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Unread 02-09-2007, 05:07 PM   #1
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New Project - 2nd bath remodel - design ideas.

Hello again,
The hardest thing for me sometimes is finding what type, color and design of tile to use. What I want is an elegant traditional look, not contemporary and not gaudy. Maybe some tile in the light to medium beige or tan category or other with some intertesting design. This not the master bath. It's a narrow bath that connects between two bedrooms and has a tub/shower combo. So, I thought I'd post this question:

Has anyone completed a similar design that you're proud of and don't mind passing along or seen a photo of something similar that I might ... well...copy. I'm not proud...only when it comes to the actual tile laying.
I sort of had in mind a tile that goes partway up the wall. Maybe even one of those deals where there's straight tile, then a border, then diagonals further up the wall...maybe with a few decorative tiles here and there.

Any photos would be greatly appreciated !
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Unread 02-09-2007, 05:12 PM   #2
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Unread 02-09-2007, 05:39 PM   #3
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I left a link in PM.
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Unread 02-09-2007, 05:51 PM   #4
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Thanks again TJ. It looks really nice.
Can you tell me what brand this tile is?
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Unread 02-09-2007, 05:51 PM   #5
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The #180 photo is the one I'm asking about.
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Unread 02-09-2007, 06:32 PM   #6
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It was Florida tile. I just checked their site and didn't see it, but I'll see if I can find a name to google. In general, their site has lots of great "classic" examples. PS, your pm is full.
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Ha, Vacanza. I don't know if you can find any of it in stock anywhere though.

http://www.floridatile.com/ProductStuff/Vacanza.htm


The field tile is from Dal, brancacci pattern.
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Unread 02-09-2007, 07:55 PM   #8
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Design Ideas

I am also looking for some design ideas for a very small master bath for my son's house. I really like the layout that RD has in his link, very nice. TJ, would you mind posting the link you provided to Jeff in the PM. If not, would you send it to me in a PM??? Thanks.
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I left you stuff in PM, Ron.
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Unread 02-11-2007, 06:23 AM   #10
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Thanks again, TJ. I picked up a tile sample yesterday locally
that's similar, but a bit lighter. Your photo was what I was looking for
but in a lighter color. But, it helped me shop around.
Now I'm struggling with how much tiling to do. I have to replace the floor tile, but it's a choice whether to bust up the boring standard white tile in the shower/bath stall which is perfectly good. I'm also not certain whether I should tile up the wall or not.
I guess the NEXT QUESTION IS: if I want to tile halfway up the wall where there currently is no tile, I assume that I'll have to cut out the sheetrock and put in cement backer board? Is it possible to avoid that by installing the tile directly on the sheetrock with mastic or something of that nature?
I suspect someone is going to tell me that's a bad idea, but it would certainly save lots of work. If cement backer board, what thickness? I believe my sheetrock is 5/8" thick.
Anyway, the project has officially begun. I removed that nasty popcorn from the ceiling yesterday and will probably remove the old wallpaper today if I can figure out whether I need to cut out any sheetrock or not. Kind of pointless to remove the wallpaper if I'm going to remove the sheetrock beneath it.
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Unread 02-11-2007, 08:26 AM   #11
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ok to tile on drywall, hmmm.

I should have done a search before asking that question...I was just rambling on. But, I see that multiple folks say it's ok to tile over drywall. That surprises me, but also makes me happy. This is not a wet area I'm talking about. Just to get a little more info on that though...

What kind of thinset is best for tiling on drywall?
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Unread 02-14-2007, 05:32 AM   #12
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Is this a mudbed and how do I remove it?

Here's some before and after photos of the bath I'm remodeling.
Seems the tile is on a mudbed. Can I just pound it with a sledgehammer to
remove it?
Also does anyone think the mudbed extends beneath the bathtub? I'm wondering what will happen in that case if I'm pounding the heck out of the mudbed and it cracks part of what's beneath the tub? I plan on keeping the tub in place. See some photos attached. Thanks.
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Unread 02-14-2007, 01:05 PM   #13
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Anyone else have small bathroom remodel pictures? I have almost the same exact bathroom as the one above and I'd love ideas also.

Thanks in advance!
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Unread 02-14-2007, 01:28 PM   #14
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Ryan, did you see the url's above? They got a few pictures one of which I missed til now from Tileman.

Tileman,
I totally didn't see the url you posted on my thread for bathroom suggestions. Looks really great ! I hope mine looks half as good when I'm done.


Anybody got any suggestions for removing the mud ?
Also need suggestions for which thinset to use tiling on drywall.
Thanks.
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Unread 02-15-2007, 03:12 PM   #15
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bump - any suggestions welcome...

Anybody got any suggestions for removing the mud ?
Also need suggestions for which thinset to use tiling on drywall.
Thanks.
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