On April 15, 2008 we closed on a 1955 Mid-Century Modern home in Merriam, KS that was custom designed by the late Donald R. Hollis of Hollis + Miller Architects. We will be sharing our journey as we update the house to make it our own, while trying to stay as close to the original design as possible.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Shower is Waterproofed (or at least we hope so)!

There were several different ways of installing the Kerdi membrane, so we decided to start with installing the larger wall panels.  Lets just say there was a learning curve.  The videos made it look so easy, but we learned otherwise.  I hope that once we start tiling the wall, the thinset will allow us to even out all the imperfections. 

After waterproofing the last wall, we cut the shower pan and curb to size and installed it.

On Saturday we waterproofed the shower pan, and installed the first half of the drain.  The only thing left was to wait 24 hours to finally start tiling.

The original plan was to tile the entire floor with slate, but we quickly learned that the 12 X 12 tiles would not work with the shower slopes!  So we purchased a 2 X 2 flamed granite mosaic to fit the pan. Fortunately tiling the shower floor went much faster than we expected.  

Because it's a small space, we thought that the bathroom floor would go just as fast and easy.  Wrong!!  The cuts around the toilet flange really slowed us down, so we only got the first row installed.

However, LD managed to lay out the remaining tiles, and made several customized cuts.  So next time we get a chance to work on the bathroom, the floor should go pretty quickly (famous last words?).

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