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Tile Floor Finishes Bathroom

by Peter Bales | 18th August 2014

I installed a tile shower and backsplash in this bathroom in Ellettsville, Indiana about a year ago. (Read about it here.)  They invited me back to finish the bathroom with a tile floor as well. The existing hardwood floors were in fine shape, but they wanted to have tile throughout.  Tearing up the hardwoods was a [...] Read More

Ellettsville Tile Shower and Backsplash

by Peter Bales | 9th August 2014

This is a project from last year that I just discovered I hadn’t posted yet.  Lost in the shuffle, I suppose!  Anyway, for this bathroom in Ellettsville (Bloomington), Indiana, I removed a tub enclosure and installed a new tile shower as well as a new backsplash for the vanity. The niche is often the centerpiece [...] Read More

Herringbone Tile Floor Looks Like Wood

by Peter Bales | 12th July 2014

Some tile designs are very distinctive.  This project in Ellettsville (Bloomington), Indiana used a Herringbone pattern with tiles that looked like wood planks. Herringbone is a tile layout that involves alternating tiles diagonally from each other.  Being the nerd that I am, I looked it up and yes, the pattern does resemble a herring’s bones!  Read more [...] Read More

Toe Kick Saw- Right Tool For the Job

by Peter Bales | 1st July 2014

Sometimes I see a project and think: “There must be a better tool for this.”  Let me introduce you to a toe kick saw. For this recent project in Bloomington, Indiana I needed to cut the laminate flooring that was installed under the cabinetry.  I wanted to cut it right next to the cabinets, and [...] Read More

Basement Bathroom Expansion

by Peter Bales | 30th June 2014

This bathroom in Spencer, Indiana was about as small as possible when I started.  There was just enough room to fit everything in- barely!  That was about to change.  The homeowners and I came up with a plan to expand it into an adjacent space, nearly doubling the size of this basement bathroom. I started by [...] Read More

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