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Old 04-21-2012, 08:39 PM   #46
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Nice work. What kind of lighting did you use over the shower?
Do you really need tape over wire-nut?
Probably didn't need the tape but I didn't want things falling apart when I crammed it all back in the box.

For the light I used a par20 pot light specifically made for shower installations.

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Old 04-22-2012, 11:50 AM   #47
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The wall tile is starting to go up.

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I'm using a big tile, 12" x 24". With such a big tile there is no room for hiding any imperfections in the grout line so it's a slow fussy job.

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Old 04-22-2012, 10:17 PM   #48
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I was able to complete the side wall today. You would think with such big tiles it would go quick but it seemed slower going instead.

It's a nice looking tile. Until its up you never quite know what it will look like. I'm happy with the look so far.

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Old 04-23-2012, 08:37 AM   #49
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Nice!
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Most of the floor tile is in.

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I ran out of thin-set in my bucket with 4 tiles to go. Just as well, the remaining tiles are my threshold to my hallway so will involve some fussy work with the edge. Time to stop and enjoy a cold beer.

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I'm starting to get a sense of what it might look finished. So far, so good.

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Really like those big wall tiles. With less grout they'll be easier to clean too!
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Really like those big wall tiles. With less grout they'll be easier to clean too!
I agree. I wouldn't have believed it without seeing them, but they look fantastic.

This is excellent work, derf 36!
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I'm with everyone else - I love those big wall tiles. Would have never considered using big tiles before, now it's on my list to examine when I finish the next bathroom.
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I'm also happy with the look of the big tile. I thinks what's really important is choosing a tile that doesn't look like it belongs on a floor. I didn't want it to look like a floor on my wall.
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I really like your tile choices. Looking good!
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I agree with everyone. It looks really good. Nice work!
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Looks great, what is the size of your bathroom I am curious?
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Looks great, what is the size of your bathroom I am curious?
It is 5 ft wide and 9 ft deep. Smallish for a main bath but it makes sense given the rest of the house is also small.

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Congratulations your work...

amazing how the union of wood with other materials
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Those are cool wall tiles, nice pick!!

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