I thought I’d show you a little trick for notching tile when you have to install around a vent or outlet. Of course, this only works if the obstacle is on the outside edge of your tile.
*You need a wet saw. (You can rent one for about $40-60 a day. I bought one because as much as we move and I remodel, I end up using one quite often.)
***Using a wet saw in 20 degree temperatures will cause you to get really cold!
I said I would be okay but Wes called a rental place and was excited to tell me a garage heater was only $8 a day.My mind was picturing a big-ass blower kind of heater so when he came back with this…
It was a sweet gesture! It did actually end up being useful because I could stop and defrost my hands every couple minutes.
Anyway, back to the point:
1. Mark what you want to remove and cut slits all along that area, as shown below.
2. Take a hammer and carefully “whack” out what you want to remove!
3. Butter it up with thinset/mortar/adhesive…whatever you are using to install- and lay it down.
It’s as easy as that!
I’m sick as a dog today. I worked through it yesterday but gave in to bed and chicken soup today.
Hopefully I’ll feel better tomorrow and can work though a few more items. Who am I kidding? My list just keeps getting longer and longer. Hopefully I’ll feel better so I can work through about 100 more items tomorrow, and then 100 more on Saturday and maybe 30 on Sunday. Then we can all take a VACATION and enjoy the Holidays. Hey, I’m a dreamer!