We have tile! It’s been over a month since we moved into the house and finally having legit flooring in the bathroom has been incredible. The whole main floor of the house has hardwood installed but the upstairs is still all subfloor. James and his brother put down the tile and they did such a great job. They rented a tile cutter from Home Depot for the weekend (above) to cut all the small pieces that fit around the edges of the room. So handy!
As I mentioned in my last updated, we ordered 2″ Hexagon Netted tile in grey from Pratt & Larson! It took about a month to be made but it was totally worth the wait for this beautiful handmade tile. It came netted which means it’s squares of 40 tiles that are held together by a mesh-like material. They laid the squares down one at a time and used those little tile spacers to make sure each netted square was spaced apart equally.
Then they pressed down on each section to make sure it was properly adhered to the grout. Their arms definitely got a good workout 🙂
Voila! It sat for 24 hours before they did the grout. Even without the grout it looked so darn pretty!
We were warned by people not to choose a light grout because it’s hard to keep clean, but we still decided to go with a white colour because it just popped against the grey tile so nicely. We tested it out with a light grey and it just didn’t have the same effect. It will require a bit more elbow grease to keep it looking nice, but I’m so glad we decided to use white.
This was fast drying grout so they had to wipe each section as they went along it so it wouldn’t stick to the top of the tile and form a glaze. I felt kind of bad watching them frantically throw on grout, smooth it over and wipe it off over and over. Honestly, those two worked so hard the whole weekend! But sometimes too many chefs in the kitchen can make things go slower so I just stayed at a distance and snapped some photos of the process.
And here’s the finished product! We still have a lot left to finish in the bathroom but it feels so good to have this first step completed.
Not gonna lie, I totally sat on the tile (a few days after the grout had dried of course) and just enjoyed an iced coffee. I never thought I would ever be SO happy to have new floors but I totally was. Also the bathroom is fully painted so that’s another thing checked off the list. Baby steps!