Sunday, November 19, 2006

Laying the Kitchen Floor

We`re finished the floor and it looks amazing! My Mum and me did the laying of the big pieces and some small while sweet hubby went along and cut and layed the smaller areas and doorway. He also thought to have the camera on hand for the process. Good thinking! We began around 10 in the morning and finished at 3. That time includes removing everything from the room by hubby and one of the boys and me washing the floor. Notice all the paint splatters from painting the table and chairs hehe. Then hubby measuring to see how square it was.

A utility knife is all that`s needed to score with....

Then for just fold and snap for those shorter areas....

You just lay each piece staggered over the other`s gripping ridge. Good sturdy stuff with a 25 year guarentee! It lays beautifully.........

We love it! Unless you actually get down and tap it with your nail, it looks exactly like wood, rough texture and all.......

Angus also loves it..........

Today I`m going to hang my baskets back up from the ceiling and try to finish that picture too. We changed the fridge and stove around also and it gives lots more room, as well as my little computer desk. It`s not in your face now as you walk in the room, which I like so much better. I was thinking of moving it out of the kitchen but it`s handy there and I can bake and `puter at the same time.
More pictures to follow as I get it all together in there.

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

This looks great Tea, I'm most impressed. I can't wait to see the finished project. I am a voyeur when it comes to peoples decorating :)
I notice it also comes with the 'Angus' seal of approval...!

Orange Blossom Goddess (aka Heather) said...

Great pictures! I honestly cannot believe that the floor is not wood...just looks lovely!

Anonymous said...

I would never guess that it wasn't real wood. It looks fantastic!! I can't wait to see your finished pictures. I love the idea of "wood" in the kitchen, I think it just adds such an element of warmth. TWT

Jacran Cottage said...

Your floor looks fabulous!! It seems it was easy to install as well! Great job ... can't wait to see the rest of the photos as you put the finishing touches to your kitchen!

Jackie in ON

Anonymous said...

That looks fantastic! I just love the color of it and I would never guess it isn't real wood. I'm going to check into this product and see if we can get it over here. Beautiful!!

Anonymous said...

Angus the cat is so cute:)

Anonymous said...

Excellent job on the floor. My brother said, "Wow! Interesting stuff! Nice Job!"

This is coming from a guy who has done a LOT of woodwork in his time and built some houses.

Looks very nice, Tea :-)

FarmgirlCyn said...

The floor is beautiful! And what a doll your mom is, to come and help you like that!

Anonymous said...

Tea, it looks fantastic!! I'm totally going to see if I can use that on my kitchen floor. I love that it has a 25 yr warrenty. It must be pretty tough!

Gary said...

It looks wonderful. When can you come over and do my house? I won't even ask you to give me a twenty five year guarantee. :)

UKBob said...

That looks really good Tea, it even matches the cat too! I'm also right impressed with your mum, I have a DIY dad but not a DIY mum. I'm glad your husband remembered to take pictures, they are worth having.

Zoey said...

Wow, Tea. That looks beautiful! Great Job you and your Mom did.

Anonymous said...

I was excited when I saw the sheer volume of photos, but to cap it off with Angus! Well, I just can't believe my good fortune!
Angus is just tooo cute!

Anonymous said...

Want to come do mine? ;) It's beautiful.

HORIZON said...

The floor looks stunning!- You all did really well- hard work by the looks of it but well worth the effort.
Enjoy.
Bests xx