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Bathroom Work I

October 26, 2009

Well, I don’t have too many pictures of the work we did in the bathroom.  I’m doing some work on the floor now, though, so I’ll give you a quick run through what I do have.  First we painted the walls.  They had been a blue that we didn’t really like too much, and that definitely did not match the blue tiles on the bottom half of the walls.  Someone (one of the family members that was living here then, but we won’t name her) decided that the bright pale yellow that we chose as the new color for the walls would cover the blue easily with no need for primer.  And it totally did, too, after I believe 4 coats.  Anyway, once that was done, we took out the sink, toilet and floor.

The bathroom sans floor.

The bathroom sans floor.

We put down new peel-and-stick tile flooring, put the toilet back in and replaced the sink with one that wasn’t a strange blue faux marble that matched neither the original wall paint nor the wall tiles.

Installing the new bathroom sink.

Installing the new bathroom sink.

Unfortunately after we had put down a few of the new floor tiles, we realized that it wasn’t just one or two that had one corner bent or broken up, it was the entire pack.

I recommend checking all 4 corners of vinyl tile flooring before you buy it.

I recommend checking all 4 corners of vinyl tile flooring before you buy it.

But it was usable, and didn’t seem to be getting any worse, so that was how it stayed for quite some time.  Now, however, I have a tub of vinyl flooring glue, and am using it.  Unfortunately it requires the floor to be 65 degrees during installation, as well as 2 days before and after.  Also, since the corners are all popped up, it needs to be held down while drying, so here is the current obstacle course I have to run to use the bathroom.

Sandbags and a heater while the vinyl flooring glue dries.

Sandbags and a heater while the vinyl flooring glue dries.

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. October 26, 2010 7:30 am

    bathroom sinks that are made from ceramics are always the best choice. they last longer and very strong.,”

    • May 4, 2017 3:48 pm

      Wat een gelgediwe pakjes! Ik ken het wel, als je er veel in een keer moet doen is het altijd fijner als je een soort vaste basis hebt. Dat is toch ook helemaal niet erg?

  2. October 28, 2010 2:52 pm

    some floor tiles are made of polymers like polycarbonates and epoxy, i think they are much cheaper’*’

  3. November 12, 2010 3:23 pm

    well, our bathroom sink is always made from stainless steel because they are long lasting `;”

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