Powerboat Forums at SpeedWake banner

1 - 20 of 24 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
8,878 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
I have seen alot of AWESOME remodels and tile jobs here. Thought I'd share the lousy pics of my recent handi work and 1st tiling experience

Old vanity
 

Attachments

·
Registered
Joined
·
8,878 Posts
Discussion Starter · #3 ·
new tile surround-all new walls, drywall, new 5 and 1/2' x 36 Kohler WHIRLPOOL (wife and son gave MUCH approval) granite sink/vanity top, new vanity, lights, fan, tile floor with Warm Tiles heat (great company with excellent support)
 

Attachments

·
Registered
Joined
·
8,878 Posts
Discussion Starter · #7 · (Edited)
Sorry for the lousy pics...Had a hard time getting everything into view. Thanks for everyone's earlier posts and pics (especially the tile work) gave me some ideas and help recalling those. Now it's summer-GET OUT ON THE BOATS!!!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
12,354 Posts
Looks damn good man! It looks like the wall tile is Dal Tile Gold Rush series, if I'm not mistaken. :)
 

·
I've Survived Everything!
Joined
·
12,273 Posts
Man, forget that this was your first attempt. It looks great for someone who has 500 tile jobs under their belt!

Great Job my friend!

Be proud! :p:
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
4,847 Posts
wow, that looks fantastic!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
8,878 Posts
Discussion Starter · #14 ·
Thanks, thanks, thanks. Thanks for the flip. It was not Dal Tile material. We shopped at a couple "high-end" tile places and I ended up just getting product @ Home Depot. Looked same or better quality and was about 1/3 -1/4 of the price by the time all the trim, thin set, grout etc was calculated. Elaine was the brand name of this stuff.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
12,354 Posts
RSCHAP1 said:
Thanks, thanks, thanks. Thanks for the flip. It was not Dal Tile material. We shopped at a couple "high-end" tile places and I ended up just getting product @ Home Depot. Looked same or better quality and was about 1/3 -1/4 of the price by the time all the trim, thin set, grout etc was calculated. Elaine was the brand name of this stuff.
Home Depot carry's some Dal stuff too. They use the same numbers as Dal for the material, except it will have "HD" as the first two letters. Just the other day, one of my guys and I were in HD. I pointed at some Eliane tile and told him it used to be crap. Their sizing was absolutely horrific, but they are much better now days. It used to also be much thinner than normal tile.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
8,878 Posts
Discussion Starter · #16 ·
My biggest concern was color/pattern that the wife liked. In the end we took sample from our local "high end" tile distrubutor, and I matched up with the Elaine stuff. Wife could pick one from other. So I went with it. I did notice Dal EVERY where I shopped. High End place, Menards, and HD. Just didn't have what the wife was after. Also have to thank my buddy. Let me use his $80 tile saw and tools. Best piece I used though, was a $2 scoring/snapping pliers. Plastic handles with a small steel (or maybe it's carbide) scoring wheel. I would never have guessed a $2 cheap tool was so HANDY!!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
12,354 Posts
RSCHAP1 said:
My biggest concern was color/pattern that the wife liked. In the end we took sample from our local "high end" tile distrubutor, and I matched up with the Elaine stuff. Wife could pick one from other. So I went with it. I did notice Dal EVERY where I shopped. High End place, Menards, and HD. Just didn't have what the wife was after. Also have to thank my buddy. Let me use his $80 tile saw and tools. Best piece I used though, was a $2 scoring/snapping pliers. Plastic handles with a small steel (or maybe it's carbide) scoring wheel. I would never have guessed a $2 cheap tool was so HANDY!!
You can buy a used handcutter (snap cutter) for about $10 at a pawn shop.

Here is the "Ultimate Tile Man" (remember the Ultimate Warrior wrestler, who always had ties around his arms?), demonstrating the use of a handcutter. :)
 

Attachments

·
Registered
Joined
·
12,354 Posts
I can make ten straight cuts with the handcutter, in the time it takes to make one on the saw. I always see my rookie guys running to the saw with a straight cut. :rolleyes:
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
8,878 Posts
Discussion Starter · #20 ·
Even my lil' $2 scoring pliers were WAY faster than the saw. I learned to use the saw, only when I had to. Have to admit, it was a "somewhat enjoyable" learning experience for me. Just enough to see what itt was about. Hats off to the pro guys. I am SURE what took me weeks would have been 2 short days for someone who knew what they were doin'
 
1 - 20 of 24 Posts
Top