Saturday I spent getting the blog up. Sunday was for hands on construction.
Never use anything with a melamine coating: 1 side of my base floor was melamine & I used wood glue to attach it to a 2 by 2 & 2 by 6. The reason I added this was to allow some space under the house for my wiring to run through – I have enough room to tuck in my plug-ins on either end of the house which I can then cover. Also, I had to extend a 4 inch length of flooring since I wanted the overall size to be 48 by 28, not 48 by 24 (the 2 by 6 secured the 2 pieces nicely, but did add more weight to the structure).
I digress….my point about melamine is that it completed rejected my glue & upon moving the house, the entire 2 by 2 cracked loose. So I took the plunge & added screws on both the 2 by 2 and 2 by 6. Better now before laying the floor…..which I did.
I managed to lay the marble floor for the entry hall, plus wide plank wood for the butler’s pantry, & the encaustic tile for the kitchen. Here are some photos.
The big surprise came when weeding out flooring I didn’t need. Some interesting but rather dull coloured tiling was about to be set aside when I realized it would be perfect for the exterior porch outside the front doors! Have a look…