Bye, Bye Nasty Carpet!

6.16.2010


Can you hear the angels singing?! We are actually finally doing something about our downstairs flooring situation...the great floor debate is being solved as we speak/type!!! I'm so excited! Big stuff happening around here this week. Catch up on our dilemma (4 different types of flooring in the downstairs alone) here and here. And thanks so much for your help on what kind of wood as well as sealer finish to go with.

So, here's how our house looked on Tuesday night after we moved all the furniture and most of the accessories out of the entire downstairs (except the bathroom):



Our floor guys showed up bright and early this morning. They are my new best friends. Here's our plan again:

  • rip up nasty carpet in the family room and living room and install new, 3 1/4" width unfinished maple floors
  • sand existing cherry maple floors in kitchen/hallway and natural oak floors in dining room
  • stain everything with new dark walnut color
  • seal everything with semi-gloss poly
This leaves us with...CONSISTENCY, people!!! The place is going to look so much bigger! And feel so much cleaner with that old carpet gone! And the new stain color is going to be awesome! I can't wait:)

Tonight when I got home, the place looked like this:


{sorry for the bad pic, the lighting wasn't good. that bright white spot in the bottom right hand corner is the part of the living room floor that they were able to install today. it looks like this - see below}

{but they got the whole family room floor installed!!}


I love it already! I'll keep you updated. Thanks again for all your input on this!! And please feel free to join me in saying farewell to the nasty carpet. Good riddance:)


18 comments:

  1. HELLO beautiful floors! I adore wood floors, just gives a house such character. I still like carpet in bedrooms though.

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  2. Just did the same thing for a client next week. Nothing like new flooring to bring a fresh feeling to the room. It's going to look sooo good!
    www.divinedistactions.blogspot.com

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  3. Wow! How exciting. I've been staring at my carpet for awhile now - it's definitely time for it to go as well.

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  4. Can't wait to see the finished product! I love the color of stain you're choosing too - it will look nice and warm.

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  5. Oh my -- it's going to be beautiful!! Can't wait to see it.

    Janet

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  6. I'm green with envy! I would love to get rid of my carpet and ceramic tile and do hardwood everywhere. It's in good condition but come on, look at those floors of yours....

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  7. Woohoo! Finally! I bet you are so anxious to see what it looks like once it's stained and finished. It will look amazing!

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  8. you'll never regret this decision...absolutely beautiful.

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  9. it never ceases to amaze me how hardwood floors allow a room to feel so open and airy. I bet you can't wait til they're done! :)

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  10. Ahhhh How excited are you? This is looking just so great.
    Pam

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  11. Wahoo!! So happy for you lady! You've gotta be just itching to have it all done! :)

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  12. It looks fantastic, Sarah! I'm so excited for y'all. Hope you had a wonderful weekend!

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  13. exciting! can't wait to see how it turns out!

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  14. Wow it really looks awesome! Carpet tiles are also advisable in place of carpets as it is easy to clean and maintain. Carpet’s made of bamboo will be environmental friendly and may last longer.

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