Apparently I’ve decided to give up sleeping (almost) entirely and devote nearly all of my non-working hours to various house projects. Last night I was up until midnight grouting the floor—washed up, got 3 1/2 hours of sleep, and then got up at 4:00 AM to wipe down the grout haze. By 5:30 I was in the bath (I’m getting sick of having to take baths every day, which is a big part of why I’m desperate to finish this bathroom), and by 6:50 I was out the door and on my way to work (my job, that is).
I sort of feel like this kid right now, only without the drugs.
But hey! Look at that floor! I’m pretty pleased with the result. (By the way, the tiles are Matte Glazed Penny Rounds from Nemo Tile, with black grout.)
Working backwards, here are the tiles without any thinset or grout…
And here’s the underlayment (which is on top of our awesome plywood subfloor that we worked really hard on). Because we didn’t want to add a lot of additional thickness to the floor (and also because we hate working with cement board, and Ditra isn’t suitable for use with small tiles), we used EasyMat. It was very simple to work with, probably because we back-rolled it at least a month before we used it.
Next up, trim work and beadboard!