STARTING WOOD FLOORS IN THE LIVING ROOM

March 1, 2016

This past weekend was the best ever because we finally pressed on working on the house after a few months hiatus. I was so excited it turned into cry. (I did not really cry. But I was so happy it hurt.)

The “before” flooring was a white shag carpet with very bad staining. This was the condition after we steam cleaned it. So yes, I was ready for it to go.

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Look at that mighty ocean of carpet being cleansed from our dwelling. I will say that it was very high quality and the padding underneath was not your baseline stuff either.

The texture was thick and soft, which feels nice, but also holds in the dirt. Again, those black stains. (As for the kids, it did offer some freedom. Sure! Pour your juice out anywhere!)

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That green padding layer is important because it lets me know what it would look like if we had a miniature golf course in our house.

The best news of this phase was discovering the subfloor had no water damage! Our dining room did and that slowed our start date down because David had to repair and replace portions of it. We cleaned the subfloor with a sweep, shop vac, repeat method. Then we laid the underlayment.

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The demo and underlayment was our Friday night goal and then Saturday we got to start banging out boards.

Yes. Yes. More yes. These are the best kind of weekends.

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