The tile for the remodeled Green Dream Kitchen looks like a light wood. I just love the new wood-look porcelain tiles! Above is the stack of tiling materials ready to go!
First we had to repair the cracks in the cement slab. Usually this is done with some pretty nasty chemicals, even if the cracks are minor, like ours. Yes, these products cure and are covered by tile, but did I want to have to clear out of my house just for that? I save clearing out for absolutely-necessary evils, like gluing a toilet pipe. Our tile contractor thought of a creative alternative. He used Schluter’s KERDI waterproof soft polyethylene membrane, a product that is usually used as a vapor barrier in showers.
Then it was time to tile! Setting long, wood-look boards is difficult because the end result has to be smooth and even. Here’s what the tile looked like before grouting. My husband liked the look of the dark lines between the boards so much he almost insisted on choosing a darker grout. I’m glad we stuck with a lighter one, however.
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