This is what the kitchen floor looks like after it has been "mudded over" (a completely technical term for covering the floor with concrete-like mud). It basically provides a hard undersurface free from the defects of the 30 year old floor. It was poured in about 3 different layers, each one oozing out further than the previous one.
This is a shot of the dining room area, also quite completely mudded. This was also done in about 3 days, as was the kitchen. The mud does not take very long to prepare (one part water, 5 parts "mud dirt") and it basically evens itself out over the floor.
These three shots give a picture of what the floors look like before Doug begins laying the porcelain tile out onto the floor. The floor was covered with concrete board, a 1/4 inch thick concrete and plastic mesh. These pictures look a little bit as though newspaper was put on the floor, but, it is concrete board. The above picture is the dining room area, just below is a shot from the dining room into the kitchen.
This shot shows one of the kitchen doors which has been sanded repeatedly over the past three working days to try to get the stain off. This is quite a process! Door will be stained with a lighter color, on the inside, than on the outside.
I'm the leader of this branch of the Cannady family. My wife and our 6 children have lived in the Midwest for 30+ years now. Our roots go back to Lakewood, California, but our leaves are spreading over the earth.