Is it wood? No, it’s tile!

by Angelique on March 23, 2015

Photo of tile and kerdi membrane stacked up on the patio of the Green Dreamhome

The tile for the remodeled Green Dream Kitchen looks like a light wood. I just love the new wood-look porcelain tiles! Above is the stack of tiling materials ready to go!

 

Photo of Schluter Kerdi membrane on the cement slab of the Green Dream Kitchen

Creative Crack Repair!

First we had to repair the cracks in the cement slab. Usually this is done with some pretty nasty chemicals, even if the cracks are minor, like ours. Yes, these products cure and are covered by tile, but did I want to have to clear out of my house just for that? I save clearing out for absolutely-necessary evils, like gluing a toilet pipe. Our tile contractor thought of a creative alternative. He used Schluter’s KERDI waterproof soft polyethylene membrane, a product that is usually used as a vapor barrier in showers.

Photo of a light tan wood-look ceramic floor in the Green Dream KitchenThen it was time to tile! Setting long, wood-look boards is difficult because the end result has to be smooth and even. Here’s what the tile looked like before grouting. My husband liked the look of the dark lines between the boards so much he almost insisted on choosing a darker grout. I’m glad we stuck with a lighter one, however.

 

Photo of the Green Dream Kitchen tile with grout. The tile is a light tan wood-look.

 

Here are the materials we used: Mapei Kerabond Unmodified Thinset and Tec Accucolor Sanded Grout.

 

Photos of Mapei Kerabond Unmodified Thinset and Tec AccuColor Grout

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Corey July 6, 2016 at 3:47 pm

Which series or color of Cerdomus tile is this?

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Angelique July 8, 2016 at 5:35 pm

It’s the Savannah series in the color “Milk.” Are you remodeling your home?

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