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Hello everybody,

My name is Jens and I am from Germany. Last year I bought a house built in 1972 and now I am trying to make this bugger look nice. Almost all of the rooms are cheap vinyl flooring which I will tear out eventually and replace it with nice and shiny tiles. :D

The bathrooms I will have done by professionals but everything else I will try to get done by myself.

My ultimate goal is to have a sweet man cave with polished diagonal checkerboard pattern large format tiles. But until then I will first practice my tiling in the basement.

This was the first room and first tiling I have ever done in my life:

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60 x 30 cm cheap tiles that were curved like bananas which resulted in extreme lipping due to the brick pattern. Also the base tiles I cut way too tall.

Here's my hand after applying grout by working it into the joints with my bare fingers. Pain is a good way to learn.:D

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On to the next cellar room:

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Same cheap material but better pattern I believe. Also shorter base tiles.

Right now I'm doing the cellar hallway with again very cheap 30 cm x 30 cm. Very uneven slab which I couldn't be bothered to level. I have to pry up and adjust almost every tile because of this.

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I hope to get better at this stuff and will keep you posted on my progress. Who knows, maybe this will at least be some sort of entertainment for everybody ;)
 
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Hi and welcome to the forum qwnz
Watching with interest 🤔
 

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Fair play to you for having a go qwnz. By now I’m sure you appreciate that there’s more to this game than what some may think.
Welcome.
 
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This is taking ages. I suck at layouts and now have to cut like 50 tiles.

Definitely keeping the 70's brown ornamental tiles in the other room though.

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Hi Jens.......no pain, no gain
 

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