Monday, August 11, 2014

Bathroom Floors

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A few years ago, I decided to lay peel-and-stick tiles on top of the ceramic tile I'm our master bathroom. I was tired of looking at the same bland peach/pink tile but it wasn't in our budget to replace the tiles I also didn't want to pay for a true remodel because I know we won't be in this house forever and I didn't want to put a lot of money into it. The stick-on tiles seemed like the best option at the time.

We were happy with the look- knowing that eventually we would be taking them back up. Well, the time has come to remove the tiles. We aren't moving yet, or even ready to put our house on the market, but I am finding the stick-on tiles slippery compared to the ceramic tiles and that scare me being pregnant- is that weird?

I tried to look up the best way to remove them, but I had no luck since they are stuck on ceramic tiles and not stuck on a plywood subfloor. I figured it couldn't be too hard so I just started in a random spot. I used a sparkling knife and hammer to pry up the tiles (there is probably a better way or better tools, but I don't know). I then sprayed Goo-Gone on the floor and let it sit for about 5 minute before I scrubbed it off with a rag. Then I cleaned the floor with normal cleaner.

I will say that it took me a few days, and I still have about 10 more tiles to do. I get tired more easily and don't want to overdo it. It's tough sitting on the floor in the crunched position for long and it's even hard to get off of the floor :-). I still don't like the tiles that are in there, but they do a match the tiles in the rest of the bathrooms and kitchen so I guess that's a good thing. And, I feel better with them not being so slippery.

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