Conservatory with Floor Tile

I couldn’t wait to see how the white-on-white floor tile would look in the conservatory bathroom.

Charlie trowels on the thin-set for under the Hardiebacker cement board.
Charlie trowels on the thin-set for under the Hardiebacker cement board.

Charlie and our builder friend finished laying cement board on the floor of the conservatory bathroom on Saturday.

I'm beginning to fell that this bathroom might some day be finished.
I’m beginning to feel that this bathroom might some day be finished.

They also finished up the remaining shower walls that needed special cuts to fit, for instance, the water control valve and the water spigot.

Each 10.5" by 10.5" mosaic was wrapped in plastic and came 10 per box.
Each 10.5″ by 10.5″ mosaic was wrapped in plastic and came 10 per box.

I unpacked the tile which meant removing each 10.5 inch piece from the cardboard and cellophane wrapping.

The space behind wall on the left will be closed up; it's for plumbing access only.
The space behind wall on the left will be closed up; it’s for plumbing access only.

I laid the tile starting at the back of the shower and continued to the doorway.

I'm planning on white epoxy grout.
I’m planning on white epoxy grout.

Yes, I wanted  to see what it would look like,

Looking from the shower out toward the conservatory.
Looking from the shower out toward the conservatory.

but I was also curious to see if I had ordered enough.

So much progress; so much still to do.
So much progress; so much still to do.

I think it’s going to be close.

Next step: Email the contractor who installed the shower pans to lay down the Kerdi waterproof membrane.

Do you get impatient when you have the materials but must wait to install?

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Author: Jo

Welcome to The Glade, where the second generation of renovations has just begun and the mania about our home, music and other passions fill our days and nights. We’re Charlie and Jo in the music world; Mary Jo and Charles to family; and JoJo and Charlie to each other. We are renovating a midcentury house in a Victorian historic district where we want to live there the rest of our lives. It's a 1946 house located in Maryland. We were married in this house. Thus far (pre-blog) we refinished cabinets, added a window seat (still working on the cushion), rearranged a wall in the guest house due to sink/vanity replacement, planted a vegetable garden, and other quick and not-so-quick fixes. So this latest zeal for construction is the result of my having lived here since 1997 and feeling a need to ready the house for the next chapter and beyond.

5 thoughts on “Conservatory with Floor Tile”

  1. Things are moving along nicely! It’s going to be lovely. It’s so hard to wait for the jigsaw of jobs that must be done in a certain order when the end is in sight.

    1. Ah, yes, the jigsaw of jobs. I thought we should do the shower floor first then our friend said he would probably do the walls first so as not to drop anything (like gunk or a heavy tool) on the newly laid floor. More research. Grr. Jo

    1. We’re not exactly sure how we’re going to finish that space. Ultimately it will be blocked by the toilet so it won’t be great for storage. Right now I’m thinking shelves on a hinged door that would allow a plumber to get behind the shower if necessary. Jo

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