Janet Gavin
Lake Forest, CA
JMGavin@aol.com

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  THE PROBLEM: Cats and Carpets Not Compatible.
 
THE SOLUTION: Install ceramic tile flooring.  
(Laid approximately 750 square feet of ceramic
floor tile in living room, dining room, kitchen, den,
bathroom, laundry room, hallway and closets.)

THE STEPS:
1) Take tiling classes at Home Depot.
2) Read "how-to" book and pamphlets.
3) Order materials and tiling tools.
4) Remove old carpeting, linoleum, and molding.
5) Store furniture.
6) Prepare concrete surface (as difficult as the
    actual tiling!).
                           
 
        Yikes, I almost had a heart attack
   when they delivered the pallets of
   tiles, thin-set mortar, grout, and
   other supplies.
> > >
   
       
   
NEXT:
7)
 Nothing left to do but jump in and
    then keep putting one square foot
    in front of the other (below).
AND:
8)
Crank up the WET SAW.  Almost
    every tile on perimeters of all rooms
    and closets had to be measured and
    then cut with a wet saw
(below).

 
 
FINALLY:
9)
Replace molding, clean up, move
    furniture back, and then enjoy
    the features:

CERAMIC TILE IS:
*More durable than carpeting.
*Easier and cheaper to maintain (a damp mop is usually all that is needed).
*Hypoallergenic: Carpeting harbors mold, dust and mites.
*Attractive.
 
 
             
     Even the cats approve! > > >      
             
                           
Tiling Tools
 Pages above from Sunset book Working with Tile.
  Carolyn Jackson and Heather Mills (Editors)
  Designed by Francine Lemieux
  [ ISBN: 0376016760 ]

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