I’ve finally gotten around to taking the pictures off my camera. Deepest apologies for the delay. As you can tell from my previous post, it’s been quite the crazy week around here.
I think the last time I updated you on the bathroom project, I left you off at the end of the tiling process which was about as awesome as this picture makes it seem.
You’re welcome. But seriously. Trying to make a template for a tile in that back corner was nearly the death of me. Who thought it was a good idea to put a toilet so close to the wall?!
With that out of the way, the bathroom was already looking 1000 times better. And brighter. But we still had to grout.
We used SpectraLock’s Stain Proof grout in Bright White. This “kit” comes in 2 parts. The first part contains the epoxy mix as well as gloves and a sponge. The second part is the grout powder which you can get in practically any color.
The great thing about this kit is that you can mix it to whatever consistency you’re comfortable with. You should aim for a thick pancake batter. I unfortunately added to much powder and mine turned out more like biscuit dough making the rest of the process more difficult. Using my float, I started forcing the grout into the crevices and wiping away excess at 45 degree angles. This process would’ve gone by a whole lot faster had the consistency been thinner and more spreadable, but oh well. It’s all the same in the end.
Using a damp sponge (I bought a larger one than what was provided with the grout kit), I wiped up the excess grout from the floor. Note: It’s extremely important to rinse out your sponge often to prevent a film from covering the tiles. You want to clean them as best you can. I didn’t do such a great job at this. I was already tired from the annoying grouting process and it was the middle of the night. If you end up with a film like we did, just go back over it with a vinegar and water solution and a scrub pad (or scrub brush like I had on hand).
In the end, we LOVE how it turned out. We still need to caulk the edges, but couldn’t wait to show off the before and after.
So much better!
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