On our journey to rid our home of linoleum, we recently completed our next project: the Laundry Room! We had to prep our floors in much the same way that we prep’d our kid’s bathroom floors. It is important to take your time with your prep-work to be sure to lay a good foundation for your tile installation. Again, this tile installed quite quickly. And we LOVE our new Hexagon Travertine Tile Floors!
- Tile: Travertine Multi Hex 5cm #657670
- Grout: Desert Sand, Sanded
- Flexible Grout Admixture
- Poultice Stain Remover
- Proflex Thinset (aka mortar)
- Travertine Sealer
- Notched Trowel
- Grout Float Tool
- Mortar Mixing Paddle (for use with a power drill)
- Large Sponge
- Sealer Sponge
- Tile Saw
- Eye Protection
- Ear Protection
- 3 Buckets (one for mortar, grout and water)
- Ryobi Drill & Driver Set
- Touch-Up Paint and Foam Brush
- Bristle cleaning brush
To figure out how much tile you will need for your job, you will take the square footage of your room (length times width) and add an additional 10%. Then round up to the next full box size and order that many boxes.
You want to account for a bit of breakage as well as cuts and mistakes and this formula accounts for that.
Be sure to follow all manufacture instructions and let your sealer dry completely prior to use.