Tub and Tile Installed in our Manufactured Home Master Bath Remodel!
This has been a long time coming. And what an adventure it has been. You live and learn. Or should I say, you DIY and learn. Grout stains walls! The grout floater was too big and bulky and I hit the wall a few times, so we wound up just grabbing chunks of grout with our hands and pressing it into the grooves of the tile with our fingers.
Since we've never tiled before, I wasn't quite prepared for the amount sponge wiping, and more wiping, and then MORE wiping. But the results were well worth it, even with all the bumps in the road. The tile color is gorgeous... so much so that it SOLD OUT without even being marked down to sale prices... Did we buy all that we need of it the day we picked it out? Nope. And let's not even talk about the bull noses. Oh those elusive, EXPENSIVE bull noses... there was a point where we thought we might have to TEAR OUT what we had already installed. We finally found the last few we needed in North Macon while on our trip to High Falls State Park.
The Tub: as I said, I really wanted cast iron but that was out of our budget range, and I did not want another fiberglass, so we bought this large enamel over steel. Just the right size for me. That little chip in the corner is the only bad spot so we didn't bother to return it to the store. We knew it'd be covered over with the tile.
I wanted a shelf-like area to set my personal things on, so we pulled it out from the wall and aligned it as best we could with the stand up shower on the opposite side.
I have plans for small shelves above the tub. Stay tuned!
Remember the ugly and outdated BEFORE pic?
So much better, wouldn't you say?