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Eva
04-28-2008, 12:09 PM
It's been a while since I've been here! I just wanted to share a set of photos of our most recent reno project, the main bath. DH and I did all the work ourselves, which included tearout of two layers of vinyl flooring, installing a new vanity (Java Oak shaker style), sink (Pegasus white glass), faucet (Peerless) and toilet (Toto GMax WITH the Power Flush!) and of course, a beautiful glass mosaic tile floor. I did the design and demo, DH did the install and stressing.

Relevant info for this forum is we used a custom blend of Hakatai 3/4" glass tile, set with Megaflex in White over a concrete slab foundation and grouted with Spectralock Pro epoxy grout. I did peruse this forum for tips about using epoxy since it was the first time we'd ever done it. Everyone seemed to be very positive in their experience, so we went for it. I am happy to report that it was very easy to use, with the exception of a very short working time. When they say an hour, they mean an hour. One more minute and you need a whole new batch. Fortunately we did finish within the window. Cleanup was simple using the included cleaning packets and I am looking forward to the easy maintenance promised.

Thanks once again from us intrepid DIYers!

Here's the beauty shot. I still have to sew the outside shower curtain, which will be a lovely blue shimmery fabric. The shower curtain you see here is the liner.

http://myweb.cableone.net/evalondon/eva/bathroom/beauty2.jpg
and the Flickr Photoset (http://www.flickr.com/photos/21666020@N00/sets/72157601492673221/)

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ceramictec
04-28-2008, 05:27 PM
hey Eva.....you forgot to put the lid down....lol


looks great, we like tile so maybe post some of the nice Hakatai glass tile. :)

here ya go, I did it for ya.
http://i32.tinypic.com/vfh53.jpg

Eva
04-28-2008, 05:39 PM
LOL Thanks Brian!

That lid...it's the special "soft close" lid and it takes forever to actually get it down! But, it is very very quiet when it closes.

Here is another tile shot...that is the bottom corner of the door on the left, the pic is looking straight down from in front of the potty.
http://myweb.cableone.net/evalondon/eva/bathroom/glasstile1.jpg

http://myweb.cableone.net/evalondon/eva/bathroom/glasstile2.jpg

http://myweb.cableone.net/evalondon/eva/bathroom/glasstile3.jpg

Star
04-28-2008, 05:49 PM
Beautiful bath! :tup1:

_ pete


that lid..... :sick:

HotinOKC
04-28-2008, 06:41 PM
How much per sqft is this tile? $15-20? It looks great!

Eva
04-28-2008, 06:47 PM
Thanks! We love it.

The tile is from Hakatai, the price was $10.88 per SF. Shipping was $30 via Fedex, so we paid a grand total of $467 for the tile delivered. I've got a few sheets leftover since we originally wanted to go up the wall a bit to make a tiled baseboard, but that didn't work out.
The materials were a bit pricey with the epoxy grout and all, I think I paid about $100 for everything I needed.

HotinOKC
04-29-2008, 03:47 PM
That's not bad at all......you got me thinking now....... :idea:

Wynne
04-29-2008, 04:43 PM
Beautiful tile! Good price, too!

Fairview
04-29-2008, 04:47 PM
Looks great - I noticed the caulk around the base of the toilet. Did you do that for aesthetics or is it part of your local code?

Did you caulk all the way around or leave a gap at the back to allow any leak to actually leak so you know there's a leak? :blah:

Eva
04-29-2008, 06:22 PM
We caulked all around...that's how they do it around these parts! Since we're on a concrete slab, leaks aren't as dangerous as they would be on a wood subfloor. But I guess if the toilet floats away we'd know... :think:

HotinOKC
04-29-2008, 06:25 PM
Don't worry Eva, my crapper is caulked too.... :lol1:

duneslider
04-29-2008, 06:40 PM
I thought it was code to have it caulked. Something to do with sewer gas coming up the pipe.

Looks great though.

Dano382
04-29-2008, 09:06 PM
I love those toilets. Put them in our bathroom's as well. Soft close lid is mans best friend...Just give it a little push and walk out :lol1: Tile looks great...Where did u get that vanity? Is it a 30" or 32" cause that's what I am looking for.

Dan

Fairview
04-29-2008, 09:13 PM
Hmmm - I'd think if sewer gas were escaping at the union between the toilet and the flange, other things would be escaping too :sick:

Eva
04-29-2008, 09:24 PM
Thanks, Dan! The vanity is from Home Depot, it's the RSI Java Oak and it is 30". It cost $200. The sink was separate, we bought that from HD on a special order, it's a Pegasus white glass sink. I wanted a simple, dark wood vanity with no drawers, and this was perfect.

We had considered this one (http://www.kitchenandbathwarehouse.com/bathroom-vanities/BV-1_all.html) because the drawers were in the right place, but I hate those tiny little useless drawers!