Bathroom Remodel #4: Complexly Marble-ous!

Blog entry by Dan Lyke posted 01-02-2015 07:33 PM 12735 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 3: Rub a dub dub Part 4 of Bathroom Remodel series Part 5: Toilet Paper Holder »

Cut a board to protect the tub, put a rim of FortiFlash around the bottom of the board to protect the tub, and then applied Hardiebacker™ around the tub:

Mortared the Hardiebacker™ seams:

And then started with coats and coats of Red Guard.

This was after the first coat applied, but as we did more and more coat and got to the approved thickness (which we were supposed to be able to get in two coats(!)), I started googling around and discovered that other people have had the same issue: It goes on way thinner than they say, and even when you hit the appropriate thickness, and calculate that thickness over the area, the coverage information given by the manufacturer is totally wrong. So I overbought. Not a big deal, but…

Built some jigs so we could get accurate diagonals on the borrowed saw:

And then started with the tile…


Short version: If anyone ever tells you that it's possible to lay 18" real stone tile on a diagonal in a bathroom? Tell them no. But here's the hardware in place and the epoxy grout (which is horrible and terrible to work with and I really really hope it's worth the pain) installed:

-- Dan Lyke, Petaluma California, http://www.flutterby.net/

View Dan Lyke's profile

Dan Lyke

331 posts in 4242 days

View Blog Archive
Subscribe to blog entries (RSS)

By subscribing to the RSS feed you will be notified when new entries are posted on this blog.

Recent Entries

5 comments so far

View Kaitlyn's profile


32 posts in 142 days

posted 08-28-2019 11:02 AM

Homerefurbers is a good site where they share many simple and useful ways which can be applied for home renovation truckaccidentattorneyla.com. In this article, they have shared something about the Bathroom Remodel. They have shared the images of their work for providing an idea about the work.

View rosstaylor's profile


48 posts in 35 days

posted 10-10-2019 10:56 AM

his is my first time i visit here. I found so many entertaining stuff in your blog, especially its discussion. From the tons of comments on your articles, I guess I am not the only one having all the leisure here! Keep up the excellent work.

View mita's profile


129 posts in 30 days

posted 10-15-2019 05:39 PM

Your article is really impressive. I like You…..


View rosstaylor's profile


48 posts in 35 days

posted 10-19-2019 06:26 AM

What a good blog you have here. Please update it more often. This topics is my interest. Thank you. . .

View rosstaylor's profile


48 posts in 35 days

posted 11-05-2019 07:06 AM

wow, great, I was wondering how to cure acne naturally. and found your site by google, learned a lot, now i’m a bit clear. I’ve bookmark your site and also add rss. keep us updated.
buy youtube likes

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: All views and comments posted by members are not necessarily those of HomeRefurbers.com or of those working on the site.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

LumberJocks.com :: woodworking showcase