Monthly Archives: March 2013

Sunset / SF: Floors

Fume (16)

Finishes Begin

Lots of sanding.  Lots of dust.  Lots of work preparing surfaces for finishes.  There is a coat of primer on the walls.  This is a critical step because it serves as the hand-off from the drywallers to the painters.  Once the primer hits the wall, any rough areas can be seen and addressed.  The floors have been patched and sanded.  We have decided to use a new flooring finish on this house.  We’ve been hearing good things about the product and it scores green points by being a noVOC product.  We’re using Rubio Monocoat in the color charcoal.  The color that you see in the photo is from the fumed coat.  This treatment adds a greying effect to the wood, which we thinks ties in well with our contemporary finishes.  The floors will be stunning!

Tomorrow the color coat goes down on our hardwood.  Meanwhile, the finished concrete floors downstairs will receive a sealer.  We will let the floors take a siesta over the weekend and then begin trim in earnest next week.  Cabinets will be installed.  Tile details will be applied.  Countertops will be templated.  Color will hit the walls.  The finish line is coming into focus.


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Sunset / SF: Sheetrock

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Bringing It Back Together

All of our rough inspections are complete!  Design evolved along the way.  Details were added.  The house starts to take on some personality.  As with any project, there is some give and some take.  There is always the unexpected turn or two.  But the landmark of completing all rough inspections is behind us, and we have covered the walls with sheetrock.  This is the stage when rooms take on their definition and you can start to feel the flow of the house.  We will wrap up sanding the drywall this week and will then prime the entire house.

Next week we will be moving into our flooring upstairs.  We began floating the bathrooms this week and will begin setting tile in the next couple of days.  The roof has been replaced, as well as some new skylights.  We insulated the entire house before the sheetrock went up; this will ensure that our radiant heating system is at top efficiency.  In a couple of weeks our finish work will kick in to high gear.  April will see this house come to market!

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Posted by on March 7, 2013 in jobsite, photos, project, Remodel