Before: Laminate (fake wood) flooring. Why any owner of a home would put this in an area like a laundry/kitchen that is bound to get wet is beyond comprehension.
And that is exactly what happened 1 week after we moved in. Washer hose popped out, flooded the kitchen, laminate ruined...
We thought about going real hardwood, but we both love tile. Project pics follow, laying the concrete board today.
Tomorrow he will lay out the pattern and lines for the tile, which will be put down on a diagonal pattern to look nicer. I told my wife I could do this myself, she said over her dead body. I'm sure it could be done, but these guys do this all the time, day in and day out, so they are much faster.
Of course, they are working under the table, (we know each other because we both have the same barber) so I'm getting a deal and he is getting tax free $$.
More pics later