31July13 Big Day!! Laying first tile

We have spent a lot of time clearing all the rooms, putting down a second layer of plywood and finally putting down the Ditra, so it was a big moment to lay the first tile, on my birthday, nonetheless. Tile floors will be one of the best birthday presents ever, so I thought that was rather apropos, and besides the fact that laying tile for the first time ever in my life was quite nerve-wracking, I enjoyed the process and the story we will be able to tell when people see the floor for the first time. Anyway, some pictures – that first picture is putting down the thinset for the Ditra (orange membrane):

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