Hardwood Flooring Overhaul-Part 3: Install

With over 700 sq. feet of installation to complete, in addition to putting up the baseboards, our installer Lenny had us on the books for 4 days, Tuesday, January 26th-Friday, January 30th. He started early on that Tuesday and was able to get the padding put down throughout most of the house as well as get a lot of the living and hallway finished.

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Seeing the wood finally on the floors made all of handwork the week before worth it. Andrew and I had to move some furniture around that night/the next morning so he could start on the bedroom the next day.

The next afternoon when I got home from school, they were finishing up the the bedroom by installing the baseboards so we could go ahead and move the bedroom furniture back in and not have to sleep on the floor somewhere. To say we were THRILLED was an understatement!

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On Thursday, Lenny finished up the dining room and hallway. The amount of work he put into making this floor look complete blew our mind. Under each door frame he had used a drimmel to ensure the flooring laid perfectly under the frame, and since we have 7 doorways in the hallway, this was quite a feat.

On Friday, we had our first “big” snow of the year that resulted in covered and ICY roads. I was on a two-hour delay for school and the news was warning drivers of treacherous conditions. The interstate had experienced some serious accidents that had it closed both directions at one point and I was a little upset because I didn’t figure our flooring would get finished that day. Lenny called me at 7 to ask if he could still come up and finish the install, which we were surprised and thrilled. He came up and finished our entry way, stairs, and the remaining baseboards to complete our project.

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Stay tuned for the final reveal, once I FINALLY finish the never ending project of painting and re-installing the remaining doors!

 

 

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7 thoughts on “Hardwood Flooring Overhaul-Part 3: Install

  1. This looks amazing! I love wood flooring – our house was built in the 70s and when my parents bought it, the original hardwood (the really, really durable kind that’s as hard as concrete and virtually indestructible) was covered by shag carpeting. *Shudder* It’s cool to see how tastes change over the years.

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