Monday, 25 June 2012

Marmoleum Down

Time to get the floor sorted so the interior can go back in...
The Marmoleum arrived - Artoleum Graphic 5311 

Clearly not used by fishermen 
but undoubtedly creating a better environment inside the 53FC 
Nicely packaged BUT extremely heavy ! 
Nice subtle smell too - all natural; linseed oil
The space always looks smaller outside ! 
Its also very strong underfoot but easy to crack & snap if bent too sharply 
 So, as always, its a case of measure twice, cut once.
 Or maybe three times, just to be sure.
 A template for the corners is helpful
And then its a case of rolling it inside out (but in a larger roll so as not to risk it cracking 
and slowly glue a section & roll out the roll 

Glue, roll.... glue, roll 

 and soon she's looking a whole lot better

 Last bit

At this point the roll is very keen to unroll so needs a little coaxing to stay put 
... and finally down. 
 A few tiny trims here & there 
and a 3" strip to add along the side - the width is 6ft 7", so just short of a full width. 
 So I decided to have the join on the street side as it'll mainly be unseen under cupboards
Luckily not a hideous accident but Kathryn trying out the bed area for size. 
 It originally had a headboard/shelf but I think we might do away with that & have the bed run the full width
As I said in the previous post, I've decided to keep as much of the original interior & refurb the ply where necessary 

Its useful to look back at the original photos, taken when she'd just arrived.
It seems a long time ago (it was !) 
Quite a change !

The wood is looking great against the green Zolatone
Just a few more items to go back in... 

1 comment:

  1. Wow! Great step by step, now you got me wanting to do it!