Posts Tagged ‘tiles’

  1. Day 12 – Done with outside edges

    October 11, 2011 by Felix

    When you’ve got the right tools, it makes things so much easier! The 3-way clamps really made things easier by holding on to those edges which were quite heavy!

    Thanks to this photo I found, I was cut the edges for the angled corners precisely at 22.5° so they’d meet perfectly at the 135° corners.

  2. Day 8 – Stuck tiles to the short side. No biggie

    September 28, 2011 by Felix

    This was easier than I thought. Spread, stick, repeat. Just had to cut the ones closest to the wall. Piece of cake!

    Running total: $535

  3. Day 7 – A Perfectly Level Surface Would’ve Been Nice

    September 24, 2011 by Felix

    You’ll see in the pics how I had to first lay everything out, cut what I needed to, place the whole puzzle on the floor, spread mastic, and put it all back together.

    I quickly learned how difficult it is when the surface you’re tiling is not perfectly flat! Add to that, the fact the accent tiles were about half as thick as the black granite and it left me with finding creative ways to figure it all out. I used extra mastic, washers, cement board, and whatever it took to get the accents as flush as possible.


    Running total: $485

  4. Day 6 – “Cutting Corners”

    September 18, 2011 by Felix

    I knew, going into this, that deciding to go “diamond” with the bartop was going to mean extra cutting. Then, I decide to add the blue accents using the left over pool tiles and that really added to the corner cutting.

    Running Total: $455

  5. Day 5 – Prep the top

    September 17, 2011 by Felix

    After a bit of a vacation from this project, I decided to finally get to the tiling (something else I’ve never done before)! I went to Home Depot and bought 1/4″ HardieBacker board, cut it, and screwed it to the top which was just the thick plywood.

    A shout-out to Alex Lopez for lending me his angle grinder and wet saw… you saved me time and money! ¡Muchas gracias amigo!


    Running Total: $335