Thursday, July 30, 2009

Our Poor Knees!

Well, we have been putting off laying ceramic tile in the second half of the kitchen/dining area and bay window for some time now but I have been told "I am tired of these boxes of tile in my way" by "she" who makes the rules.

So, I am off to get some backer board and Gator Aid...and hope to have this task behind us in just a few days. After all it is only 16 boxes of tile...and we do have a nice Jacuzzi tub to soak our sore knees when we are finished.

Since our home is on piers, 3' above the ground, we will make sure the sub-floor nails are tight and lay moisture barrier down under the Hardibacker. I wore out a nice drill screwing down the first half and now read that ring shank nails actually work as well for backer board. I also made a small judgement error the first half and let the grout get too dry by mixing too much at a time. This means I now have to remove grout from about 10 tiles and re-grout...I hate it when that happens.

But, come Monday or Thursday of next week...all will be complete and we can finish the cabinets and counter tops.

Will post photos when I can stand up again.


Jim and Dee said...

That's hard work. Do you have gardners knee pads? They work great!

Joe and Sherri said...

I remember those days of working on the house...I am glad that is all behind me now.

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