I didn’t include this info in my post about tiling the floor, because I had already rambled on too much (I do that a lot). Plus, we hadn’t fixed it, till last weekend. And it feels much better to own up to my blunder now that we’ve finally fixed it :)
So without further ado, here’s the big mistake
You know the age-old advice to measure twice and cut once? Yeah… I didn’t do that.
Side note: I think I’ve googled the origin of more sayings than I ever wanted to know since I started this blog. Its amazing how much more you think about what you say when you write it down. Well, in case you wanted to know, “age-old” doesn’t have an interesting origin so much as a simple definition in Webster’s: having existed for ages. Who woulda thunk? :)
When we tiled the floor, Matt was in charge of the cutting, but I did all the measurements. And I don’t know how I did it but I was at least an inch off on that tile near the toilet, leaving a big gap.
What was I thinking? I probably got distracted by a tv show or the cats or something. Maybe Diego was opening the door.
Luckily, we had a few extra tiles. So, we removed the old tile, chipped out the surrounding grout, and started over.
Don’t worry, Matt helped me with the measurements this time.
We followed the same steps we did the first round of tiling.
Thinset… wait… grout… wait… replace toilet.
I tell ya, it felt much faster with only one tile! Now its time for me to seal the grout and install trim and the floor will officially be done.
But for now, we (and our guests) are happy the toilet is back in place. And look! The gap is gone!
Here’s a sneak peak at our next task in the bathroom…
Do you see that shiny new countertop?
We have to install that bad boy. I can’t wait to tell you how it goes and why we decided to splurge for a granite slab (hint… it may have to do with my tile measuring abilities).
What DIY mistake have you learned the hard way?
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