Friday, August 29, 2008

Flagstone kitchen floor (part 2)

At the end of one week, this is all we have completed. :( Some of the stones in this picture are bedded in mortar, while some of them are still loose. We have relaxed the tolerances on the grout joints a bit, so the grout will be more likely to flow into the joints (when we get to that part!). Because of the variations in stone thickness (3/8 to 1"), I'm finding it difficult (but not impossible) to keep the stones level with each other. Before the (thickly applied) thinset hardens, the thinner stones sink a bit. I've started resorting to shims made from scrap hardibacker to prevent this from happening. Seems to work.


Blogger Shellmo said...

I love the pattern of the kitchen floor - very nice!

September 4, 2008 at 2:28 PM  
Blogger oldmilwaukee said...

thanks shellmo. we put the kitchen floor project on hold... drudgery set in, and some other unfinished projects started looking like more fun. :) We'll be back to finish this in a week or so.

September 19, 2008 at 6:14 PM  

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