Monday, February 2, 2015

Tile and layouts

Well the trip to Florida was full of changes. The tile that Angela and I chose last time we were down was out voted. The tile that has replaced it is this lovely 18x18 porcelain tile:


This one makes Butch happy because it's porcelain. It makes me happy because it's tile. I'm sad because the wood look is officially out, but I'm OK with this tile because it's pretty and inexpensive. Win - win in my books.

Now comes the fun part. How much is required to tile an entire house? That would be 86 boxes. Oh yeah. So we look at our truck, then look at the tile.

We were able to get one pallet into the poor truck. I wish I would have gotten a video of the poor thing dropping a foot. I swear it groaned and cursed us right then. Poor thing. Then we added 8 of the 15 bags (50lb) of thinset and the 5 boxes of unsanded grout. We have opted for thin grout lines and they tell us 5 boxes is ample. I don't see it, but OK.

This was all we could load before closing time. We won't go there with a great timing factor either. We weren't able to leave until Saturday morning and the other half was SUPER slow moving. I dropped off a car with mom and dad and was able to play three games of Rummie Cube before they got to their house to pick me up and get on the road. Sigh.

But I digress. It's now 3pm and our truck has all it can hold and we have made arrangements to get the remainder next weekend. AND the pickup will be at two different stores as this store only has part of the order on hand. It is and outlet store after all. So Pensacola is on the list of places to see next weekend as well :)

So off to the house we go at a creep. It's a good thing we are only 1/2 mile from the house!

Unloading went smoothly with Angela in the truck cutting the tile boxes apart for us. They were bundled in twos. Yikes, no!!








And this is 1/3 of the tile!! Next weekend we will be placing tile at the back along the wall at a 90 degree angle from these in an effort to fit them all in.

While we were here we also laid out the lights for the kitchen as well as cleaned out the kitchen area to allow electricians more room to work.








Using snap lines is wonderful!!
We also snapped the cabinet locations and in doing so discovered that the layout I had would be tighter than Butch was comfortable with in the walkway area.


I have to agree this is going to work just as well and will look good. Who would have that he was such a stickler for symmetry? NOT me!!

The new plans are now short one 9" slide out, (which makes me sad, but I'll live) the microwave moved closer to the wall and the removal of the outlet at the end of the bar. I may miss that outlet I may not.





Oh and here is our stove sitting in the laundry room waiting patiently to be installed!

And while we're here, you want to see the OLD electrical service?





Not very pretty is it? Soon it will be beautiful. ;)

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