First you spend 2 HOURS doing this when your wife has gotten paint ALL OVER the floor. (wife thought husband said he was tearing the old flooring out so it didn’t matter if there was paint on it) Also, it always helps to start a project like this at 9:00 at night. Then by the time your floor is clean enough to start gluing down tile it will be 11:00 at night.
See all that paint? When you glue VCT tiles directly on top of all that it might hinder the adherence of the VCT. Hence the 2 hours of scrubbing. (Next time wife will cover floor before she paints… or maybe there won’t be a next time?)
Spread a large area with glue. Remember it’s only 11:00 at night on Saturday night. Glue has to set for at least 30 minutes. In this case I think it was more like an hour. Has to set up till it looks clear and feels tacky or it won’t hold the tiles and will never dry.
WOO-HOO! (It’s now only 12:30am)
First grey tile beside all the red!
At 2:30 in the morning you finally have that large area of glue covered with VCT tiles. Clean up your tools, put things away as much as possible, take a picture of a pitcher of flowers sitting on your new floor, and GO TO BED. Church in the morning is a good idea if you can get your eyes open. (We slept in)
More pics coming soon. They are still on the camera. Kitchen needs an electrical wire run (unless, of course, you like an orange extension cord running through the room) and a permanent counter top made for the new cabinet.