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William Morris (1834-1896)

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Tiling the Living Room Floor

We will be traveling a lot from the end of June through August to our retail shows. If we were to start tiling our living room this year, it had to be started now. We've been making the tile for several years, fitting it in between our making pots. It isn't our focus so we are not set up for production of tiles. However, we thought we could try to do the edging on the living room floor since we had to redo the floor anyway. When we had professionals put in the hardwood floor several years ago, we decided to leave an L shape around the wood stove and the east windows unfinished for our tile. It is impossible to have orchids by the windows which need spraying every morning and a wood floor. Here are a few snapshots of Steve laying the tile. They have our Arts & Crafts green glaze on them. It will probably take us all summer into fall off and on to complete this project including making special shaped tiles to fit a lot of areas and the grouting and sealing. Hopefully we will finish before our frost date in October when the plants come back inside! In the meantime, the interior of the house will be topsy turvy for a while.

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