Monday, February 23, 2009

Completion of vanity.

My last post was eleven days ago, what happened to the passage of time? The bathroom vanity job has been finished for quite some time now- and it's spectacular! The custom drawers at the sinks work great. It's nice to know that only myself and a select few others in Los Angeles have functioning drawers at their bathroom sinks! This kind of quality and attention to detail can only be found at Riviera Rich Contractors Inc. If someone posts a comment i just might show a close up of my special sink drawers! So long for now.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Grouting tile.

How do you keep little glass tiles in place when you set them in wet thinset? With tiny little shoring sticks. I have grouted the tile today, stained the new door- that's right the job has grown even more snnce I last blogged. I also put the final coat of paint on the cabinet doors and drawer fronts. My next blog will have the final picture of the completed bath job. Looks like we got some more rain tomorrow better "Batten down the hatches!"

Saturday, February 7, 2009

business before pleasure.

Good morning I had to get up early this morning 5:00 a.m. so I thought what the heck might as well blog a bit. Today is Saturday and it is time to tile the counter top and then if all goes according to plan grout the floor and aforementioned counter top. But first things first lets start the day with a surf check, and a possible surf session. ( I hope the water is not too dirty!)

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Installation of cabinet- floating countertops.

Man I haven't blogged since January I guess I got too busy for my own blog. We'll since the last time we have made some good progress on the cabinet. In one day we have installed the cabinet, floated the counter tops and back splash, and installed .42 Hardibacker 500 series on the floor and we are ready to install tile tomorrow. For those of you who do not know what floating is - it's an old time tested process that is undeniably the best way to provide a solid base to lay your tile on. You simply apply building paper(I prefer tyvek) to the surface then staple or nail diamond lath over that, and then apply your mortar(sand, cement, H2o) in a technique called floating. When you float all surfaces you get everything straight, level and flat - perfect for tiling! How do you float you might ask? We'll unfortunately I couldn't possibly explain the process in less then a thousand words, suffice it to say it's complicated. Only real tile installers and crafty master carpenters can do it- in fact if your tile contractor doesn't float he or she probably isn't very good. I hope to blog again tomorrow about how I did on the tile install. Zenbuilder- out!