If you have ever installed your own flooring, you will know how completely exhausting it can be.
Over the past few years, we have ripped out over 2,100 square foot of builder grade vinyl flooring and yards of beige carpet and pad....and billions of staples. We installed travertine, ceramic and hardwood floors in the entire house. Well, technically my husband does most of the demo and I do most of the installation - so I say we when it comes to flooring projects.
Not only is installing your own floors very rewarding and money saving, it is an excellent workout. Twenty-four hours later I'm still sore, but it is a great feeling.
I know a few people think I'm crazy to not have carpet in the bedrooms, but I'm a fan of simple, classic looks and cozy area rugs (and a few dust bunnies).
The final room!
Here is after the carpet and pad was ripped out.
Then the felt paper was installed.
And oh-so-close to finishing...until I ran out of wood!
But, look at the completed side. It makes it worth the effort.
(Note - Can't install the basebooards until the floor is finished)
So, what do you think? Do you prefer carpet or hardwood?