Do you love wood flooring but hate the maintenance it requires? Us too which is why we chose a porcelain tile that replicates real wood. This means I could do all the mopping I want and not have to fret about water damage. WOOT! So here’s a pic of us ripping out the old flooring… here you can see the hideous wood, which matched the hideous cabinets, which was in the hideous kitchen. And yes I was sitting in that chair… watching my hubby do all the work (don’t judge).
Okay so here is the hideous linoleum that was under the hideous wood. This is also a pic of my little toot who can’t seem to stay away from our exciting adventures (that’s my girl).
And here I am, off my chair, helping my hubby scrape the remaining pieces off the floor.
The next day we brought reinforcements… the father and father-in-law came to aid us in ripping out carpet, tack strip, baseboards, and glue remnants. UGH. So here is the before of the living room…
And here is the after… We are also putting in a custom entertainment center since the current one can’t house our TV, but we’ll get to that in another post.
Finally after day one we have the first few rows of tile done! Oh and did I mention my Dad used to be in flooring and saved us big bucks on installation by doing it himself? He also taught us how to tile so we wouldn’t miss out on the fun (because tiling is SO fun). Catch my sarcasm?
So here we are pitching in! And as much as we’d like to take credit for that big chunk of tile that’s been placed, we really only laid a whopping 4 out of the 20 rows. So big thanks to my wonderful Dad who lays tile like a champ!
So we’re at the end and I bet you were expecting the pic of the finished product, but the truth is we still aren’t done. Turns out tiling isn’t as fun and entertaining as we thought. Nevertheless we have a goal of finishing… soon… hopefully! So check back for the big reveal! 🙂