Kitchen Remodels forum: New kitchen floor

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ImageViolaAnn
Mar 12, 2010 12:05 PM CST
Name: Ann
Ottawa, ON Canada
We actually DID the kitchen remodel or in our case, a totally new addition to the house, 18 years ago. I'm still very pleased with the kitchen and would do very few things differently.

The old kitchen was small, no counter space and was a passage way to the garage. We put a large addition (approx 12' x 20') and put a kitchen into it. The old kitchen got divided up - about 4 ' to the DR which makes it a much nicer room, a portion for a main floor powder room (house is a split level with two full baths - one up and one down, but had none on the main floor), a nice broom closet and a large pantry.

The overall expanse of the kitchen is nearly 30' and because it angles, the overall width works out to about 12 1/2' - necessitating piecing for sheet vinyl. We DID use sheet vinyl 18 years ago and were never happy with the result. We felt, the time had come for a new floor.

I did NOT want ceramic tile. I did not want sheet vinyl for the reasons above in addition to many things to cut around for fridge, dishwasher, peninsula, closet, powder room, desk ...
Also the floor in the original part of the kitchen sags a bit - something we didn't notice until we put the shiny vinyl in. We got an estimate on leveling it, but decided $2200 would get us both (at seat sale prices) to Vancouver twice to see DD, DSIL and DGD. If we had used ceramic tile, that would have been a required fix.

We settled on high quality Armstrong tiles - http://www.armstrong.com/flooring/vinyl-tile/durango-cream-r...

The project began a week ago when the cuts were made in the subfloor all around the kitchen. On Tuesday, the old floor and subfloor were ripped out. On Wednesday, the new subfloor was installed and yesterday, the new tiles were installed. A couple of hours this morning to install new quarter round and silicone in spots and it's done except for reinstalling the dishwasher and the toilet in the powder room and painting the quarter round.

We are very pleased.

Here's a shot looking into the kitchen.

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ImageViolaAnn
Mar 12, 2010 12:07 PM CST
Name: Ann
Ottawa, ON Canada
This is looking the other direction.

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ImageViolaAnn
Mar 12, 2010 12:08 PM CST
Name: Ann
Ottawa, ON Canada
the powder room area still awaiting the reinstall of the toilet

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ImageViolaAnn
Mar 12, 2010 12:08 PM CST
Name: Ann
Ottawa, ON Canada
A close-up of the floor.

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ImageUniQueTreasures
Mar 12, 2010 1:29 PM CST
Name: Janet Colvin
Z8~Beaumont~Southeast Texas
Proud member of Cubits.org
Ann,

The job you all did on the kitchen is beautiful! I love the openness of it. Plenty room to have hubby, the kids or grand kids in there helping without bumping elbows.

I love the colors of your new floor. Mine is about that same tile so it's easy to envision how your floor looks.

We have enough leftover on ours (since we had to buy more after they installed it in straight lines and then re-did it in diagonals) to possibly tile the bathrooms, which still have that old sheet vinyl in there now.

Great job! I know you are so pleased with it!

Janet
ImageViolaAnn
Mar 12, 2010 3:09 PM CST
Name: Ann
Ottawa, ON Canada
Quoting:Plenty room to have hubby, the kids or grand kids in there helping without bumping elbows.
You don't know my DH. He has an absolute knack for anticipating where I'm going to go in the kitchen and crossing my path before I get there. LOL
ImageUniQueTreasures
Mar 12, 2010 3:40 PM CST
Name: Janet Colvin
Z8~Beaumont~Southeast Texas
Proud member of Cubits.org
HAHAHAHA At least he's in there. Only time mine was IN THERE was during the remodel! Now, it's on ME to do the cooking. At least my granddaughter loves to cook with Maw Maw.
natineah
Aug 10, 2012 7:17 PM CST
Name: Natineah
OH
Your new kitchen look good. I can't wait to renovate my own kitchen also. Smiling
petergarcia
Sep 5, 2012 1:02 AM CST
Hello...
Nice post! Your kitchen looks amazing. I am also planning to change the floor of my kitchen. I think, your post is a great help to me.. Thanks..
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