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!
That text was followed with this picture and “we have an end goal!”.
They are tearing out the old ceramic tile floor and planning on staining the concrete.
This was her bathroom before the demo started.
And here is what they accomplished the first weekend. (besides visiting the ER!) 🙂
Jessica said that while Sam likes smashing the plaster with a hammer, she likes to use a chisel as much as possible.
Although she said “some areas just deserve a hammering”!
They used a straight edge to release the tile from the baseboard and then “nudged” it out.
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!