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Bee in my Bonnet - New Bathroom Floor

I've been wanting to revamp our guest bath for awhile now, but with a busy summer I just haven't gotten around to it yet.  Yesterday, it was really bothering me so I mentioned to my husband that I wanted to put in a new tile floor - namely, a new Carrara marble tile floor.  

He said "okay".  

I said "today".

He came back with a sledgehammer and chisel and I said "yay"!  I tend to get like this.  I'll mull over something for ages and when I finally decide what to do/that I want to do it...I want it done, like, 15 minutes ago.  So, thank you to my most agreeable husband.

The old floors were a faux-marble-esque ceramic tile with gray and pink "veining".


That grout!  Ugh.  Why didn't I do this years ago?

So, we got down to business.  He starting hammering away while I was in charge of clean up as we went along.  

Derby was a huge help :)

We went down to the concrete subfloor.  I filled in some of the larger holes with a thin-set mortar that we had on hand.

We then sealed it with a self-leveling concrete primer & will self-level it tonight.  Little surprises always pop-up when doing home renovations, but I still groaned when the sink starting to leak.  I want this project done by the end of the week, so wish us luck!!

I redid this bathroom 4 or 5 years ago when I was loving chocolate brown/light blue/ivory color combination (which I still love, by the way), so I am ready for something new.  Most of the walls in our house are some shade of gray and while I kind of wish I could commit to doing something completely different in here, I am pretty sure we're going to go gray in here as well.  BUT!  It will be in a fun, new way (stripes, anyone?).

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Reader Comments (9)

Yay for a new project!! I can't wait to see it all come together! And hear about the details, I've never done a floor tile job and I really want to.

August 29, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterkelsey

Ooh I can't wait to see how this turns out! Our bathrooms BADLY need new tile but I'm so scared to go the DIY route.

August 29, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMandy

I've hated the tiles and flooring in our bathrooms even before we bought the place so I'm very interested to see how your project turns out! Good luck!

August 29, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterGeek in Heels

Looks like a fun project! I can't wait to see it when you're done. Seems like you are in good hands with Derby as your project manager! :)

August 29, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBethany

Oooh, I can't wait to see!

August 29, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda

Derby takes her job very seriously. I'm impressed with his skills on the tile saw too. You do have a great team!

September 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBethany

Thanks for the updates, Kristin. We just redone our immaculately white bathroom floor to the black and white hexagon tiles. We paired them with black bathroom cabinets which gave our bathroom a sophisticated look.


May 22, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterTerence

I think, that old ceramics is still good looking with gray and pink "veining".

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June 28, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterjasa desain interior

Besides a nice interior design, that dog was funny too.

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