Sunday, June 27, 2010

Back at Work

This floor is from a ratan mat.  Excuse the French, but it was a bitch to cut.  It took me 4 hours.  It fell apart on the edges and I had to glue the pieces together on both front and back edges.  That left a 1 inch shiney line on both edges, so I sprayed the whole thing with Patricia Nimocks matte spray. The End.  Now all I have to do is glue it down when it drys.  All I have to do is decide which glue.  I have an old bottle of Grrrip I should use-it is not cheap.  So I will whip out my credit card and spread the glue-works great.

This is the second floor center hall.  This also took 4 hours.  I don't know why I had so much trouble.  It is going to be stained walnut.  I would use contact cement to glue it down, but I have a hard time getting things in the right place the first time. (See the old post about the living room floor)
FYI: the papers with the blue painters tape are my templates for electrical and wallpaper.  Work great.