Renovation project - Laying adhesive tile flooring
Every where is given a second coat of
paint and the room is cleared and cleaned ready for the floor to be
John chooses his line for the tiles,
this is very important, especially when you have a property where the
walls do not run straight. You need to choose a line that will be
most obvious when you look at the room. John is going to use the run
of units. But as we lay the tiles we realise just how out of line the
The dividing wall between the kitchen
and living room is straight and as the tiles will be going in to the
living room we need both rooms to look straight.
We also have a problem with our new
cooker, it is lower than the units, we can not change the height of
the units as they would be too low, but we cannot alter the height of
the cooker as the feet do not extend.
There is no option but to build a
small platform to put the cooker on, this needs to be done before the
floor is laid fully.
John lays most of the tiles upto where
the units will go, when laying adhesive tiles the floor needs to be
completely free from dust or they will start to peel up. A spray can
of contact adhesive is always a handy tool to have.
It's at this point that we start to
discuss the kitchen lay out again.
We are once again not sure there will
be enough work top, so we rearrange the units and worktops that we
have and we both think that the alternative layout will be better.
The only problem is that the electrics
are in place and there is a waste pipe that will be on show!
We are also not sure if the dining
table and chairs will fit in the kitchen, so many dilemmas!
We discuss that the table can be cut
down if it is too big, or that we can get rid of it completely and
make a smaller table.
John then comes up with a brain wave
that is perfect but thats a story for tomorrow