Egbert cannot wait to get going in the house. Little does he realise there is a lot of planning that has to happen before things get really moving. Not just floors to be done Egbert!
However Egbert is an impatient soul and ordered a whole pallet load of floor tiles for the kitchen and bathroom/ laundry areas. It arrived today. He just had to try out a couple of flagstone patterns. I don’t think he has ordered the grout though.
Egbert can’t wait for the floor to be finished.
The kitchen and laundry floors in this house will be made from standard vinyl tiles which I bought at Bunnings. They are easy to cut and have adhesive backing and so are even easier to stick to the floor. I actually have decided to do removable flooring, to allow access to lighting in case of future repairs. The tiles will be placed on mat board cut to the size of the floor in the house. it is best to place the tiles apart from each other while keeping the pattern going, to allow gaps which will be filled with grout.
I usually use premade gap filler to grout the tiles once they are ready. The brand I use comes in different colours and is reasonably priced. Grouting is easy to do – spread the filler into the gaps and once spread evenly wipe the excess with a damp cloth. You have to work in small areas so the filler does not harden on the tiles, but once you have a good system it doesn’t take too long.
I’ll keep you posted on Egbert’s progress with the floor. It is going to take a little while to be done.
There are many ways to lay floors in miniature houses. I have seen real slate, egg cartons, printed paper floors. I have used actual miniature tiles before also. Have you made miniature flooring? What did you use? Let me know. I’d love to see your creations.
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