Bathroom update 5

Well… this feels like a setback. We are keeping faith in our contractor that they are going to fix it and everything will be fine, but as of right now we have about seven tiles cracked in half.


I’m not sure what caused it, as far as I have been able to tell they are following the manufacturer recommendations on everything. I’m no expert though, so hopefully they are. We have enough leftover tile for them to take care of this, and I was told they would cover additional if they need more than we bought.

Other than that, they seem to be making good progress with the shower. There’s more detail work that needs to happen, but I like the look of it!


This stuff is really run of the mill stuff with no “old house” or “uncommon material” curveballs to get in the way. Other than the floor tile repair, I’m still hopeful they can finish this week. 

In other news, we found somebody to prep the rest of the walls for paint, and if he keeps up a good pace then we will probably be doing primer this weekend.


This is the back bedroom, the one that is over the corner of the foundation that has damage. This guy was pretty convinced that the corner that looked water damaged didn’t need to come out, and after pounding on it a bit with my fist I’m ready to go along with that. 

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One Response to Bathroom update 5

  1. dad says:

    Sometimes older floors have sagged or settled a bit, so the floor needs to be leveled before laying tile. This stuff in the link below is typical of the products used for that. Photo looks to me like they did not check level, and a high or low spot caused the crack when the tile was stepped on. If it’s just one high board, the board itself can be shaved down, easier than messing with leveling compound. Hopefully they will not need to redo too much of the floor.

    http://homeguides.sfgate.com/apply-liquid-floor-leveler-wood-83690.html

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