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The Green Bathroom…Tile Cutting Time!

If you thought we’d never get to tiling the green bathroom, I was kind of thinking the same thing. There was so much more prep work than I could imagine. As a recap, I had busted out the tile [that wasn’t original], replaced part of the subfloor, cut and laid the backerboard, and then sealed the joints of the backerboards.

After all that, it was finally time for tile! For about a week, I lived without a shower and fully functioning toilet. I had one very, very temperamental toilet. So, needless to say, I was beyond ready for this project to be done!

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Since my original plans included hexagon tile, I was going for an older, vintage feel in this bathroom. I’m keeping the green wall tile, but I wanted to add an old-school charm to the floor. So typical square tile was out. Once I started pricing hexagon tile and all of my options, I actually chose a slightly different style.

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I love the tile sheets I found at Lowe’s! The old-school charm made easy with the tile sheets! But, before I could actually get started gluing the tile, I had to figure out how to cut the tile. You may remember, I don’t own a wet saw, and there were going to be so many cuts, I needed to cut it myself.

If you’ve never cut tile before, I was pleasantly surprised how easy it was!

With this particular tile and the size of the room, I did end up having to make several cuts. Around the vanity, the toilet, floor vent, tub, and walls all had to be cut. The cuts, as you can see, are not difficult, but it is time consuming to make that many cuts. I didn’t do all my cuts in one evening. I took a couple days in my spare time to get those made. But now that the cuts are made, it’s time to finish gluing all that tile and finally have a finished floor!

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