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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Adventures in Wood Flooring Installation Part Two

So the day for installation of wood has arrived - or so I thought.  Day ONE of the wood floor install had arrived.  We were getting 660 square feet of wood flooring.  One master bedroom, two master walk in closets and one family room.  Now we were told about floor prep, but I was so naive.  I knew people installed wood flooring themselves. I had been convinced that we could have done it ourselves.

But guess what?  I WAS WRONG.  Even though I had read about the importance of floor leveling and read stories about floors have high spots and low spots, for some reason I believed MY floor was level.  IT WAS NOT.

Here's the status at the end of Day One of the install.

My dining room still contains TWO computer desks.




My breakfast room still contains one half of the contents of the family room.  The other family room furniture and the breakfast room table and chairs are in our garage.



It didn't seem fair or realistic to show you only photos of "The Good".

At the end of Day One, the leveling compound was drying in the master bedroom.


The grinding was complete, after a two hour delay when the wiring burned up in the grinder and the leveling compound was drying in the family room.


The only wood that was installed was in our closets.  Look at that wood and the transition to the bathroom tile!



So the actual WOOD installation project will be going full steam on Day Two. If you are planning to install a wood floor allow $1.50 per square foot for leveling prior to the installation of wood. Don't ask me how I know, just take my word for it and be pleasantly surprised it you don't need much leveling.

Tune in tomorrow for Day Three of the Adventure!

Laura


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5 comments:

Debbie said...

I can't wait to see the finished project! I totally relate to the mess spread about. We're under a tornado watch tonight, and as I surveyed my living spaces, I wondered how anyone could be able to tell if a tornado hit.

Ha!

Maureen said...

Isn't it great to get those little cost surprises in the middle of a project? It's all going to be worth the mess and expense when you look at your lovely new floors!

Maureen said...

Leveling is such an important aspect of laying down a wood floor or you can have a disaster on your hands. It is sure to be worth it all once the floor is down.

Sooner Laura said...

It is going to be worth it and someday the house will be clean and somewhat organized again. I guess on the plus side our "normal" lived in house will seem super clean after living in a mess for several weeks!

Peggy~PJH Designs said...

Oh I love the wood you chose! Its going to be fabulous when its done and you'll forget about all the hassles. Well maybe. lol Thanks so much for linking up at Transformed Tuesday and I can't wait to see the finished floors.