticed that it was done in a diamond pattern. Genius.

So I suggested the pattern to the boys, and thankfully they agreed!

So now the tile for the floor has been cut! But since dinner time rolled near, we decided to leave the rest for another day. Baby steps….But big transformations!

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    January 11, 2010 at 2:44 am

    Gorgeous! Looking so great!

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    Kerry @ First Time Fancy
    January 11, 2010 at 2:56 am

    Looks like it was a tiling kind of day in the city despite the weather! We were also tiling the laundry room and I was using the wet saw in the basement… still really cold! Looks great!

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    January 11, 2010 at 2:56 am

    This is breathtaking! So beautiful!

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    [email protected] at Home
    January 11, 2010 at 3:38 am

    Oh my that is gorgeous.

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    January 11, 2010 at 12:09 pm

    Looks lovely and adds such interest to a small space.
    So glad I found your blog. You are motivating me to get moving on my place – so easy to put things off when life gets hectic. Seeing your posts gives me a much needed nudge. Keep adding – I love to see the progress.

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    January 12, 2010 at 1:19 am

    looks fantastic!

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    January 16, 2010 at 2:50 pm

    PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE finish this tile project. We are redoing a bathroom and love your selections. We are trying to achieve a similar look and can't wait to see how it turns out. Stay up late if you need to, drink lots of coffee but please don't stop!

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