Monday, August 29, 2005

Details, Details
The bamboo flooring was ordered from Lumber Liquidators. As that page currently displays, there is an image of "5/8" Real Bamboo Flooring" on the lower left that is pretty much the type I selected (horizontal, natural). If you click on the link under the bamboo image, you can see the range of bamboo floorings that they offer. I went with a lighter shade to make the kitchen seem bigger, even though the cabinets are a darker color.
Lycurgus did a fantastic job of installation. Only the final course of boards (against the window wall) is face nailed. All the others are nailed through the tongue and groove. And the final face nailings are essentially covered up by the quarter-round moulding. Verra, verra pretty. I need to get one more piece of the quarter-round to finish the job as there are bits and pieces that need filling. The thresholds (there are two between kitchen and other areas) are matching bamboo T-mouldings that are glued in place with Liquid Nails - remarkably stable and leaving no finish nail holes to be filled.
To complete the current kitchen project, I need to re-position a power plug box, paint a wall and then I can get my new range and microwave hood which was the real genesis of the project in the first place. It's gonna be great!

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