Thursday, June 17, 2010


Kitchen floored that is...

Sorry for no posts since Sunday, but we've been busy busy over here. Monday and Wednesday night we hit the gym to get our workouts in, we figure two days is better than none at all because every little bit counts. In reality on the nights we aren't at the gym we are busy around the house with the kitchen or general upkeep so there is never a dull moment.

Tuesday night was an eventful evening in the kitchen because the floors were layed down. We chose to go with Traffic Master's Allure Floor, which is are vinyl interlooking tile panel that look and feel like the real thing. Our house is old and not so level so ceramic tiles would not have worked and our wood floors could not be salvaged.

The floor was cleaned, and a thin lining was laid down for a little extra padding.

After it was down, Matt did some planning before getting to work.

The it was just a matter of working row by row and overlapping the tiles ever so carefully. The gray edges you see in the photos are super sticky and basically once it touches the other edge they are bonded. The instruction say you have up to 10minutes to seperate them, but it's better just to take it slow and do it once.

The "finished" product lookslike this:

Pretty impressive, right? We still need to add threshold and put more flooring down on the landing before you come up the stairs, but that will come in the next few weeks. Our focus now is hanging the walls cabinets, building the base cabinets, and then installing base cabinets. We still have at least one month before all the finishing touches will be done, but it's going pretty fast considering we're mainly weekend workers!

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