Jessica’s Bathroom Floor Redo (Part 1)

Jessica and Sam are friends of ours who are in the process of DIYing their master bathroom floor. I didn’t know they had started it until I got this text from her last Sunday morning. (don’t look if you are squeamish) Yuck!

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That text was followed with this picture and “we have an end goal!”.

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They are tearing out the old ceramic tile floor and planning on staining the concrete.

This was her bathroom before the demo started.

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And here is what they accomplished the first weekend. (besides visiting the ER!) 🙂

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Jessica said that while Sam likes smashing the plaster with a hammer, she likes to use a chisel as much as possible.

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 Although she said “some areas just deserve a hammering”!

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They used a straight edge to release the tile from the baseboard and then “nudged” it out.

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Jessica shared lessons learned:

Clear the counters

Clean often (never know when the kids will “need” you and the project will halt to a stop) They have two little ones!

WEAR gloves at all times – thick leather to be exact (ER doctor said the worst cuts he has seen come from ceramic, tile & glass, i.e. bath reno’s

And when you get to the adhesive removal, wear a breathing mask (that dust is NASTY)!

She said they figure it will be a two month project since we are coming into the holiday season. I’ll have another update in a couple of days so be sure and check back. I love stained concrete and can’t wait to see the finished floors.

Y’all have a great week! Later gators!

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