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Thursday, July 2, 2015

Kitchen Floor

We finally completed the installation of the kitchen floor. If you remember, the original floor was covered with pine flooring. Erika hated the cracks because particles would collect between the boards making it impossible to clean. I planed the pine flooring flat and added sheets of ½ inch plywood on top of it. The ply was glued and fastened to the top of the pine bringing the thickness of the floor to 1 1/8 inches. The tile requires a very solid base to prevent cracking. Then I routed grooves for the floor heat wires.

Next, we installed the floor heat. Then carefully measured and cut the tiles. All that was left to do was the installation. It took all day, but the finished floor came out pretty good.

Up next, finishing up the pantry area.        George

The floor heat was installed before the first tile was installed
The tiles were cut and temporarily placed for proper spacing

After I was satisfied with the placement it was time for installation

Tile installed and grouted. The grout requires sealing after a couple of days.

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