Lake Forest, CA
|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.)
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
| Yikes, I almost had a heart attack
when they delivered the pallets of
tiles, thin-set mortar, grout, and
other supplies. > > >
7) Nothing left to do but jump in and
then keep putting one square foot
in front of the other (below).
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).
9) Replace molding, clean up, move
furniture back, and then enjoy
|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.
|Even the cats approve! > > >|
| Pages above from Sunset book
Working with Tile.
Carolyn Jackson and Heather Mills (Editors)
Designed by Francine Lemieux
[ ISBN: 0376016760 ]
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