Today we have been working on the bathroom and laundry floors. In the evenings we have been dry laying tiles since there is little noise made and during the day using the Aldi workzone electric tile cutter. The electric tile cutter has been a handy machine. It took us a bit to work out it was actually a wet saw too (lack of sleep to blame), but when we did it was kind of a life saver as we were breaking more of our porcelain tiles on the manual cutter.
The manual tile cutter has been put to work more so today and now that Anthony has figured out how to use it, we have sped through the dry laying of the floor tiles in the bathroom and laundry.
We will likely be adding tile adhesive and laying the tiles properly this afternoon and rest over the 24hr curing process. Then by tomorrow afternoon add the grout. Next week we will possibly have better chances of completing these rooms.
Am getting used to set backs happening in our flow of work. We were ready to start the official lay of the tiles and put the adhesive down and tested out 1 tile. The result wasn’t what we wanted. Because we have only 10mm of depth to play with and a fall to the drains to create, we thought we could use the tile adhesive to give us the height. Unfortunately due to the weight of the tile on a thick layer of adhesive, the tile would sink down too far. We have now resorted to creating a 7mm screed, so now another day needed before we even start laying the tiles…hmmmpph!