Laying The Last Of The Tiles

In the last floor tiling article, we looked at the laying of the triple glass tile border around the smaller 18 inch by 18 inch porcelain floor tile, as well as finishing the tile in the floor of both closets.

In this article, we see the last of the floor tiles laid in our front hallway and adjoining laundry room.

Now, as fortune and a little bit of planning would have it, once the full tiles were laid, starting from the hallway entrance from the kitchen, we were left with a gap of approximately 4 inches between the edge of the full tiles and both the edge of the front foyer floor to the living room as well as to the front wall.

 Laying The Last Of The Tiles

This acted like a nice symmetrical border.

 Laying The Last Of The Tiles

So, first the tile was laid using another silver metal edge in the area by the living room.

 Laying The Last Of The Tiles

You can see that we still need to deal with the space beneath the metal edge for the tiles, but that will be tackled next time.

 Laying The Last Of The Tiles

Next tiles were measured and cut one after the other in the floor area next to the front wall of the house.

 Laying The Last Of The Tiles

As each piece is cut and laid, you can see the flooring become more and more complete. By the front door Mike had to cut the bottom of the front door frame molding to provide sufficient space for the new tile to fit.

 Laying The Last Of The Tiles

Other than the above picture of the floor vent, this part of the tile laying went fairly quickly.

 Laying The Last Of The Tiles

Notice the minimal difference between the height of the tiles and the front door. Our old throw rug we used to use in that area will now be too thick to use, preventing the door from opening.

 Laying The Last Of The Tiles

Now we have the front foyer floor fully tiled.

But of course there is still much more work to be done. The finishing. And that is where we pick things up next time in this series.

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