In Honor of Missing the Beth Moore Conference Today

August 1, 2008 at 11:21 am 2 comments

Today, in honor of missing the Beth Moore conference due to my husband’s work schedule primiarly, I will get some great projects tackled.  I will get out some favorite authors I like, and I will drink from the river that flows from the throne of God all day.  I will post some great quotes if I have the time, and I will celebrate that the same God that is in me is that same God that is at the conference.  I will celebrate that there are those “left behind” and that we can have a good ‘ole time.  There is just no telling what this day will become by the time I’m done with it.

My new floor {Mmmm...!}

My new floor {Mmmm...!}

I hope it cleans up well!  It is interlocking tiles, a floating floor.   I didn’t want to commit to real tile for a lifetime.  I just think I might not like any trend my whole life.

I decided to go with this also instead of the hardwood– it was giving me hives to think about wood around my wet area.  Also, we have 30 year old appliances we still love and use.  The thought of wood on dark wood was not doing it for us.  We looked at all the wood in the world, and when I saw this, I totally loved it.

I usually don’t like the sound of floating floors, but we found an acoustical underlayment that is supposed to really help with echo and bounce.  It is used in nice restaurants and large rooms to minimize noise.  The floor place we talked to said one restaurant went with a cheaper one, and wanted to have them come in and re-lay the floor because the noise level was loud on it without it.

So, we went on and searched on the internet for the underlayment with the best noise value.  It is supposed to reduce impact sound and floor to ceiling noise.  I’m all for that!  The one we chose is called Sound 6 II barrier.  We found it through

We found our tiles at the same site for 2/3 less verses the floor store, so we had to go that route.  We metthe semi locally to load the tiles onto our own truck…they came in by semi.  We got free shipping as well, which was awesome.

I feel really blessed by that experience…it was just great.  I loved seeing something and saying, “That’s it.  I love it.”

I picked a color very close to what I had, but it’s a slick, flat surface.  Up close, the tiles all look very marbly and sort of like a granite.  They hide dirt pretty well.    I’m hoping it will give us years of good use.  Having it down, I’m noticing that it may show foot smudges more than I’d like because it’s a matte finish and our feet have oil on them!  Every floor seems to have it’s one fault. You are supposed to just go over it with a dust-like mop and their brand of cleaner.

We hope to finish the hall connecting the kitchen and dining area and into the back entrance today.

In the meantime, today I’m spackling the mud room and some areas of the laundry room that I wasn’t happy with where hangers needed more smoothing. I’m tackling piles in my guest room, my computer desk, and the kid’s craft cabinet.

If you see the rest of the mess, you’ll realize why I’m so excited about the laundry room looking better!  To be “in progress” is quite the mess!


Entry filed under: Everyday.

Before…and After Whew. A Full Day.

2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. emily  |  August 1, 2008 at 7:42 pm

    the floor looks great. i love my kitchen floor, it greatly adds to the personality of the room. i am going to help e m clean her classroom tomorrow. favor for favor that is what friends are for.

  • 2. Renea  |  August 1, 2008 at 8:05 pm

    Thank you for allowing me to share part of the day with you. I went back and looked at several of the “before” pictures and I love the changes you have made.

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