Wednesday, November 14, 2012

My Beautiful Floors

So it seems, that my beautiful brand new peel and stick floors...were a mistake.

We followed all of our directions to a T and even decided to tape them together to keep them in place while they set. It's been two days and Nate went in to tape the painters tape off and the floors CAME UP WITH THEM.

I am absolutely devastated. Look how pretty everything had turned out.


I have no reason to believe that these don't work other than we must have messed up with the Henry products. Of course, the Henry products are also our downfall because by using that, we RUINED our terra cotta floors, so even if we rip of the peel & stick, all we would see is this.


And doesn't that just look appetizing to get out of the shower onto?

When my mom was here last weekend, we even made this super cute set of curtains that bring all the colors together. I think they turned out great and just bring everything together. I don't want to lose them! *sob sob sob*

I'm currently scouring the internet trying to find some kind of solution because ripping up EVERYTHING and starting from scratch was not in the budget for another year or two and, we really don't have a couple grand to do what we want to the space yet, so why bother?

Then again, we can't live with stinky, slippery concrete forever either if we lift (notice I said lift and not tear) the tiles up.

Frustrated, confused, angry.

It's staying in place right now (but obviously floating) one stubbed toe and the whole floor is coming up so I get to stare at it with hatred as we make a game plan.

Thoughts? Anybody ever worked with this shit before?

13 comments:

  1. Oh no!!! Could you do a clear coat of epoxy over the peel and stick tiles to keep them down?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Wouldn't that just turn them into one giant tile? Would that hold them down or just hold them together?

      Delete
  2. Ugh, how frustrating! In other news, they look like REAL WOOD which is awesome considering it's a tile!

    I just Googled and saw this thread on Apartment Therapy...maybe it will give you some answers? The link over to This Old House is pretty factual too, though I'm sure you've read all that stuff by now! http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/grab-bag-1-20664

    Good luck with the tiles! I hope you don't have to pull them up completely--I think they're awesome!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you, Kim! I love them so much (especially since they were .40 a sq foot. They almost perfectly match the wood in other parts of the house...I'm gunna do lots of research. Between all our powers combined, we will fix the peel and stick!

      Delete
  3. oh no! I have no suggestions, but I am very sad for you :( And those curtains are awesome.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Oh crap, that bites! So sad for you. No clue here as to how to fix that but don't give up! The curtains are great tho!

    ReplyDelete
  5. I think I know the answer to your dilemma! You need to buy the floor glue people use to put down lino tiles (the kind that aren't pre stick). Slather the glue on the floor and on the back of the tiles. Stick back into place.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I will confer with the mister. This might be the way we have to go.

      Delete
  6. You can cover them with laminate floor which will float over the mess. Lumber liquidators usually has some at their stores for about 60 cents a sq ft, or since its a small space you could check craigslist for spare boxes.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi! Wouldn't that have the same issues? Since this is just floating as well?

      Delete
  7. What about this? http://www.recyclart.org/2012/07/paperbag-floors/

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oh, be still my beating heart. Those are cool!

      Delete

Please leave us a comment! We love to hear from you. We promise your comment will appear as soon as possible :)