Our bathroom renovation is moving along at a decent pace. We are about ready to tile so I thought I'd share one step that was vital to successfully tiling the floor. Leveling.
You can see from this old picture of the downstairs bathroom that the flooring was a mess.
There was the old tile to be pulled up, newly exposed concrete (from moving that wall) and a post hole that was sticking out like a sore thumb. Obviously if I was planning on having a smooth floor something needed to happen.
That is where floor leveler comes in. It is basically a really think liquid cement layer that you can pour on to a surface to smooth it out. It is self-leveling, which means it sinks in to low spots and makes everything nice and smooth.
We used LevelQuik from the Home Depot. It was a pretty simple process. Daniel mixed it up in two batches.
And then we poured it on to the floor. I started in the back corner and nudged things in to the places I knew needed to be filled.
It took one whole bag but now I have a nice clean smooth floor.
It dries just like concrete, so in about 12 hours we were done. Now everything is smooth and level and ready for our tiles.
I am so excited to get to tiling! They should arrive next week so hopefully our bathroom is only two weeks to completion! Now I just have to figure out paint colors...