A. I never want to work in a glue factory
B. Vinyl Tile guys rest easy, I will never try and take your job.
C. However long you think it will take to lay tile, double that.
We finally agreed on an Armstrong Commercial VCT tile. It kinda has an oyster/off white color to it. We wanted to keep it true to the early 60's vibe we have going. It kinda has that school house hallway tile feel to it. I spent a lot of time in the hall, during my grade school years. Hard to believe, I know.
We started out by finding the center of the trailer. Which was a challenge in itself, because it was never square to begin with and it has rounded corners.
We really got excited when we were doing the full tiles, because it seemed like we would be done in a couple of hours........wrong. All of those cuts eat up a lot of time.
We have never laid vinyl tile in our lives, unless you consider the peel and stick kind laying tile......
We learned a lot. I learned that I hate laying vinyl tile. I learned that the adhesive gets on every freaking thing in the shop, including your hair, clothes, and anything you touch. It was like a bad 70's cartoon. I felt like I would have an anvil sticking to my hand at any time, only to be tossed over a cliff.
Here's a little secret for all you tile buckaroos. Don't try and cut it with a knife unless you have one of these.
|Harbor Freight heat gun, don't blow dry your hair with it.|
|I took this away from 3 ninjas in a dark alley.|
|It cuts just like Butta..........|
|These types of cuts test your marriage skills........|
|This is where that crazy cut above goes.|
|Crappy picture, but it hides most of the defects caused by shoddy workmanship, no?|