This is Part 5 of the series. You can find Part 4 here.
I set the tile in the shower stall first, beginning with the walls so there was no worry about dropping thinset mortar on the floor. The white dots are plastic tile spacers. The Latitcrete 255 Multimax thinset does an incredible job of holding the tiles in place even with no sag. Pulling off a newly set tile is a challenge.
I won’t cover the basics of laying tile here as there are many tutorials and books on the subject.
The tile was laid from the top of the stall, working my way down to the floor such that the most visible rows were whole tiles.
Below is the shower stall after all the tiles are set in place.
The floor pattern uses three different tile sizes as shown below. I marked a center line the length of the bathroom and trial fitted the pattern.
The field tile was walked the length of the room to the doorway, following the center line I marked on the floor. The tiles lined up perfectly with no cuts!
The porcelain floor tile is almost finished. I have a final row of 2 inch x 2 inch row to set along the right wall, a couple of cuts to make around the soil pipe for the toilet. Notice the bathroom door is removed for an unobstructed work space.
The tile is grouted and the bathroom door is back in place.
View of the shower stall and floor after grouting the tile.
Coming Up Next
With the tile laid and grouted, the hard part is over. My remaining tasks for this project are to install the:
- Shower valve and shower head.
- Sewage ejector pump and sewage pipe connections.
- Hot and cold water plumbing connections.
- Set the vanity, sink and toilet.
- Vanity lights and switch.
You can read Part 6 of this project here.
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