Tiling bathroom: minimize time toilet is out of commission?
I'm thinking about the logistics of tiling our one bathroom and wondered if anyone had some advice on how to keep the toilet down-time to a minimum. I'm tiling over existing tile, and my plan looks something like this:
Day 1) Rough up existing tile, prime surface, plan layout, pre-cut as many partials as I can;
Day 2) Thinset and lay tile
Day 3) Grout
(I'll seal the grout, caulk, fit the threshold saddle, etc. after that.)
The question of the toilet... I think I can get away with taking it out on Day 2, right before thinset/tile. So:
TOILET DOWN TIME = Time laying tile + thin-set drying time + grout drying time (30 hours?).
Any way I can get those hours down? Fast drying mortar? Install toilet before grout is dry?
I don't want to do a shoddy job, just trying to minimize how much we have to be out of the apt.
Thanks for any tips!