After what seemed like weeks of working on floor tiles we have finally been able to make a start on wall tiles, or at least make a start in the ensuite. I pictured in my head that installing the wall tiles would actually be a fairly quick process, well quicker than what we experienced with the floor tiles, and considering we were given some self levelling spacers for Christmas, that this would just speed things up. Well, day 1 and we’ve only managed to complete 2 walls…
We have now booked in our plumber for the 27th/28th Jan and so have 2 more weekends to complete the tiling. There is also a long weekend, which we hope gives us an extra day, but it looks like we can expect to be working weekends and weeknights.
On a side note, we have also had an asbestos removalist come over and provide a quote for removing our garage. We have a delivery of our kit shed on Feb 7 and so once the bathrooms are done and the bathroomware moved out of the shed, we have the arduous task of moving all the sheds contents and storing it in our master bedroom. This way the asbestos removalist will do his job and then Anthony and his Dad will be able to build the shed.
But back to the wall tiles…
The self levelling system is actually really handy we have found and I really wish we had known about it when we were laying out the floor tiles. The initial challenge with the walls has just been deciding where we start, because you don’t often start with a full tile due to the potential unevenness of the floor.
The next challenge for us was cutting holes. We found if you really don’t have the right tools it can be a bit of a nightmare. We tried a few cutters, Anthony used his newly bought Dremel and in the end we went with a circular bit.
It took a few hours for us to establish some sort of flow with tiling and that’s because we hadn’t worked with the large format ceramic tiles before. When we finally got a flow it was then a lot quicker for the tiles to go up.