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Old 12-07-2011, 12:03 AM   #61
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Yes it is made from tile, and I designed it and cut it out and installed it myself. ( no bragging).

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it is 7 1/2 feet long and 3 feet wide and yes it does point to magnetic north as well. Just a little picky I am.
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Well, now I'm really impressed.

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Old 12-07-2011, 12:41 AM   #64
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No big deal. I just finished my living room floor, it's scandinavian maple. Here is a pic, see what happens when you show me how to do something
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Now THAT I REALLY like!
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I put that in my living room great room combo as well as my dinning room. I liked it so much I put 2 rows on each side in the hallway, and tiled the centre. I will be grouting that along with the entryway.
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I think perhaps the reason I like that so much is the colour just seems to be "right".

Too many of the flooring woods, either real or artificial, don't show the wood colour as it should be.
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I like to say it shows the life the wood once had and now we get to share it.
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most of the flooring out there is similar to the cabinets, blah bland, cheap artificial,or looks good but would never last long. Click flooring will never make its way into this house.
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I took a shot at laying the first piece of underlay this afternoon...started in that corner with the 120 angle.
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At the other end of that wall is the second closet end and the stove pipe which comes right through the floor.
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A view from the window end.
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I suppose I should have asked about this first...but sometimes I have been known to close the barn door after the horse has bolted.

Is there any proper way to lay the carpet around this stove pipe?

What you are looking at is slate tile, which is about 3" wide, and then I nailed some tackless around the outside of that.

Is that going to work or should I have done something different...it's not too late to change it if necessary.
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That is going to be tough to lay out and stretch.
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I sure can't argue with you there Rusty, it was bad enough to cut the underlay to fit reasonably well.

I think I am going to make up a cardboard template for that end where the stove pipe is.

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