Bar Build 57: Tile Hall FloorPosted: June 26, 2013
The process really started March 2011 when I decided to rip up the old slate tile that I put down during one of my stupid idea literally set in stone phases.
Read all about ripping up the stone and the dust storm created by clicking HERE . Go ahead, I’ll wait.
When I stained the bar floor, I also stained the hallway- but did not seal it. Why? After the staining, I decided that the main entry to the house should be seperate from the bar and a little nicer. The concrete stain made it look as if one was entering from the garage right into a bar. I think you’ll agree I made the right design choice as usual because I am awesome.
I chose porcelain tile because I needed a strong enough tile to handle such a high traffic area that includes dogs, alot of mud from shoes, and snow gear.
Off to Lowes:
Each one of those boxes of tile is approximately 80 pounds, or roughly a million after loading them / unloading them from the truck.
The whole project took about two days. Had to wait for thinset to dry then grouted the next day with non-sanded grout. I used 1/16″ spacers to achieve the real look of a wood floor and got to use my new tile wet saw. Which is not as much fun as I thought it would be as I was soaked from the cutting wheel spitting water back at me. That cutting wheel is an asshole.
I also had to grind a few of the tiles down little by little to get around the stone wall. That was fun. By the way porcelain does not smell very good when burning and don’t grind under your smoke detector. Just yet something else I learned about building a home bar. What else did I learn you ask? Well, since you asked CLICK HERE for some of the shit I learned embarking on this adventure.
Ok enough babble and shameless self promotion.. Onto the pics!