How to Finish a Basement Bathroom – Part 4

How to Finish a Basement Bathroom: Tile measurements, materials estimate and design for the floor and shower tile.

This project is continued from How to Finish a Basement Bathroom – Part 3.

I visited several tile stores and picked the Pietra Fiora porcelain tile collection by Casa dolce casa. I liked this tile because it was available in several sizes that I mixed for decorative accents. The Pietre tile catalog is here.

Basement Bathroom Tile Measurements and Layout

I took measurements of the shower stall and made drawings showing the type of tile, catalog number and layout as shown below. The Pietre Fiora catalog part numbers (e.g. 10FIOSMOS3) are stated in the drawings.

Basement Bathroom Shower Stall Tile Measurements and Materials

Basement Bathroom Shower Stall Tile Measurements and Materials

The measurements and layout for the basement bathroom shower floor and curb:

Basement Bathroom: Tile Measurements for Shower Floor Curb

Basement Bathroom: Tile Measurements for Shower Floor Curb

Purchase Porcelain Tile

With the full set of measurements and materials in hand, I prepared an Excel spreadsheet that tallied the tile part number and total square feet. I increased this total square by 10% to allow for waste. You could skip this step and just give your measurements to tile sales person and they’ll do the calculations for you.

My total cost was about $1,400.00 for the Peitre Fiora tile after a 10% discount because I walked into the tile store knowing exactly what I needed.

I used the Laticrete 255 Multimax Thinset mortar and Laticrete Sanded Grout 1500 in 1523 Antique White color. Laticrete is premium product with a latex additive for flexibility to resist cracking. Laticrete is excellent for setting wall tiles and has minimal sagging.

Latitcrete 255 Multimax Thinset

Latitcrete 255 Multimax Thinset

The Latitcrete grout has a Microban antimicrobial additive that does a great job at preventing mold and mildew.

Laticrete 1500 Sanded Grout

Laticrete 1500 Sanded Grout

Jumping ahead and show the finished basement bathroom tile:

How to Finish a Basement Bathroom: Porcelain Tile Shower

How to Finish a Basement Bathroom: Porcelain Tile Shower

The tile is set in How to Finish a Basement Bathroom – Part 5.

Take care,

Bob Jackson

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3 Responses to How to Finish a Basement Bathroom – Part 4

  1. Robor February 4, 2009 at 5:46 am #

    Hi,
    not bad…

    Thanks
    Robor

  2. Rod Becker February 4, 2009 at 3:30 pm #

    Very informative and the finished job looks great! I didn’t read anywhere that you put a vapor barrier on the walls or shower pan. For example Kerdi. Did you apply the tiles directly to the backer (concrete) board? I have read many different options and was just wondering. I am getting ready to tackle a shower myself.
    Thanx, and again great job!

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