Jessica’s Bathroom Floor Redo (Part 2)

Jessica and Sam are still at it working on their master bathroom. Sam broke out the orbital sander and went to work on the left over plaster.




Jessica said that the dust floated in the air for some time after they were done. You can see in this picture¬†that after 20 minutes there is still a dust halo hanging around. (if possible, keep the room that you are working on completely closed off from the rest of the house. This way you won’t have dust settling all over the house!)



This is what the faucet is suppose to look like! ūüôā


There was an inch of “mud” left by the sander, so Jessica used a broom and water to loosen the leftover muck and then a shop vac to get up¬†as much as she could!


Once she removed all the muck and water, it was time for the toilet to come out. Does your wall look like this behind your toilets? I know one of mine does!


What a difference a sander can make!



Y’all have a great weekend! Later gators!

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!


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!) ūüôā




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!