Our House Building Adventure

We bought 3 acres of raw land in Wyoming... started clearing it... dug the basement... poured cement... and started framing!

This blog details our house building adventure... building our new home... ourselves!

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Dreaming of a toilet...

Today I plan on laying out tile in the guest bathroom. Actually, I got it started last night...

I will get starting laying tile today! I have to check to see how long it needs to set before grouting.

I'm feeling a little leery of doing the grout. Back when I knew NOTHING about tiling except the dream of having tiled bathrooms... the Lowes salesman... based on what I wanted... and because it's a bathroom install... helped me pick epoxy grout. From everything I've read, I'm going to have to be very very careful with it!

If anyone has experience working with epoxy grout, please DO leave your pearls of wisdom in comments!

Anyway, I'm so looking forward to having a toilet here! My plan is be able to have that in place this weekend!

Laying the Ditra was quite a bit of work... I was so tired when toward the end. But, it's done!

Note to myself on Ditra installation:
-Have a clip hand to hold rolled Ditra.
-Have Ditra pieces pre-cut.
-Have other bathrooms prepped with cut Ditra in case of extra thinset.
-Start first thing in the morning!


Dan said...

I have never tiled before so I can't offer any help. I will be tiling for the first time as well this Fall though in the front hall. I will be using ditra too because this old house is a little wonky and bouncy! Good luck with the tiling and I can't wait to see it all done.

Peg Lewis said...

Dreaming of a toilet is something I have been known to do in my sleep. With disastrous results when I was a little kid: it was ooooh so real. But that's not what you meant, right?

Toni said...

Hey Dan... I'm about to become a tile expert... LOL! Be sure to firm up your floor first! Can you get access to the floor joists?

Peg... Thanks for the good laugh this morning. I needed that!

I hope to get far enough today & tomorrow to be able to install the toilet... hmmm... maybe Saturday.