Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Memorial Day Fun

We were busy this Memorial Day. After discovering a bit of mold, I decided the cracked tiles in the bathroom just weren't going to cut it. Fearing the worst, we began demolishing the tub enclosure.

Tile Demo (that's our neighbor helping)

Surprisingly, (thankfully) there wasn't much mold. Yay! It still needed to come down. Cracked tiles are never a positive. The worst place was in the middle where the soap dish was. It was really bad.

Studs

Nest we put up roofing felt and then the cement board.

Cement board

We chose to use Hardiebacker because it's much easier to work with. I tell you, I don't think my days of working at Home Depot have paid off more than they have with this project!!

We greenboarded the rest of it and bought our tiles tonight. Tomorrow afternoon I'll be putting fiberglass tape and thinset in the joints and then we'll start putting in the tile. More pictures to come!!

3 comments:

  1. AWESOME! I'm costantly amazed at your home improvement skills.

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  2. We have mold in our bathroom too. I think we need to tear the whole thing apart, but Jesse's not very worried about it. I think that's his way of trying to dodge the incredibly difficult project that neither of us has the skills for (kudos to you, by the way). Seriously... I really need to learn a thing or two from you.

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  3. I have to be honest, I let the guys do most the work here. Tile is heavy! So is cement board. I mainly took on the role of supervisor and greenboard installer here, though I did have a lot of fun wacking that stuff with the hammer!
    But I will be the tile master!!

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