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After completing the floor of the main room it was time to tackle the bathroom.

Not a large area but there is the shower space to deal with and then the walls.

Our decision not to have a shower 'base' but rather a shower space was based on two factors. Firstly, it is more modern, and more importantly, the builders made the bathroom about 10cm narrower than the plan specified so a standard 90cm pan would not fit into the space. The shower drain is fixed in position and depth within the concrete floor so this is the reference point I had to work to.

Cutting the tiles to accommodate the slope to the drain and making it seem deliberate was a challenge but with only a couple of failures the final outcome is not too shabby.

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The rest of the floor is not very interesting.

The walls in the bathroom are however worth a look.

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Using the pattern tile to break up the wall seems to give the room a little extra space.

In a stroke of genius, I used some of the pattern tiles and cut them to make a 'roda-pé'. Being slightly smaller than half the tile height makes the rest of the tiles fit neatly so that I have only to cut about 1cm from the top tile to give the effect that the border is neatly in the centre.

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And in the shower cubicle, it doesn't look too bad.

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Another ½ day of tiling and then it should be ready for the grout.

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