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Grasp Toilet Flooring Progress & Trim Choices


I had hoped to get the ground within the lavatory utterly completed yesterday, however I shortly realized that the clear up course of (together with eradicating some dried mortar that had squished up into the grout strains) was going to take means longer than I initially thought. So my revised objective was to get the ground (and grout strains) utterly prepped and prepared in order that I might grout as quickly as I began working at this time.

After which this little monster made a large number of issues. 😀

I let him out of the lavatory door into his yard very first thing each morning, and I didn’t even notice that it had rained final night time. He was out of the door and into the mud earlier than I even realized it. So after I let him again in, he tracked mud throughout. Two steps ahead, one step again. 😀

I would like to determine resolve this drawback as a result of the realm proper on the backside of the steps main outdoors land proper on grime, and it at all times will get muddy when it rains. So so long as this door opens to the outside (i.e., till we will really construct our addition and this door results in our new main bedroom), that is going to be an issue except I take steps to rectify the state of affairs. I don’t know deal with it, although. Pretend grass across the steps? Small gravel? I’m unsure, however the grime/mud goes to drive me loopy on my new tile ground, so one thing must be carried out.

As quickly as I get the ground grouted, I’m going to start out on the trim. That signifies that this space across the prime of the bathe will lastly be completed.

The trim resolution was a tricky one for me. I had no concept deal with the bathe. Once I began tiling the bathe, I believed perhaps I’d tile proper as much as the ceiling and go away it at that. After which the trim across the ceiling (crown molding and every other additions) would cease at this trim board delineating the primary a part of the lavatory from the bathe.

However I couldn’t work out a technique to cease the crown there in a means that I appreciated. I don’t know for those who’ve ever seen a state of affairs the place crown molding is stopped on a wall for some cause, after which lower in order that it returns to the wall. In line with The Pleasure Of Moldings, it’s referred to as a dangling return.

I notice that there are occasions when that’s completely mandatory, however I simply don’t like the best way it appears to be like. So making a state of affairs the place I’ve not simply two of these (as a result of if it’s on this wall, I’d need to mirror that on the wall going into the bathroom space), however I’d have 4 of them as a result of it will necessitate having these hanging returns on the mural wall, additionally. And I simply COULD NOT deliver myself to have hanging returns on the crown molding at both finish of the primary focal wall of the whole lavatory.

The opposite state of affairs I thought-about was to create a drop down within the openings that result in the bathroom space and the bathe in order that the crown molding could be steady round the primary a part of the lavatory.

However that simply appeared like an afterthought (as a result of it will be), and I actually wished the continual ceiling all through the entire areas of the lavatory. In order that wouldn’t work, both.

So I’m going to hold the ceiling trim throughout the entire lavatory, together with into the bathe and the bathroom space. The one drawback that has been retaining me from leaping proper in is that the ceiling within the bathe has this very noticeable subject. See the way it dips down proper right here?

So it has taken me fairly a while to determine take care of that since crown molding received’t match proper up in opposition to that. Crown doesn’t bend that simply, and even when it did, it will have an apparent dip within the straight line of the crown that might drive me loopy.

However no matter I determine to do within the bathe to accommodate that dip has to hold across the total lavatory, so I needed to hold that in thoughts as nicely.

After racking my mind for each attainable resolution to the issue, I’ve lastly decided. I’m going to sort out this lavatory ceiling (together with the bathe and bathroom space) in a really related means that I did within the music room. I received’t be doing the slats on the ceiling. I’m simply speaking in regards to the perimeter of the ceiling. Within the music room, I connected strips of MDF which can be about 12-14 inches huge across the perimeter…

After which completed off with base cap molding on the within fringe of the MDF, and crown molding across the wall.

Clearly, simply attaching boards on to the ceiling within the lavatory (bathe) received’t assist resolve that drawback with the dip within the ceiling, however I can add spacers (strips of 1″ wooden) across the perimeter of the ceiling earlier than attaching them. And I can house the spacers in order that they’re not connected to that dip within the ceiling.

Since this ceiling trim shall be within the bathe in addition to the primary a part of the room, I received’t be utilizing MDF. I’ll be utilizing primed stable wooden boards (primed with an oil-based primer) in order that they’re protected against any moisture within the throughout showers. And the sunshine in the course of the bathe can be a vent that routinely comes on when the sunshine is turned on.

I’m assured that this may work out as a result of, as I’ve talked about earlier than, the bathe on this lavatory is sort of as massive as the whole hallway lavatory. And that rest room the one full lavatory in our home (that’s used) for the final eight years. It’s filled with wooden and trim (and MDF, really!), and but after eight years, it appears to be like virtually precisely prefer it did after I completed the transform in 2015.

I keep in mind individuals warning me about placing all of that wooden (and MDF!) in that rest room, however it hasn’t been an issue in any respect. I believe the important thing actually is oil-based primer.

In order that’s the plan, and hopefully I can get began on the trim on Thursday. We’ll see the way it goes. 🙂

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