Friday, July 06, 2007

new tile


we got the new tile for the bathroom last night. it is beautiful beyond expectations. we were so excited to see it that we took a special trip to branson to retrieve them. the color matching can now start in earnest. we envision an all yellow bathroom--rich marigold. the accents will be white and red. the bottom of the be claw-foot tub will be red and most everything else will be white. of course our new toilet seat will match also.
we are so excited.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Have you talked more on your blog about the tub failure that led to the damage to the floor? Was it a problem enherent to the tub, its installation, its age? What kind of tub was it? From that one picture it looks like a fiberglass tub shower, but I vaguely remember it being mentioned as a cast iron or steel tub in the past.

Just think about the bathroom I am continuing to redo. After five years, completely gutting the whole room down to the studs and floor joists, we again have a working bathroom. But I am still finishing the details....

Anonymous said...

You said you are replacing the underlayment under the tub. Have you thought about going with a suspended slab (2 - four inch layer of concrete floor poured on top of the joists)? Would that have made your floor any more impervious to moister problems? I did that in my bath so I could do radiant floor heat and really lke the results.

Goat Milker

mamabug said...

we want to see! show us a picture of the tile :)

karl said...

anon, cheap tub cracked under normal use. it was properly shimmed, supported and installed. the crack started after about a year. i didn't take it seriously cause it seemed to not be all the way through--it was all the way through. new tub is old time cast iron. i considered the slab but ceilings are low and lowering the floor joists to accommodate isn't reasonable. i'm installing hardi-board on thin-set then vinyl commercial tile--sorted..

Anonymous said...

That tile is beautiful! Can't wait to see the finished room.

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