Sunday, April 23, 2006

Kitchen Floors

Both dog kennels are in the kitchen, the part that is just bare plywood. I'm tired of it being bare plywood, and since I am the one who has to wash it now, the housekeeper quit last week, I'm thinking of sanding and painting it, to get rid of the ickies. The mop and the broom both get caught on the bare plywood shards, I'm not sure how the pets deal with this issue, I always seem to get splinters when I walk on it barefoot. No I wish I could say that this is a temporary thing but it's been like this for about 10 years now. Husband can't seem to make up his mind on what he wants to do. We have the flooring, 300 square feet of maple. Why he doesn't plane it down so we can install it is beyond me. He has his reasons, I just don't agree with them. So, in the spirit of having a floor that is easy to clean I'm going to paint the floor, probably in May sometime, cause I'll be using an oil based paint, I'm going for durability here, and I'm thinking some catty cornered stripes might be in store!!! :-)

Warning never leave a wife with 65 gallons of mistints and a roller brush alone, it could cause vertigo!

1 comment:

:-D eirdre said...

When we moved into our house - we didn't have the $ to put in the hardwood right away. My daughter and I used deck paint - we used white and needed 2 coats but it made a HUGE difference - easy to clean, sweep and no splinters. I don't know if your needs sanding because of the age, but ours seemed to lay right down once the first layer of paint went on.

We kept the paint for 3 or 4 years and had a lot of rugs around, when we mentioned about doing the floor - its amazing how many people thought it we had the finished one already.