Marcel spent a while calculating the dimensions and building the frame upon which the new raised fireplace hearth will be built. The tile work will be done after the living room floor is complete; but the 'box' had to be built first.
After laying down a moisture barrier on top of the subfloor he began to fasten the flooring in place. The Mohawk product requires a bead of glue be placed in the tongue and groove connection and staples spaced about every four inches along the length of the board. He had about four strips completed at the south side of the living room when he had to leave for the day. With this in place the remaining boards should go quite well when they return tomorrow. For today I'll include a couple pictures of the work in progress.