Where did we leave off with this room filled with instruments of torture?
Oh, right. Pulling up vinyl. Man, that sucked.
Okay, enough of that. On with the new.
So guess what we chose for flooring. We really went thee rounds with this: hardwood flooring to match the rest of the house? Laminate? Tile? That tile that looks like hardwood? Just brick off the entire room and never go there again?
. . . we thought 'n thought.
But when it comes down to it, we felt like putting tile in would be very practical and totally make sense for the area.
Yes. Stone (looking) tile. Again.
Put travertine in our bathroom several months back:
(check it: you can see my totally nasty work shoes in the corner of the pic.)
I think we are smitten with stone. We are in deep smit. Especially because this is gonna look okay even when it's really, really really really dirty. Really.
Busted our buns putting this in on Saturday.
Regard the mortar spill on the baseboards. That would have been moi. Jeffro is very particular and clean with his trowelling. Me: notsomuch.
At about 8:00 p.m., when we still had all those totally annoying little pieces to cut, and I had gone outside in the freezing icy cold for the 5th time to mix a massive batch of mortar, and I had sat in a daze and counted all the different tiling jobs we've done over the years (we are at tiling project number 10. Thanks for asking.) I said to the hubs,
"Let's never tile anything. Ever again. Ever. For as long as we live. Pinky swear. Threaten to divorce me if I suggest it again. This sucks."
Hubs thought about it, and was all,
"Um, unless you plan on tiling the ceiling I can't imagine what we would have left to tile at this point."
Good point, Jeffro. Also, thanks for not getting mad at me when I wasted a piece with a totally crooked cut. It was dark outside, okay? My teeth were chattering! Gosh.
And behold it all grouted and cleaned up by me!
I think this is the cleanest this room has ever been. Ever. Since our move in date, of course.
Now, if I can just figure out how to clean up the utility sink in here.
What's the crap in here, you ask? Oh, little a this. Little a that. Grout, mortar, oil based poly, water based poly, several colors of paint, some rust, wood glue, gasoline, human remains, uranium, plutonium, toxic waste. The usual.