Part 2– Ladies and Gents, A Floor!

It’s happened! We now have a tile floor in our laundry room. But I still feel that it’d have been better if it had a touch of industrial flooring because that requires minimal maintenance. This DIY project is not for the faint of heart, however. We are EXHAUSTED and very sore. As a result, this is going to be mostly pictures, with more explanation later.

We started on Saturday afternoon, after the boys went down for a nap.


Tile Floor 1


Then my strong hubby mixed the mortar while listening to the Dodgers lose.

Tile Floor 2


Next, we placed the tiles on top of the mortar, with spacers to help our newbie selves out. We also decided to use a board to even things out.

Tile Floor 3

Admiring our handiwork!

Tile Floor 4


After church on Sunday, once the boys were in bed, we did the grouting. Jesse spooned out the grout with a float, and I followed about 10 minutes behind with a sponge.

Tile Floor 6



…approximately 10 years later….

Tile Floor 5



And then, we stepped back to admire our handiwork!

Tile Floor 7

Once the floor is fully dry, we’ll be moving all the furniture back in. I’ll have pictures of our finished laundry room up by Tuesday! Stay tuned!

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  • Steph

    It looks GREAT!!! Don’t forget to seal the grout, it’ll help in a high traffic area like that.

    • themrscone

      Steph, we definitely are going to seal it, but the directions say to wait 3 days, so alas, we’ll have to move stuff again…

  • Sandy Ramsey

    Awesome job! Can’t wait to see the pictures once you move the furniture back in!

    • themrscone

      Thanks, Sandy! I’ll try to get them up tomorrow morning!

  • Ktristen @ Your Beauty Fix

    Looks great! Its probably a breeze to clean lol

    • themrscone

      Haha, I’ll guess we’ll find out!