12.12.2011

Our Bathroom Floor is Pretty Again

We weren't super thrilled with our bathroom floor and grout sealer that we used a year ago, so it was time to give it another whirl

Marks easily showed up on the tile and the grout was a bit difficult to keep clean (but that's also what happens when you use white grout).

I cleared everything out of the room, which included taking our corner storage cabinet out and oh my lord the amount of dust underneath was not a pretty sight and I'm embarrassed to show the picture, but hey, dust happens

After the room was cleared I swept and then sponge cleaned the floor, making sure to get all around the nooks and crannies of the toilet because it gets a little tight over there but I wanted to make sure everything was nice and clean.

With the room clean I brought out the sealer

Chris had heard some good things about it and bought it online. I always like seeing "heavy duty."

Sealing the floor is pretty easy, just annoying to be crouched on your knees. I poured the sealer in a disposable bowl, broke out a brush and painted on a thin layer over the entire floor. I let it sit for about 10-15 minutes per the instructions and then I got out a clean towel and wiped the floor clean. There was a little bit of a residue left behind (I think I left it on a bit long) but I just wiped a little harder in those areas and it came right off. The instructions said you could spread on another thin layer, let it sit for 2 minutes, then wipe it off with a white, nylon rag to get the leftover residue off, but we didn't have that so I just wiped harder and it seemed to do the trick.

After I was done with that, the instructions said to not walk on it and leave it be for 6-8 hours

It was good timing because I did it in the late afternoon/early evening the Wednesday before Thanksgiving and Chris came home shortly after and we went to dinner and a movie, then left it overnight, so it got plenty of time to cure.

And the next day it looked sparkly and good as new

Easy peasy.

5 comments:

Cheryl said...

I don't think that floor could ever look bad. I have serious floor envy.

meryl rose said...

Aww, thanks! :)

Sara @ Russet Street Reno said...

That floor is amazing!

meryl rose said...

muchas gracias senorita! :)

Katy @ Turtle House said...

Those tiles are diviiiiiine. Lovelove.