Tile work in the bathroom continued today with the grout being applied. We specified epoxy grout for the job because it is supposedly easier to keep clean than conventional grout. It comes highly recommended by other homeowners, so we have high hopes.
Floor tile with grout.
Floor tile with grout (closeup).
The grout is color-coordinated with the tile, too. It all looks great thanks to the fine work of Chad, who specializes in all types of finishing for our builder, Wesson!
Here is the accessible shower after grouting. It still needs plumbing fixtures and a shower curtain but otherwise is close to completion. A nice touch is that Chad pitched the built-in bench ever so slightly toward the drain so that water won’t pool on the seat.
Accessible shower, now with grout!
The bathtub area is looking good but still needs grout.
The tub area has its tile but awaits grout.
Chad and Chad, who are doing the tile work, have done a superb job on our new shower. The tile is mostly in place, and the grout comes next.
Shower tile is nearly done.
The border is very nice and really “pops.” It consists of small glass blocks with a dark bronze pencil edge above and below.
The decorative border looks fantastic.
Another sign of progress is the installation of baseboard trim in the addition. Can flooring be far behind?
Baseboards in the addition.
Back in the furnace room, the new Trane furnace is hooked into the ductwork. In fact, we would have air conditioning today but for an equipment breakdown. The vacuum pump the HVAC guys use to prepare the new A/C unit gave up the ghost, so no A/C until at least tomorrow. Luckily, we are in the midst of unusually cool July weather, so it’s not too bad without A/C.
New furnace almost ready.
At least we can stare at our nice new programmable thermostat!
New programmable thermostat.