Slowly we’re making progress on the hall bathroom remodel and last week’s job was patching the tile floor. Since we did some demolition a few weeks ago and later reworked the vanity adding a new base with furniture feet, it was necessary to patch the tile on the floor underneath. Thankfully I had a few pieces leftover from the original tile installation four years ago – finally my home improvement "we might need that later” hoarding paid off.
We learned after the demo that the vanity was sitting on the subfloor so the first step was adding ½” backer board to ensure the tile installation was even. Exciting shot, isn’t it? One of my best!
The process for patching the tile floor was basically the same as when we installed the tile kitchen backsplash last year.
1) Spread tile adhesive with notched edge of trowel and install tiles in a grid pattern on top, using spacers to preserve even spacing between tiles. 2) Cut any pieces with a tile saw to fit edges to cover floor. 3) Allow adhesive to dry for a day, then mix sanded grout and fill in between tiles with smooth edge of trowel. 4) Sponge away excess grout and allow it to cure until solid (1-2 days).
And here is our floor a few days later – all patched and ready for the vanity’s return.