Tuesday, 21 June 2016

New Flooring in the Bedrooms

We have a partial share today, we have been busy replacing the flooring the 2 of the 3 upstairs bedrooms. 

We started in our son's room and then moved on to the new upstairs guest room (formerly a craft room).  Eventually, like maybe next year we will do our room, as well. Why is the master bedroom always the last to be completed?  We did purchase the flooring already, at least, so that it will match.

Pulling out the old carpet was the biggest and most challenging part of this DIY.

The carpet was at least 2 1/2 inches under the baseboard and into the wall, and in a few spots it was almost 6 inches into the wall.  We do not even know how that is possible.  It was almost like the walls were built around the carpet! lol. And boy did Ian struggle with pulling it out.  It took a few hours to pull out the carpet in our son's room alone.

Not only was the carpet inside the wall several inches, it was stapled in place with the giant staples, which were also behind the wall board.

Thankfully, the sub-floors were in great shape!

As recommended we used an underlay beneath our laminate flooring.

 The flooring went in really nicely.  Ian always does a great job at laying floors.

Even after just one course, you could really see how much nicer the room would look!  It is super exciting at this point.

We put in several courses in no time.

Of course, there is always at least one tricky area in a room, and sliding a narrow piece under this bit of baseboard and then along the run and under another bit of baseboard on the other side of the door frame, took some finagling for sure!

But Ian finally managed to get it done and looking perfect.

We do not have a finished shot of this room just yet as we have other projects on the go in here - so stay tuned for that.

But from there we started in the new upstairs guest room.

Again we had the challenges with the carpet removal, but we had learned a trick or two from doing the other room so it was a bit quicker.

This room progressed really quickly and we just love the way it turned out!

Did I mention that prior to putting in the new flooring in the room we gave it a fresh coat of a soft grey paint?

Here is a little before shot for you.  The paint was a purpley grey, inherited from the previous owners.

We so love how much more fresh and airy this room is!

We have been working on adding quarter-round in here and painting out the trim.  We will share a reveal of this whole room soon!

Thanks for visiting!
Ian and Laura

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