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Kitchen remodel #6: New Kitchen Floor Installed

Blog entry by 3fingerpat posted 09-15-2008 12:26 AM 2622 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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The contractor removed the old floor tiles and installed the new floor tiles while I was out of town on a business trip. It was nice not having to deal with the noise and the disruption but I had a lot of work to do to get the room ready by removing all the stuff from the kitchen, not a lot of fun.
The new floor turned out fine but the grout color does not match what we selected, bummer!
The grout is gray but we wanted a light tan color, the installed grout doesn’t match the color palate that we selected. However, it isn’t bad, just not what we had originally expected; but since we will be selling the house in the next year or so, we can live with it. We also applied some of the same grout to the backsplash tiling and it matches that okay as well.
My wife and I sealed the grout last night and I moved back all the furniture into the kitchen today. It was mainly stored in the living room and my daughter’s bedroom, she stayed at her friends house for the week while the work was being completed.
Next is making preps on the walls and ceiling which won’t get worked by the contractor until Nov, so I won’t have many more updates until then.
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posted 09-15-2008 02:09 AM

Floor looks …. even if you have a contractor do the work.

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posted 09-15-2008 02:18 PM

Looks good. I’ve found that the grout on the sample cards doesn’t ever match reality on the lighter colored grouts. We have one that turned out more gray than tan, but it picks up the gray in the tile, like yours does.

-- Tim

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posted 09-16-2008 06:51 AM

Thanks Tim, it was surprising at how well the grout actually matched up to the floor and backsplash tiles, so in the end, it was a win-win.

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posted 09-18-2008 04:23 PM

looks great pat, the place is comeing along nice

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posted 09-20-2008 05:37 PM

Mr. T, thank you for your kind comments. It has been a long, slow process on this house, but we will eventually get it to where it needs to be to be able to sell it and move to our place in Oregon. I cancelled my business trip for next week, so I hope to get more of the room ready for the contractor to work the walls and ceiling in Nov.

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posted 09-21-2008 02:55 PM

well good luck selling it pat . im thinking i need to move somewhere myself , cant make much of a living here in fl. these days !lol

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posted 09-22-2008 01:04 AM

Thanks Mr. T, yeah it’s pretty bad all over, but we are keeping our fingers crossed.

The place we are moving to is about 50% retired community and they need a lot of tradesmen in this small town. When my kids first saw it, they called it a rest stop, it only has 3 stop lights and about 6k people in the city. It is right on the coast and very beautiful, a small town, slow paced place to live.
Here is a link to the Chamber of Commerce site: http://www.brookingsor.com/

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posted 09-23-2008 02:28 AM

MrT you have an extra bedroom free?

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posted 09-20-2009 05:30 PM

Tile floor looks good. I think hardwood floors would just top it off but that is just me.

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