Is It Tile? Is It Wood?
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Yeah, so I am one of those DIYers who is inspired to start new projects in the anticipation of an event. So, naturally, when our annual Christmas party was 4 days away, I promptly decided it was time to demo the basement bathroom and install new tile.
Did we get it done in time? Of course not!
Was the toilet functioning? No, why would we want to have two functioning toilets the day of a party?
Haha, I give myself an A for effort though
The floor is finished now, so let me take you through the project.
Do you remember the basement bathroom expansion? The basement was cinder block walls and a concrete floor before we finished it (before and after photos are here). The only thing in the basement (other than the boiler, water heater, and a laundry sink) was a finished 1/2 bath. Our house is tiny, so I understand why the previous home owners felt the need to add a bathroom.
We decided to make the 1/2 bath into a full bath, and bumped out the wall to add a tub. This resulted in an awkward space where the old tile ended and the rest of the concrete floor began. I wanted a clean, even look for the party – got what I wanted, just 2 days later.
The whole room was sort of blah blah white blah.
The tile floor came up with a hammer and chisel.
Did I mention I started this project while my hubby was at work, and without his knowledge? Best way to start a large project in my house – demolish everything before he gets home, so we have no choice but to fix it by the time he shows up
I originally thought we would do a more traditional tile. I was checking out white marble basket weave (love), but the basement is a little bit contemporary. I matched the doors to the rest of the house and love how they turned out, but the basement is carpeted and has white trim, so I went with a new fresh tile choice: Wood-look tile.
I could not be happier with the results! We picked the tile up a big box store here.
The marble threshold was easy to do. We glued down a tack strip to the concrete floor, and followed the great step-by-step I found here.
The bathroom isn’t done yet. We plan to:
- Tile the shower
- Replace the sink
- Install a medicine cabinet/new mirror
- Change the sink light fixture.
I’m excited to finish the project up, and have another full bath for guests to use. Let’s hope I can keep the momentum going.