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June 19, 2011 / mish

Kitchen Floor, a review in pictures

It’s been a while since I have made a post – sorry! A lot has been happening in the kitchen lately, here’s the update on the kitchen floors! We continued the grey porcelain tile from the laundry room throughout, here is a review in pictures…

We cut and laid all the tiles prior, and then stacked them to the side. Then put the mortar down, and laid all the tiles out in their positions with 1/16 inch tile spacers.

Before and Afters!:

So far, the floors have been fairly resilient. And the choice in grout color has been great for covering dirt and dust. We are now on the hunt for the perfect mop, any suggestions?



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  1. Ainhoa / Jun 19 2011 11:28 pm

    I can’t suggest any mops, but I wanted to say that the floor looks GREAT! I love it. The kitchen in general has come a long way!

  2. Cherie / Jun 19 2011 11:33 pm

    We LOVE your floor too! Especially Yuki, who has recently spent a bit of time there. Great job, guys!!

  3. Marianna / Jun 22 2011 12:25 am

    Great floors! Great job! Is anything in the house still not remodeled?!

    What is next?


    • mish / Jul 6 2011 12:49 am

      Thanks Marianna! There is always SOMETHING to do!

  4. KGH / Jul 5 2011 8:08 pm

    I too, just remodeled my kitchen with porcelain gray floors similar to yours. I love it but I am finding it streaky. I don’t know if that’s still from the dry wall dust or from something else. I micro-pad steam mopped and then went over the whole thing with the dusting mop attachment on the steamer. It seems less streaky but I am still not sure what best way to clean and have it look clean as well. I am interested in knowing if you find something that works.

    • mish / Jul 7 2011 3:41 pm

      We just purchased a steam mop and used it for the first time today. Our’s didn’t turn out streaky, it came out very nice actually. Is it possible that when you say streaky, that it could be the leftover haze from the grout? You should try washing it with a grout tile cleaner to get rid of the haze, if that is what it is. Good luck and let me know what happens!!!

  5. kevin thrasher / Dec 18 2011 6:33 pm

    When you put down the hardi backer, did you remove the previous tiles?

    • mish / Jan 12 2012 8:36 am

      Hi Kevin! Sorry for the delayed response…No, we decided to not touch the existing tiles and laid the hardibacker right on top. It was a both a personal and monetary decision. But it worked out well for us!

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