Now that all the glass tile is up in the shower and grouted, it was time to work on the floor tile. Remember back in this post when we saved the old shower form by simply chipping off the old tile?
|Wow- Look at how far we've come in such a short time!|
We were left with about 1/4” of space between the bottom of the shower pan and the top of the shower drain, which meant our tile could be no thicker than 1/4” or we wouldn’t drain properly. We started to get pretty nervous when there was no tile that thin at any of the big box stores by our house- (Lord save us if we were going to have to somehow chip that drain out of the concrete and pour a new drain!) Luckily The Tile Shop had a couple of options. And by that, I mean two. There was a hex tile and a penny tile that could fit our specifications, and nothing else. Good thing we loved the gray penny tile.
We only had 9 square feet of space, and the tiles came in 12"x12" sheets, so it all went really easy.
It was even super easy to cut the mesh in between the tiles to account for the drain. If only the whole bathroom had been this easy.
And the next day we grouted with a light gray. You'll have to excuse this iPhone photo, my camera battery was dead. Also, the floor tile was wet from trying to install the shower back in, (more on that next week), so the grout looks a lot darker here than it will. I've failed you on the after photo folks- forgive me. I'll catch a better one for you soon.