Friday, February 5, 2016

Cosy Kitchen Floor Too

An extended break from work between Christmas and New Years was to be our be all and end all of the floor installation process....... it had after all been  months since it started, okay so closer to a year - but the cutting and planning really didn't start until after Thanksgiving.

Once we were comfortable with the cutting process - a warmer ambient room temperature and direct heat to more difficult cut areas was working well for us. Our inspiration pieces were on the worktable.

We were cutting and taping our pattern together and getting braver by the day.

We were FINALLY ready to tape the small pieces to the larger pieces and see the "Big Picture"

Some things we liked and some things we didn't.  It was a fluid process. Organic. Discussion worthy. Beer and wine drinking worthy....... time-outs worthy, but we pushed on......

I have to admit that I had to let go of MANY preconceived notions of how exactly this would look, how we would proceed and how often we disagreed on design and process. But in the end, together, we made a beautiful design that we both love and will enjoy looking at for a long, long time!

we dry fit the entire floor and taped it off in sections. Using the Forbo adhesive we set to adhering our biggest puzzle challenge ever! We used the 100 lb. roller (thank you Taylor Rental in Gardner for being so patient with ) And after waiting 24 hours we removed  the tape!!

I cleaned up the small bits of adhesive that had come through with mineral spirits and will seal the floor with a couple of coats of Forbo residential floor finish.

We could not have accomplished this without the patience of our families who pushed and prodded and encouraged us all along the way. A special thank you to (my daughter) Samantha Boudreau, Interior Design & Planning, MoharDesign for her assistance with the flooring choices and to Matt O'Keefe, Sales Exec at Forbo Flooring NA for his guidance in materials and application.

Next kitchen chapter?