Monday, December 2, 2013

New Floors Finally Going In!

Two years of waiting and it's finally happening. Our main floor carpet and tile was torn out and we're getting our new "wood" floors. See the backstory here.

One week of time, lots of man hours, two bagster bags full of demo trash, thousands of staples and several sore muscles later...we had this.


Tearing out the carpet and the staples in the dining room and front room was a breeze compared to what we had ahead of us with the tile.

The layers went like this:
  1. Ceramic Tile
  2. Grout
  3. Tan brick vinyl
  4. Thin wood underlayment
  5. Thousands of tiny staples
  6. Tan vinyl
  7. Glue
  8. Thousands of tiny staples


Brent was not happy at this point
Pulling up the wood underlayment, exposing thousands of staples that we had to pull one by one

Thanks to my mom and dad for their hours of staple pulling and bathroom demo.

Porter was a huge "help"

At this point in the demo, we hosted Thanksgiving dinner. (I'm not kidding). Brent's sweet sister and her family joined us as we ate a wonderful dinner in the front room, with no furnishings and no flooring. We'll have fun memories of this Thanksgiving.

(Did I mention that we decided to tear out the powder bath too?!) We have a perfectly good cabinet and sink top if you're interested!
Empty powder bath as it stands now.

As I sit here this evening, I'm already marveling at how beautiful the new floor is looking. The installer is the nicest guy and he's doing great work.

I'm also really excited about what we decided to do in the powder bath!! 

Stay tuned for more progress pictures!

1 comment:

  1. Wow - you go! What a great accomplishment, I am sure it will be amazing when it is done! Take care, Laura