Amanda Theron

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Name: Amanda
Surname: Theron
Location: Stellenbosch, Western Cape
Entry Date: Jul 24, 2021
Category: DIY
Project: Living Areas

About the Project:

We bought our first home in 2018 and with COVID we finally had time to start changing things in the living room. We only have a 100sqm house so when we started with this DIY we knew things will be a tad uncomfortable for a while. We have a lot of brown furniture and with…

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We bought our first home in 2018 and with COVID we finally had time to start changing things in the living room. We only have a 100sqm house so when we started with this DIY we knew things will be a tad uncomfortable for a while. We have a lot of brown furniture and with the terracotta tiles everything just felt so…. BROWN!

Floor:

We carried out all of our furniture into our backyard and started by deep cleaning the terracotta tiles. Next we applied bonding liquid and started to mix up the 16 bags of self levelling screed. That is 320kg of cement we mixed up. We then started to put down the screed bucket by bucket and “helping” the self levelling along with a broom. After waiting for it to dry we applied the MEO layer, this just makes the surface durable and super hard. After waiting for it to dry we applied the sealant. All in all it was 7 days of hard work.

Wall:

We had to chip the entire wall to prep for tiling. After chipping we applied a bonding + cement mix and allowed it dry. This took 2 days. We then started to apply the tile adhesive and tiles. This process took 2 days. After the tiling was complete we then applied the grout following the German Smear method. This was another 2 days.

Budget Breakdown:

Materials:
Self levelling
4000
Bonding liquid
460
Stucco Italiano MEO kit
1228
Polyurethane sealer
898
Stucco Italiano Sovereign Sealer
136
Paddle mixer drill attachment
190
Rollers + brushes
350
Trowel
188
Brick tiles
4209
Chipping hammer
230
Cement
95
Tile adhesive
825
Tile Spacers
300
Notched trowel
65
Scraper
50
White grout
585
Grout squeegee
45
Gloves
30
White PVA Paint
600
14484

Contractors:

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Grand Total
R14484