Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Job is Done! (But I'm Not)

That's a close-up of two of the cracked tiles that were in my kitchen. The tiles were hideous enough, but add cracks and well, it's just crap. And I didn't even mention the GIANT grout line. Yuck! We've always hated that floor.
The tile guys finished and left at 4:35. So what I thought would be a three, or maybe slightly more day job, was finished in two. I was so happy - and I felt a little stupid for being so irritated by their LONG day on Monday.
There's still a little scuzz on the tiles but I can't mop until Thursday afternoon, so I will wait for my after pictures and then post a long picture post of everything. After I sleep as late as I would like today, I'm going to be cleaning up the rest of the dust and putting all the stuff back in the kitchen and bathroom. I do love my new floors.


emerrube said...

yay! they are done sooner than you thought. :) glad you are lovin' those new floors.

Mr. Jazz said...

I'm thinking that calls for some celebratory suds :-)

Carole said...

Gee, I had to wait until the grout dried completely before getting all the grout haze up too. Wow, finished in two days - Yay!

Anonymous said...

Can't wait to see the pics!


tattytiara said...

Oh how awesome. I live in a fixer way-upper and the floors in my kitchen and bathroom are absolute disasters. I found some tiles that would be perfect in the bathroom at a habitat for humanity store, but I don't know if I have the guts to try my hand at it. You're so right, though - tiled floors are so cool.

Big Brother said...

You’re lucky usually when you figure it is going to take X amount of time, you should double that and come out with the probable outcome. The bigger the job the bigger the multiple.

Anonymous said...

Looking forward to the "after" pictures.

geewits said...

~~I second that yay!

Mr. Jazz,
~~Who needs a reason?

~~"Grout haze" sounds so much nicer than "scuzz."

~~But you will have to. :)

~~There is a lot to tile work. It's not really a DYI when it's flooring, because everything has to be level. Good luck!

~~Yeah, no kidding. Maybe the sales guy lies to make people happy in the end.

~~Like Jazz, you will have to wait. Can't mop yet.