Saturday, June 30, 2007

It's Done!

YAY! The bathroom is finally finished!

After getting the tub/shower in, we picked out a new floor. It's much darker than the old floor, so we decided to add more color all the way around and put some green paint in the bathroom as well. It's only on the walls around the shower and on the wall with the door, so it's not too overpowering.

The floor was a big pain. We'll see what the bill is when it arives. The installers were supposed to come on Tuesday and get it done in three hours. There were already three layers of vinyl on the floor, so they would have to remove those and then put the new Marmoleum in. When they took off the vinyl, they found chip board with some water damage. They took that off and found plywood with tile fragments on it. It had some water damage too. That's when they quit for the day. An hour and a half into the job and not even close to a new floor installed. Oh yeah, and they showed up three hours late. It's a good thing I have good friends who could come stay at the house when I had to go back to work.

On Wednesday, they only showed up two hours late and finished taking out all the old floor. Two more hours and no new floor installed.

On Thursday, they said they would be there at 9:30 to finish the job. At 11:40, they showed up and started the install. It required putting in a new piece of plywood, covering that will some goo, letting it dry, then putting in the floor. Oh, they also had to fill in the gap between the floor and the new shower. The old shower had a larger footprint, so it left the big gap. So, at 5:15 on Thursday, the "three-hour" job was finally done. The installers gouged the walls in the process, but the floor looks great. They also put in the rubber base in white to finish it off. Of course, all the DH can see is the quarter-inch gap they left between the base and the heating vent. Can you see it in the picture? Let me know. I'm interested. I think we'll replace it with painted wood base boards at some point, so I'm not going to worry about it. I'm just glad it's finally done.

Today is also the end of the month, so get ready for our first online book club discussion. I'll post my thoughts about the book tomorrow on July 1st and also announce the book for August.


PJMcD said...

Quarter in nothing its a strong 5/16.

An Ordinary Mom said...

I see the gap, only because you pointed it out, though. I think your bathroom looks fabulous! I can't wait to see it in person :) !!

annzy said...

who would look at the gap when there is that amazing basket on the wall above it?