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August 08, 2004

I hate tiling

God I hate tiling. I really did think I would finish it this weekend. It all started off a bit slow when taking off the old radiator because there was no bloody drain-cock to drain out the heating. So, I've had to improvise a bit and use some flexible chrome tap connects to go from the old radiator pipes which are too wide apart to the new slightly narrower chrome towel radiator. Sigh.

Too me ages just to get the mosaic border on the whole way around the wall. As you can see, my tiles are huge, they are a 60cm x 30cm and weight a tonne, so you've got to put on loads and loads of adhesive. I've had to buy 4 great big trade size tubs of adhesive when just one should have been enough, that's 60 on adhesive alone :(

Sunday was a bit more productive, but it just takes so long to go around and cut around the shower, radiator supports, windows, etc…I'm probably only around 1/3 done.

To make things worse, one entire pack of tiles was cracked, so they've got to go back. And to make things even worse!! It was 30oC the whole weekend, and I was indoors!!

More photos in the bathroom renovation gallery

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