Sunday, January 8, 2012
When I woke up this morning, as usual my husband had been up for hours. Today, he had been reviewing our work from last night in our application of a leveling compound for our kitchen floor. As expected, he had confirmed that we would need to use the second bag of the leveling material. Thus, he had been spending the morning marking off areas of the floor that were already flat and those where we needed to focus additional leveling material. When I came downstairs, I began to wonder why we had not used a metal lath that my husband purchased the day before. When I tried to ask him about it, he initially misunderstood me and thought I was asking about the primer for the floor, which he had remembered to apply. Ultimately, he realized that it was the lath that I was talking about. Now he thinks we may need yet another bag of leveling material in order to finish. There is also a concern about not having the lath directly adjacent to the wood subfloor throughout the kitchen. But at this stage, there is nothing that can be done about that. My husband and I have now attached the lath to the floor and have re-applied the primer. When it dries, we expect to apply a second bag of leveling compound. I hope things go well with this second bag and that we are able to complete the leveling process today. Even if we need another bag, we can apply it after four hours. Thus, it will not be too late before we can really begin to get the floor preparation completed.