|Semi-final, next: grout|
We have 12 tiles in front of the wood insert fireplace in the basement. Well, had. Whilst lifting, and dropping some logs, I managed to break some tiles last winter. This isn't normal.
I had to lift them all and replace them.
Yes. If you look closely, you'll see that the tiles were installed with 9 small circles of glue. Likely done 20 years ago. Not a good strategy.
I'm so glad there are lots of How-To shows and videos on-line!
I was 2 tiles short of Thin Set. Back to the store, after 10/12 tiles were laid, the only amount of thin set was an 11kg bag. I should throw it up on Freecycle!
One thing I'd forgotten from hiring someone to install them, you can choose the colour of the grout and it makes a difference. Mine was in the cupboard from the previous owners. It was stark white. I rubbed some ashes into it to change the colour and dull it some.
|Only half full. Crikey.|
|A great receptacle for the old tiles:|
a kitty litter box. Very strong!
|Ironically, the tile was made in Brazil|
|For entertainment, I was watching|
World Cup soccer in Brazil!