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Blue goo to the rescue

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One thing that gets my knickers in a knot is uneven floor heights. The stairway landing height should be the same as the bedroom floor height, which should be the same as the bathroom floor height. Transition strips between floor heights are bobo. I don’t want to stub my toe or trip on anything when the lights are out. But that’s just me.

bad transition to tile
Uneven floors; lousy transition
Knicker-knotting floors

When I put down the hardwood floors in the bedroom and the stairway they were exactly the same height. No transition strips.

But now my ever-loving wife, “Esperanza” (not her real name), wanted us to lay ceramic tile in the bathroom to replace the vinyl flooring. (See “Bath math; tile guile takes awhile.”)

More Math in the bath

Hardwood in bedroom; vinyl in bathroom
Hardwood in bedroom; vinyl in bathroom

After ripping out the vinyl flooring, I had 3/8″ from the top layer of plywood that was under the vinyl to the top of the hardwood floor in the bedroom. The tile plus the mortar was almost exactly 3/8″. Awesome! Continue reading Blue goo to the rescue