Sunday, July 24, 2011

Table Tiles!

This evening we started tiling!!! YAY!! 

First, Joe removed the last bits from the old tile by chiseling away. 

Then it was time to come up with a design...

We used porcelain tile from Home Depot called Montagna Belluna. The decorative pieces and square plain pieces are 6x6, the long rectangular pieces are approximately 3x12 and the smallest pieces are approximately 2x2. 

I didn't have a design planned, so I just started placing tile to see what happened!

FINALLY! About 45 minutes to an hour later, I had our design complete! 

The most frustrating part of the whole process was after the layout was complete. I had to take all the tile off the table so that we could lay the mortar. 

Of course I had to lay them out on the floor in the right pattern so that we didn't forget the order...

Now time for the mortar...

Joe spread the mortar while I laid the tile back in place right behind him

Here are some pictures of the finished product. OK, it's not finished. We still have to put the grout over the tile and then seal the grout but we have to wait 24-36 hours before our next step. So here are pictures of the almost finished product...

Tomorrow is another day full of more project work. Can't wait to share it with you!

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