The end of our flooring weekend

The short version of things is we finished up our flooring weekend in more or less one piece. Actually, with the furniture and new large area rug in here, it looks pretty good.

My “personal triumph” (so to speak) was putting in the thresholds between the living room flooring and the entryway, the kitchen, and the bathroom. I actually took some pictures of my handiwork, but I thought that putting pictures up on a blog of doorways was a little much for even me.

Anyway, a couple of pictures of the finished product:

Floor with new carpet
This picture features our new large area rug. Nice, huh?

Redone floor #2
Nothing too exciting, though it shows some of the moulding and threshold work. It’s amazing what a little caulk will do.

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4 Responses to The end of our flooring weekend

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  2. Andre says:

    Looks nice. How long did it take to remove all the nails and staple and stuff?

  3. Steve says:

    It took us about 3 hours total to rip out all of the carpeting and padding. That was the easiest step. I guess it took us about six or seven hours to tear up the tack strips and staples, maybe less. Fortunately, the padding was stapled in “the right way;” I’ve heard stories where carpet installers go nuts and just staple everything everywhere.

    Putting in the moulding and thresholds and then painting/caulking the whole thing took probably about 12 hours or so, maybe more. But I am certain that if I were to do this again, I could do it in a lot less time. You learn a lot of lessons from projects like this, doncha know.

  4. joe says:

    I really like the look of hardwood. good job!

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