So, I haven't had much time to show you what else has happened in the living room, sorry! But I thought I would show you the new floors we installed. This isn't a tutorial, but I will try to let you know some of the things we did while working on it.
First of all we had to decide what wood floors to use. It had to be engineered, because we are on a slab and we wanted it to add to the resale value so ultimately we choose wood. Although I should say we considered the new plank laminates too.
We went with the Lumber Liquidators Virginia Mill Works 5″, Hand-scraped, Yorktown Plank. Picture below:
Dear Lumber Liquidators,
If you are listening, I would love some free wood floors so we can finish our master bedroom and possibly our kitchen with it too. Thanks (hopefully) in advance!
…it doesn't hurt to ask right?
Anyway, it was over what we initially wanted to spend, but when we saw it on the floor at the showroom and how well scrapes and scratches disappeared with cleaning, we figured it was the one for us. Especially with kids running around!.. pushing chairs, cars and baby doll strollers across our brand new floor while we bite our nails and pray nothing scratches!
Well we had to get the exisiting floors out, and I was still pregnant at the time, so we asked our local LDS missionaries to come help us rip them out and they were life savers. We also got sorta funny pictures…. thanks to my husband being the photographer.
Here are the before pics. There are 3 types of flooring in the room, an entry of wood, fraying-nasty carpet and a back landing of tile. They all had to come out, some things were harder than others.
Yes, duct tape does many thing, including holding our carpet together for that last year! That is quality flooring people!
so we will be looking around again! urgh! Buddy loved it though, it is wool and my cats have a thing for wool, so it is funny to watch!