Frank Lloyd Wright Quote

"Form follows function-that has been misunderstood. Form and function should be one, joined in a spiritual union"

Frank Lloyd Wright

Saturday, July 7, 2007

Marmoleum Installation: Part 2

I got the bulk of the work done on the flooring. I thought it was going to take forever to do all the cut pieces around the perimeter of the room, but once I got in the zone it went pretty quickly. I still need to do all of the base shoe moulding and some of the perimeter pieces that are not visible in this picture.

I'll post a final message about the floor once it's 100% complete.

Read more in Part 1 and Part 3 of this series.


  1. That looks amazing!

    Great job, Joe, and once again: Thanks for the inspiration!

  2. Hi Joe,
    Your floor looks wonderful, great choice!

  3. Looks very nice Joe. The tiles look nice and tight too.

  4. I just found this and I'm glad that I did. Beeeyuuutiful job!

    We are planning to buy/use marmoleum in our kitchen rehab, and are designing the layout now since our state has a "no tax" day coming up.

    This will be for a completely gutted kitchen in our 1940 Bungalow in Massachusetts. (my parents have an 1894 gambrel in the Brooklyn neighborhood off Powell).

    A couple questions - how did you cut this stuff to fit around millwork and such? What did you use where it joins the wall?

    In the rest of the house, we have white oak flooring, rescued from carpeting desicration about 7 years ago, but we couldn't match it to a contemporary product for the kitchen because of the tight old growth grain pattern. (the stuff is like Old Ironsides - I dropped a hammer on it and it didn't dent). We may rip out the vinyl and carpeting and marmoleumize the basement family room if this goes well.

  5. Ms Kate,

    Thanks for the compliments. I still owe a full detailed posting on the floor installation, which I will do once I get the shoe moulding done.

    I used my miter saw to cut the pieces, but the tool of preference would be a table saw (which I don't have). I also used a hacksaw for some of the smaller cuts that had to be done by hand. Again, a table saw would have been a better choice. The installation instructions specify a 3/8" gap around the entire perimeter of the flooring so it can expand and contract appropriately. Be sure your shoe moulding will cover the gap.

  6. You should be aware that I stole this picture, saved it in my personal files so I can remember the colors, and I posted it on our blog b/c I love this floor so much! Your house looks great and love the blog!