Pebble tile floor is done!

deedlesSeptember 16, 2012

I've mostly lurked on the bathroom board but have gotten a bit of good advice from you all too, so...

I was going to wait to post any pics until we were completely finished but DH did such a great job on the pebble floor that I couldn't wait to show it off.

He estimates laying about half of the stones one by one both for my design and to avoid any seam lines. I'll always remember my 6'5" dear sitting cross-legged on the floor with a butter knife and a pile of single pebbles: applying the goop, placing the stone and calling out "ONE"....wait a little bit... "TWO"..... "THREE". And so on for five days.

anyway, here it is! (sideways, sorry)

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williamsem

Wow! Not only does that look great, what dedication from DH! I thought you were going to have it done by the tile guy, or am I misremembering? I bet HE wouldn't have set them one by one!

Looking forward to seeing the rest when it's ready, I bet it will be lovely.

    Bookmark   September 16, 2012 at 7:33PM
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kalindi615

The floor looks great Deedles! Your hubby did a great job. nice design too.

    Bookmark   September 16, 2012 at 7:48PM
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deedles

williamsem: the tile guy gave me the hairy eyeball when I was explaining the design to him. That put him out of the running. DH said "I don't think you're going to get anyone to do what you want the way you want it besides me". I think he was right, lol.
Kali615: he did and only one trip to the Chiropractor!

    Bookmark   September 16, 2012 at 8:00PM
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bill_vincent

That's beautiful work-- even for a PRO, nevermind a DIYer!!

    Bookmark   September 16, 2012 at 8:23PM
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sochi

That is fantastic deedles, congratulations to you and your ever so capable husband! What a diy job! Great design too, it is just lovely.

    Bookmark   September 16, 2012 at 8:31PM
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writersblock

Wow, that is really stunning!

    Bookmark   September 16, 2012 at 9:07PM
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a2gemini

Great job, Deedles!!!
My DH would never be able to do that!
Can't wait to see the rest of the BR!

    Bookmark   September 16, 2012 at 9:17PM
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Shades_of_idaho

Really well done. Believe me I KNOW the work your DH put into this. It is Beautiful and reflects his dedication.

Husband YOU RAWK!!!!

    Bookmark   September 16, 2012 at 9:26PM
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cat_mom

Holy c**p!!! What an awesomely phenomenal job! Go deedles' DH!!!

    Bookmark   September 16, 2012 at 9:41PM
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mydreamhome

Beautiful Deedles!! What a wonderful man you are married to! He's a keeper!

    Bookmark   September 16, 2012 at 10:00PM
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enduring

Beautiful, and its one of a kind. Wonderful work. Deedles' DH, you do rock (and do pebbles).

    Bookmark   September 16, 2012 at 10:41PM
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ae2ga

Holy pepples batman! What a fantastic floor - I can hardly wait to see the whole room completed.

    Bookmark   September 16, 2012 at 11:42PM
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beeps

Wow! That's beautiful. And your hubby has patience and then some!! It paid off. :)

    Bookmark   September 17, 2012 at 12:19AM
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desertsteph

I don't think I've ever known a guy who would have had the patience to do that.

it's a wow and awesome both! Hang onto that guy!

    Bookmark   September 17, 2012 at 1:48AM
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allison0704

That is gorgeous!!! I wanted a floor like this in my laundry room, but ran out of time. Next house!!

    Bookmark   September 17, 2012 at 7:45AM
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kalindi615

I spent last night thinking up patterns for pebble in out tiny upstairs bath that we haven't started yet. I haven't settled on a floor yet, but I think your floor has inspire me. I can just imagine how nice it feels under bare feet!

    Bookmark   September 17, 2012 at 8:23AM
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deedles

Thank you all, he's a good guy. I told him "know I now you love me because a person would only do that for love or money and you aren't getting paid", lol.

Kali615: it really feels good on the feet, like a foot massage.

    Bookmark   September 17, 2012 at 8:56AM
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xand83

Wow! This is really impressive! And it looks extremely professional. Props!!

    Bookmark   September 17, 2012 at 9:52AM
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terriks

Very nice job! Thought people might like to see it without turning their heads sideways:

    Bookmark   September 17, 2012 at 1:39PM
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deedles

terriks: thanks! I couldn't find how to rotate the image in photobucket.

    Bookmark   September 17, 2012 at 3:26PM
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terrinm

Wow that is amazing! Mine would have never done that! To much patience required :)

A couple questions about this, will you seal it? And what will you use to clean it?

Can't wait to see the room finished.

    Bookmark   September 17, 2012 at 3:39PM
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deedles

terri: he sealed the pebbles first, then put another 2 coats of sealer all over. I'll probably use the Thieves oil cleaner, it's a good cleaner and mold killer, too.
I can't wait to see the room finished either!

    Bookmark   September 17, 2012 at 4:44PM
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chiefy

Holy (*&^! Wow, that is stunning!

    Bookmark   September 17, 2012 at 9:47PM
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deedles

correction: THREE coats of sealer after the grout.

Thanks everybody for the nice comments!

    Bookmark   September 17, 2012 at 11:36PM
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katrine822

Deedles,
Two questions:
First - did you put any heating elements underneath? Could you have?
Second - is your husband ever going to be in the Chicago area with some free time on his hands;)

Awesome job.

    Bookmark   September 19, 2012 at 8:54PM
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jgopp

looks amazing, I'd love to do something like that someday! Just beautiful.

    Bookmark   September 19, 2012 at 10:44PM
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Olychick

That is amazingly beautiful, both the design and execution. Can't wait to see what you have planned for the rest of the room. Be sure to post more pics!

    Bookmark   September 20, 2012 at 7:07PM
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deedles

Katrine: we were going to have an underlayment heat mat, but it raised the floor too much. We're going to live through a winter with it unheated and then if it's too cold, retrofit a heater set-up between the floor joists in the basement. Free time? HA! But I'll ask him ;)

igopp and oly: thanks and I will post more when we get the BR done. Should be before the end of October (fingers crossed)

    Bookmark   September 22, 2012 at 1:48AM
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momo7

Wow! That looks amazing.

I'm getting something similar to the lighter pebbles in my shower - never crossed my mind to make a pattern. It's just as well, I'm sure my tile guy doesn't love me as much as yours loves you: )

    Bookmark   September 22, 2012 at 11:32PM
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