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New Flooring October 2015 Project

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Sooooo…. With a new floor coming, its a good time to paint the living room….
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I took a few extra hours and plastic wrapped anything that could not be moved off the floor, or walls – thinking this would save on the cleaning time.
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The jack hammer creates a ton of dust. The powder is very fine and floats in the air for days…….
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If you look at the fan at the back door, you can see the white/gray dust covering the fan, and a circle of that dust on the screen door.
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The tortoise Groovy had to come in and see what all of the noise was about ……
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You can see the super fine dust on the plastic sealing off the bed rooms.
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The demolition was done on a Saturday….. we created negative pressure by closing all windows and doors, and opening the back door, then taping the screen off, except for the big fan blowing air outside. Then mopped the concrete floor several times, then the next day, wiping down every exposed wall with a damp micro fiber cloth to get rid of the dust. Then a hepa filter for the ac for a week…..
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Tile down …… you can see the pattern clearly ….. no grout yet. Laying the tile, cutting, mixing thinset, etc. creates almost as much dust as the demo.
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Grouting the living room …….. (don’t ask!)
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New baseboard going in ….

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The project is finished, now for all of the things that did not get done for the last 3-1/2 weeks……
The rooms look and feel bigger and now that the work is done I’m starting to really enjoy the look of it.

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