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The grout is in!
Grout is one of the easier steps of laying tile. After smushing (technical term) the grout in between the tile, it’s important to wipe everything down with a damp (but not wet) sponge. After a first pass, rinse the sponge so it stays clean and then wait about an hour for a second wipedown. The haze that forms can be buffed off with a dry towel.
For anyone wanting a more detailed tutorial, I’m writing one up to share when I work on the master bath (which will start immediately after finishing this guest bath).
These grout lines were only 1/16th of an inch, so I used unsanded gray grout. Using gray instead of white lets the grout lines disappear as much as possible. Am I happy with it?
Hell yes, I am. But the bathroom is far from finished. A majority of the to-do list is still yet to be done:
rip out the old flooring, vanity, and toilet
install cement board
lay down tile
grout the tile
apply a patch to the gaping hole near the vanity plumbing
finish patching and sanding the walls
pick a paint color
prime and paint the walls
apply insulating foam to a large gap in the floor (once again, a big thank-you to the builders who constructed this home)
reinstall the baseboards and put in new shoe molding
install a new toilet
install the vanity
install a new faucet
hook up the plumbing
recaulk the shower
add finishing decorative touches and artwork
I have the shower curtain, 3D art, and a paint deck to choose the paint color for the room. I may have a lot more to do, but I think one of the biggest obstacles is now out of the way!
Hey there! I'm Sarah. My favorite things: 1) tearing my house apart and 2) putting it back together again. I occasionally talk about other things, like life and food and travel, but it's mostly my obsession with DIY and power tools that you'll find here!