Monday, September 12, 2011

Reno cottage update-bathroom grouting.

Just a quick update before I have to cook tea. Haven't felt much like blogging lately, must be something to do with this spring air, hard to believe we are 2 weeks into spring already. Who wants to be inside on the computer when the garden beckons. Although, if I had a cute little spot like this at my backdoor, I could spend a few hours on the computer.

Bathroom grouting has been done.
(Mr CH with a mini vac)

All grout dust has been sucked up and tiles wiped down, ready for grouting.

Holes cut by Mr CH with a grinder. We were told some plumbers use the grinder to cut square holes instead of using a hole-saw. Quicker and less prone to breaking tiles.

Had to use a hole-saw for the toilet pipes though.

Floor ready for grouting.
The censored pic, does he want to do this?

Mr CH worked in small sections wiping the grout (black grout) into the grooves and allowed the grout to change colour (drying) before wiping away the excess in a diagonal swipe. We used 3mm spacers and found it was much easier than the 5mm we used on our downstairs floors.

Sponging off the excess grout.

Not bad for amateurs. Looks better than I expected using the black, hopefully this will hide any stains, mould etc.

Mr CH worked so quick that I didn't get any photos of the walls being grouted, just more of the same but with white. Took us a few days to do the whole bathroom, not a job you want to linger over.
Mr CH wiping the powder off the tiles before it sets hard

Included to show that we taped the floor grout with tape so that the white didn't mix with the black while we were working.Something we were told, plumbers run a bead of silicon sealer along to front edge of the bath at floor level to protect from leakage due to movement when the bath is filled up with water.

Short and sweet- gotta go and make tea.

Until next time.....


  1. Job well done I know what a job it can be have done 2 bathrooms one by myself.

  2. Fantastic effort yet again. The black grout is a really good idea as are the dark floor tiles. Looking forward to the final reveal of both kitchen and bathroom. melx

  3. Looks great, the black grout is such a great idea.Cant wait to see the final result!


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