Hardwood floors installed this week.

Two weeks ago, I noted that I was going to do what I ask some home sellers do. I intended to have the complete interior of my home painted and change out all the flooring. Last week for three days the painters were here. This week it was the flooring people from America’s Floor Source*.

What a hassle! The painters can somewhat work around furniture placed in the center of the room. The flooring people, however, must have all furniture removed. The carpet people came first. So I moved stuff out of the bedrooms and loft, stuffing it in the baths and great room. Day 2 was to be the vinyl folks. So everything was moved from the baths and kitchen, into the newly carpeted bedrooms. Day 3 was the wood people which was only in the Great Room and hall.

Installing hardwood floorThey pulled up the old carpet & pad. They laid some type of paper over the subfloor, then sheets of a smooth base.

Once complete, they applied glue and began laying the hardwood. The strips were also nailed into place.

Installing hardwood floorIt was a noisy day with the pneumatic hammer and the sawing. With four people working, they finished by late afternoon.

So after 2 weeks consisting of 6 days of strangers in Murph’s house, it’s all done. I’m still working on putting everything back where it belongs. I think I’ve ruined my knees from the lifting, shoving and climbing.

Hardwood floor installationIt looks nice although Murph has some difficulty getting traction. He does some running in place, where his feet are going full speed but he’s not moving ahead.

You’ll notice there’s no living room furniture. I had 1-800-GOT-JUNK haul away some very old items. The new stuff arrives next week. It’s my Christmas present to myself … and to The Murph. 

* America’s Floor Source offers discounts to Realtors® and our clients.

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