After prying everything off the old bathroom floor……3 layers of vinyl flooring, a layer of tar paper and one more layer of hardie-board…..
We are left with this loveliness….
If this were “Rehab Addict”, Nicole Curtis would simple stain this diagonal floor and call it a day…but, Ummm…we have slightly higher standards than that.
So we are laying a sub-floor and then tile.
Choke on that Nicole Curtis.
The distance from this floor to the current bedroom hardwood is just about 1 1/4 inches……
We’d like it to be somewhat the same…..
Here’s the layers we’ll add:
- 1/4″ Plywood
- 1/2″ Cement Board
- 1/2″ Tile
Started with the plywood.
Screwed it down with as many screws as I possibly could.
Pretty decent job.
The blue tape lines on the wall tell me where the cross beams under the house are. Wanna make sure all my boards are screwed into that.
Then a layer of cement board. 1/2″ Hardi Backer Board. Pretty standard in a house these days……Not so much in 1972.
Looking pretty good. Screwed this down too. With screws for Hardi Board.
Once we add the 1/2″ thick tile we should be up to the same floor height as the bedroom…..
So we thought.
Then my brother pointed out that the grout under the tile has a depth……
Oh well, mistake number one…at least it’s a small one.
Let’s call it a 1/4 inch mistake.