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JimmyFry

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Tiled the Guest Bath
« on: June 28, 2017, 12:35:14 PM »
Hey all.  Long time MMM reader but new Forum poster.

DW and I have been in our home about 2 years now, and after doing a lot of minor work ourselves (painting, minor drywall repair, etc.) I finally took the step to "real" work with a tile job in the guest bath. 

Lots of YouTube lessons and a little panic later (spread a little too much thinset for my tiling speed at the start, yikes!), the project turned out nice and it's a source of pride.  Also important - DW is just as happy with the job and savings as I am, and more likely to be on board with more ambitious DIY projects in the future

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Re: Tiled the Guest Bath
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2017, 12:42:17 PM »
That's awesome! Congrats on completing the project.

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Re: Tiled the Guest Bath
« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2017, 01:49:19 PM »
Before and after pictures?!

JimmyFry

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Re: Tiled the Guest Bath
« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2017, 07:12:48 PM »
Before and after pictures?!

Didn't take a before picture, but here's the after.  Take my word for it that it's an improvement.  You can also see the fancy new toilet I installed while at it.  Not sure if the two-flush options end up saving much, but the old one was shot and I liked the idea of using a little less water when going #1

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Re: Tiled the Guest Bath
« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2017, 07:02:59 AM »
That is some pretty convincing wood, even at full picture resolution. Nice job!

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Re: Tiled the Guest Bath
« Reply #5 on: June 29, 2017, 07:14:24 AM »
That's super nice! Excellent job!!

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Re: Tiled the Guest Bath
« Reply #6 on: June 29, 2017, 07:30:03 AM »
looks great

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Re: Tiled the Guest Bath
« Reply #7 on: June 29, 2017, 08:00:00 AM »
Before and after pictures?!

Didn't take a before picture, but here's the after.  Take my word for it that it's an improvement.  You can also see the fancy new toilet I installed while at it.  Not sure if the two-flush options end up saving much, but the old one was shot and I liked the idea of using a little less water when going #1

Looks great! Those look like expensive tiles. How much did those run, out of curiosity? I'm looking to redo my bathroom.

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Re: Tiled the Guest Bath
« Reply #8 on: June 29, 2017, 08:30:13 AM »
Thanks all for the complements! Very encouraging :)

Looks great! Those look like expensive tiles. How much did those run, out of curiosity? I'm looking to redo my bathroom.

They were $1.70 EA (6" x 24" or 1 sqft).  Ink-Jet printed porcelain tiles from Floor & Decor.  Total project material costs for the ~65ft  bathroom was in the ballpark of $350.  Rough Breakdown of $120 for tiles, another $50 - $100 for the thin-set/grout/sponge/bucket/trowel/etc., $80 for Tile Saw rental, and another $50 for wax-ring, replacement flange, etc.  I added another $130 on top for the toilet, but that's optional.