Mike and AJ, our expert flooring installers, removed the old carpeting and linoleum.
AJ had a less easy time than what Mike did with the carpeting, when removing the metal edging from along the linoleum.
Quite a bit of prep work had to take place prior to the sub-flooring being laid.......
This is where things stood at lunchtime......
This photo shows the "ghost prints" of tile that had been on the kitchen floor prior to the linoleum.
After they got back from lunch, Mike began marking the layout of how the tiles would be installed.
After his lines/markers were set, the sub-flooring that would have tile laid yesterday was covered with glue (seen as the sheen on the sub-flooring in the photo). After it set for an amount of time, Mike began laying the 16" x 16" tiles and AJ began cutting/trimming tiles to fit along the edge of the room.
As you can see, Mike was able to lay the whole tiles quicker than AJ could measure and trim the ones along the rooms edge.
By the end of the work day, the whole kitchen was prepped and more than one half of the kitchen had tile laid.
This morning will see the rest of the tile laid and the grout applied to the entire kitchen. It will become a "NO ADMITTANCE" zone until Thursday morning. Oh darn.....that means we have to go out for dinner! Shucks....... ;)