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Tired of her cat Lucky, who ruined entrance rugs, the author embarked on a project to replace the laminate floor under the ruined carpet with hexagon tiles

Despite the rubbery and patterned nature of the carpet, the cat found a way to soil it, raising concerns about the subfloor.We decided to use hexagon tiles, similar to her kitchen floor, to create a durable and visually appealing entrance.With the plan in mind, we cut out the old floor along the marked line and prepared the space for the new tiles.

To address potential moisture issues, we applied sealing material using Schluter Kerdi membrane and AquaDefense liquid membrane

The tiles were then laid with quick-setting tile mortar, and once they were firmly in place, the author proceeded to grout.We shared the process of mixing and applying grout, emphasizing the need for patience

The outer gaps between the tiles and other floor coverings were intended for grouting to provide flexibility in case of any shifts in the floor.

Although grouting can be messy, it’s an essential step in the process. It’s helpful to use damp cloths to remove grout residue from the tiles.

The final step was to grout the edges, giving the project the finishing touch. The sealant helped conceal any irregular cuts and contributed to a seamless look.

The finished floor not only addressed the cat-related challenges but also became a practical and visually appealing entrance area capable of withstanding wet and muddy shoes.

The project, born out of necessity, transformed a previously ruined floor into a functional and aesthetically pleasing space.

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