I virtually determined to not share my progress right this moment simply because I’m so bored with speaking about bathe tile, however I did promise to be accountable and maintain y’all within the loop with my progress (it actually does assist me maintain centered), so I’m right here. And I actually did make some good progress, however as is at all times the case, it’s simply not fairly as a lot progress as I had hoped.
On the finish of final week, I shared how final week was sort of a wash for me. I attempted an ornamental accent stripe on the bathe partitions, didn’t prefer it, and ripped it out. (Learn: A Dangerous Week For Progress, A Good Week For Readability.) So on the finish of final week, after a couple of steps ahead and a few steps backwards, this was the progress on the bathe wall tile…
As I ripped the tile off of the highest of that wall, it additionally ripped off the waterproofing membrane I had utilized. I used Semco waterproofing membrane within the bathe, but it surely’s solely out there on-line. Not wanting to attend for a brand new order to reach, I headed to Dwelling Depot and picked up the crimson waterproofing stuff that they promote simply to make use of on this again wall.
Had this been on a wall that will get persistently moist every time the bathe is used, I’d have waited for a brand new Semco order. However since that is on the wall that can get the least quantity of water, and it’s additionally on the highest of the wall, I used to be okay utilizing the crimson stuff.
Now that I’ve used each manufacturers in a comparatively quick time period and on the identical venture, I can let you know that I actually do favor and suggest Semco. The Semco waterproofing may be very simple to use. It’s additionally a thinner product, which doesn’t sound like a constructive factor, but it surely actually is. It fills in pinholes and tiny hairline cracks a lot simpler than the thicker RedGard does. And possibly the primary distinction that I observed is that RedGard dries a lot tougher, the place the Semco may be very sturdy when dry, but it surely stays pliable. For one thing that’s meant to be a crack prevention membrane, I’d assume that pliability can be important in order that the membrane gained’t crack as the home strikes and shifts all through the seasons.
So take that for what it’s value. ? My waterproofing membrane of alternative from right here on out will at all times be Semco, however clearly in a pinch, I’ll use the RedGard.
After letting that dry in a single day, I completed up the tile on that again wall.
You may see that the underside 2/3 of the wall is grouted (and nonetheless very hazy), however the higher 1/3 isn’t but grouted. I didn’t take the tile all the best way to the ceiling as a result of I’m nonetheless considering a few completely different choices for that space.
I had hoped that I’d get the entire aspect wall tiled as nicely, however once I completed up final evening, working from backside to high, I had solely made it simply previous the area of interest. That area of interest actually slowed me down as a result of I had no thought the right way to deal with it. I’ve by no means tiled a distinct segment earlier than. However I believe I lastly have it discovered. I nonetheless must tile the within, however at the least I received the entire intricate cuts completed to go across the exterior of the area of interest.
The remainder of that wall, not together with the within of the area of interest, needs to be fairly simple.
So it’s getting there! It’s simple to get annoyed with myself for a way gradual this venture goes, however I maintain reminding myself that this isn’t a typical bathe. This bathe has a complete lot extra tiled space than most do. The common grasp toilet bathe measurement is round 4′ x 3′ and has one or two glass partitions. This bathe is 7′ x 7.5′ with no glass partitions, so I’m making an attempt to chop myself some slack. However I’m so able to be achieved with this so I can transfer on to one thing else!!! And I’m positive y’all are prepared for that, too. ?
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