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Let there be tile

September 16, 2005

This is what the entrance looked like when the carpet was stripped from the floor. It was disheartening to see how much of the sub-flooring was warped. That was extra work for me to fix. About month’s worth. Hardwood is now layed down (not pictured). I wanted to protect the wood from doorway foot traffic, so I installed cementboard for where the tile would be. This week, I rented a wet saw from HD, but it kept shattering the test piece, no matter how gently I passed it under the blade. I returned it, complained and got my $85 refunded. Go to Plan B. Have them do it for me. Most HD’s have wet saws set up in the tile department. So I marked the cuts with crayon. Bringing a handful of tiles at a time, I made five trips to different HDs. The whole puzzle fits nicely on the floor. And, patiently, I did it … for free! Dad would be proud of me.

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One Response to “Let there be tile”

  1. Caroline Says:

    wow, you are handy- wanna come redo my kitchen tile?


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