Our bathroom remodel in our NEW HOUSE is well underway now that we only have a few weeks until we move in (cue the panic)! A few weekends ago, I published a full demo video on my YouTube channel and today I’m spilling the details on the plans for this project as well as the process of tiling our small bathroom floor with large format tiles!
How To Tile A Small Bathroom
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Quick disclaimer before we jump on in – every floor and every project is different. I did SO MUCH research and talked to a whole bunch of pros before tackling this project. That being said, the methods I used may not work for your particular project, so please make sure to do your own research before starting your project!
That being said, let’s get started!
What I Used:
1. First, I had to prep my subfloor. Dad and I did this by installing & leveling 3/4″ plywood over the top of the existing floor planks. I then installed my uncoupling membrane & Kerdi Band to prep for the tiles. I’m no pro at this step (this was my first time using this system, but Schluter’s videos on their YouTube channel came in handy during install)!
2. After letting the membrane dry, I spent the next afternoon running a dry layout of my tiles. Making sure to trim any tiles using my tile saw (or, my angle grinder for non-linear cuts like around the toilet flange).
3. Once I was happy with the layout, I attached the floor permanently using thin set & tile spaces. This was a messy process, so I made sure to keep a damp sponge around to clean up as I tiled.
4. After letting the floor dry, I used a grout saw to clean away any excess tile compound from in between the tiles and then grouted the tiles using my float. I used a damp sponge to wipe away the excess and later that night did another pass with a clean sponge.
5. Once the grout was dry, I used a tile cleaner to remove any excess grout haze.
And, after a few days, I was done!
This bathroom has been a labor of love, but it’s finally starting to come together and I’m so, so excited!
Until next time, friends!