I was involved, although minimally, in the tiling of our bathroom shower with the artists, Doug and Shanna. I basically watched. And Scott and I did tile the bathroom floor together last Thanksgiving. Therefore, we decided it would be within the scope of our limited abilities to tile the bathroom counter, so we went to work with the design and installation of said countertop.
I wanted to tie the design to that of the shower, so, once again, we employed the use of the small glass mosaic tiles we found previously at Home Depot. In order to select an appropriate field tile, we attempted to match the darkest brown in the shower tile as well as the dark brown in the hickory wood of the cabinets. Contempo Tile in Salt Lake City had exactly what we needed. An order was placed and received, so we went to work. In less than three days, the project was completed, although not to the caliber of Doug and Shanna.
|Using a jigsaw to cut the sink hole|
|Screwing the 3/4-inch exterior plywood to the counter|
|Adhering the cement backerboard to the plywood|
|Covering the counters and floor with protective plastic|
|Beginning the mosaic backsplash|
|Backsplash is finished|
|Beginning the field tiles|
|The last piece|
|Taping the walls before caulking|
|Waiting for water and mirror|