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.
The measurements and layout for the basement bathroom shower floor and 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.
The Latitcrete grout has a Microban antimicrobial additive that does a great job at preventing mold and mildew.
Jumping ahead and show the finished basement bathroom tile:
The tile is set in How to Finish a Basement Bathroom – Part 5.