The new floors are finally going in! Yippee!! The end is actually in sight!
FYI - when you see all these DIY shows and they tell you how very simple it is to put in laminate flooring - don't believe it!
OK, that might be a little strong. You can believe them. Maybe it is simple if the floor you are installing over is pretty much pristine. Ours was not. We were pulling up 30-something year old carpet. Which meant 30-something year old padding. Padding which had been walked on, spilt on, walked on some more, cleaned numerous times, and who knows what else. In other words, it was a little compressed... matted down... compacted. As a matter of fact- in some spots in no longer resembled padding at all. But more of a hard rubber which was now part of the particle board underneath.
Thank heavens for all the hard work by The Man of the House and the female offspring who spent hours (and hours and hours) scraping that mess up and replacing areas of particle board which were not salvageable!
Finally, the floors were prepped. The new flooring was purchased. Installation is ready to begin!
|Look! Boxes of flooring!|
|First row is done!|
|Moving right along!|