Thursday, March 17, 2011

Old Vinyl Floors: um, yuck!

Yesterday was a good day. Cabinets are complete, crown moldings installed. Micro-hood venting finished, countertop measurement done and materials ordered. We had planned on keeping the existing wood laminate flooring, however after moving the island to its new location and discovering that the existing laminate floor is the glued-to-itself type and not the click-in-place type, we were in a bit of a spot because that meant we couldn't really patch the floor in a way that wouldn't look like poo. So the decision was made to remove the flooring in the kitchen and replace it with nice ceramic tile... which means also removing the old yucky vinyl floor that's glued to the concrete subfloor. That's right, man. I said it. Cue the scary music and flickering lights, cuz this is gonna be a LOT of extra work! Eew. But I am trying to stay positive because this just means that after the work is done the new kitchen will look even better with a brand new floor! It will be so worth it in the end. Rich and I are headed out tonight to select and purchase the floor tile, which may also result in changing our minds on the backsplash tiles as well (they were going to be white subway tile). We'll see what we find tonight that's within the budget. Budget - ha, that's a funny word. Doesn't that just mean to keep spending money until it's gone? Kinda feels like it these days. But we're trying to stay realistic. If we have no more surprises I think we're still ok.

Hmm, I just realized that my arms hurt. I believe those are my floor-scraping muscles. It's going to be a long couple of days to come, and messy too! Fun, fun...

"It's kind of fun to do the impossible." —Walt Disney