Monday, February 11, 2008

Out With the Carpet

Before the Change

With our unexpected tax refund windfall we decided to remove the nasty carpet that has been bugging us for a long time. It stinks and it is stained. There is no question that when we go to sell the house that we would have to replace it, so we figure why not do it now when we can enjoy the benefits of the change. This weekend we saw that Sam’s Club had some laminate floor on sale that we really like the look of, so we took the plunge and bought 30 cartons of it.

Removing the Old Carpet

The first step to installing it was removing the old nasty carpet, an easy task. It was disturbing to find out that the builder did not clean the floor before the floor before putting the carpet down, there was about a quarter of an inch of sand beneath or carpet. My first thought was that this was just dirt that had worked its way down there over the years, then I began finding things like fast food salt and pepper packets and other types debris, so clearly they installed the carpet over whatever dirt and trash was on the floor at the time.

An Industrious K

The click lock flooring goes in extremely easy, we got about half of the 500 square feet that we are going to do, done on Sunday, we will finish the rest over the three day weekend. K, who is amazingly industrious for someone six months pregnant did an amazing amount of the work

The Partialy Completed Dining Room

1 comment:

Cheyne said...

Thanks for writing this.