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Our new floor

Our new floor is finally finished and I wanted to post some before and after pictures.

Here is the old, dingy, stained white vinyl floor:

picture of Old Floor 1

picture of Old Floor 2

Here is our friend Bill installing the new tile:

picture of New Floor Bill

Here is the finished look:

picture of New Floor 1

picture of New Floor 2

We are very thankful for the opportunity to replace the old vinyl linoleum and are very happy with the new look.


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9 Comments on “Our new floor”

  1. #1 Megan
    on Jul 4th, 2010 at 11:47 pm

    It looks great! I’m so happy for you, and I can’t wait to see your whole “new” kitchen!

  2. #2 Zina Paul
    on Jul 5th, 2010 at 8:32 am

    Looks really good Becka! I love tile. We have marble tile in our living room and kitchen and it keeps things cool in the summer with no air conditioning.

  3. #3 Deb
    on Jul 5th, 2010 at 9:27 am

    You are very blessed, and I love your new flooring! I like the neutral, stain-hiding color you chose, too.

    When we moved where we are now 8 years ago, we invested in a super tough flooring so fridge gouges wouldn’t happen. Well, who knew that flaming tacos would fall on the floor off the baking sheet and scorch the floor in 4 different spots! We can scrub the floor, and it still looks like it’s dirty and in need of a scrub. I always feel the urge to tell guests (who I just know notice those spots!) the story I just wrote so they’ll know we do keep a clean floor. I think I’m having to live with this floor for quite a while though so I need to just grin and bear it. 🙂

  4. #4 Becka
    on Jul 5th, 2010 at 4:43 pm

    Hi Deb,
    Thanks for your comment on our new floor!

    Years ago when I was teaching Home Economics a student placed a plate on the eye of an electric range, not knowing that that burner was turned on. The plate exploded (thankfully none of the students were injured) and when she tried to pick up pieces of the plate it had melted the flooring underneath and tore large holes in the floor. I also had a student who broke a cast iron skillet, but that’s another story for another day!

  5. #5 Melissa
    on Jul 6th, 2010 at 12:13 pm

    I would definitely like to hear about someone breaking a cast iron skillet! 🙂

  6. #6 Rhonda
    on Jul 6th, 2010 at 2:05 pm

    Congratulations on a beautiful new floor! I know you already love it and will continue to do so for many years. One week of inconvenience and “ta da!” you are good to go for many, many years. We had vinyl floors in every house and apartment we ever lived in– until we moved to our current home, which has hard wood floors throughout the downstairs, including the kitchen. I didn’t think I would like it, but I’ve learned how to keep it clean, and I’ve also learned to love it! But stone tiles would also be great. Anything but vinyl! 🙂 Congratulations once again!

  7. #7 Vikki
    on Jul 6th, 2010 at 5:18 pm

    Isn’t it amazing what a new floor can do for a room? Ah, I would like to know how you break a cast iron skillet. I thought they only broke other things when dropped on them – like toes…

  8. #8 Carrie
    on Jul 8th, 2010 at 11:48 pm

    Your new floor is so beautiful. Our last apartment had tile and it was so easy to clean. (but it was white and showed every speck)

  9. #9 Becka
    on Jul 9th, 2010 at 2:05 pm

    Carrie, I learned from visiting in homes in France that I needed to get a darker, textured tile with a matte finish to make it easier to keep clean (or at least clean-looking!) I would love to help you with your diet, but I honestly think by this time you probably know what you need to do. Hopefully there are lots of fresh fruits and vegetables available for you to make your diet more appealing.

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