Two weekends ago we started the process of laying hardwood floors. We tackled both bedrooms and part of the hallway. We won't finish the rest until after we receive and put in our patio door. It should be here in a few more weeks. I came to the conclusion that I am NOT a fan of carpet after spending hours pulling up carpet nail strips. They suck! The floors look great. We still need to finish the trim and reattach it, but what a difference already.
Here's the stack of flooring.
Jim started to rip up the carpet in our guest room and we found a very special surprise underneath . . . .
Glitter tile flooring! Wow! It's almost too pretty to cover up again. Just kidding. Pretty sweet, though.
Ahh, the carpet nail strips. They look so easy to just pull right up. Oh, so not the case . . .
The chisel and hammer going to work on those nail strips. Some did come up pretty easily, while others (like this one) disintegrated into split pieces of wood. Not fun.
Next step was laying the tar paper. Not a must, but the manufacturer recommended it for some noise reduction and moisture control. It smelled bad.
Wooo hooo! Look at those floors going down so pretty! The color is really fantastic. There's lots of variation.
Yay! Guest room done (almost, except for the trim). My grandma sent the quilt on the bed. It looks so cozy :) Come visit!