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Thursday, October 15, 2015

ORC Week 2- Tile Floors for the Old Palm Beach Bathroom

I cannot believe it is already week two of the ORC!

Palm Beach Bathroom:

Whenever you are redesigning a space it is generally best to begin with whatever demolition and construction needs to happen. We knew that we would be updating the 30 year old linoleum flooring so this needed to happen first. [The-10-Cent-Tour-2003.jpg]

If I’ve said it once I will say it a million times more…thank goodness for Mr. Décor. He is an amazing handyman. First, the dated brass and frosted glass doors were taken off the bathtub/shower. He did this because in order to correctly tile the floor the toilet needed to come up. The shower was the perfect place to store it.

He also was game to try and install this tile mosaic flooring I found at the Home Depot. We bought a little less than a case. As they graciously offer a 10 % military discount we were able to buy the tile, thinset and grouting for around $60.

Merola Tile Metro Octagon Matte White with Dot 11-1/2 in. x 11-1/2 in. x 5 mm Porcelain Mosaic Floor and Wall Tile (9.2 sq.ft./case)

Since Mr. Décor had never installed mosaic tile before it was a bit of challenge. The thinset came up between the tiles and he had to spend quite a bit of time scraping the excess out with a screwdriver.

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Then of course there was the grouting and installing new baseboards to finish the new flooring. I was really pleased with Mr. Décor’s handiwork. It is such an improvement. Although he has asked to not be asked to install a mosaic ever again. :)

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Next, it’s time to take down that dreaded cabinet and scrape off that jungle wallpaper border.



Mary Steinbrink said...

So glad your blog is back up! I love the floor! Please tell Mr. Décor that he did a great job! I can't wait to see what you do next. . .

CarolynB said...

Mr. Decor rules!!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh thank goodness you've got your blog back up and running again. I love the floor, it looks amazing and he did a fabulous job. This is going to be a great bathroom.

Pat@Life At Lydias House said...

The new tile looks fantastic! Great job to the Mr!

Rhona Lutton said...

Absolutely love the tile, great choice.

Blondie's Journal said...

love it, Laura. Making progress is such a great feeling. Looking forward to everything!!! :)

Jane x

Auntie Em said...

So glad your blog is up and running again. Love the floor. Isn't it wonderful what our DIY hubbies can do when we ask. :)
I am sure the rest of the reveal will be just as gorgeous!
Thanks for sharing a peek :)

Linda said...

Looks beautiful! The original floors in there would be a vast improvement over what we have in our bathrooms (stained linoleum), but again, it doesn't pay for us to do major updates at our house, if only for our own enjoyment, as house values just keep falling in the town where we live, so I tend to overlook a lot in our home. I was just telling Jim that we seriously need to clean the stained linoleum in our mud room/laundry room/cat bathroom pass way to the garage before Dad's 90th Birthday party. I'm just really bad about keeping up with cleaning and house updates, but I always enjoy seeing what you're working on. :)


Julie's Lifestyle said...

Hello Laura,
I hope you are having a nice Friday. Your husband did a great job with the floor. How lucky you are! I hope you have a wonderful weekend.
Julie xo

Vel Criste said...

The new floors look great Laura! Can't wait to see more!

Karen Hess said...

Awesome!! Your transformations on simply miraculous...can't wait to see the full reveal!