12.27.2010

Evolution of a kitchen floor

If you haven't noticed, I love to bake. A kitchen is a VERY big deal to me in the grand scheme of a house, and it gets me all giddy in my toes that mine is finally starting to come together.

It was the first room to get torn up, and dang near the last room to get finished!

Let me remind you what it looked like to begin with...

Then the old linoleum was pulled up to reveal some very heavily glued plywood subfloor....
Once all of that plywood was painstakingly pulled up(literally in 3" pieces), we found a mess of sticky tar/glue

We tried every kind of adhesive remover and chemical to remove it, because underneath that layer of yuck was hardwood floors.

It involved a lot of scraping and picking, and I had help from my wonderful friends!
Unfortunately, when that just wasn't moving along very well, gears were changed and a new subfloor was installed over that mess...

 

And Friday, Christmas Eve, a WONDERFUL man gave me the best Christmas present... he installed my new floor! (Sorry, Chris, it wasn't you)

One of my mom's clients (she's a hairstylist) installs flooring, and he offered to do mine for nearly 1/3 of what the company quoted me for the job. Dave arrived bright & early Friday morning, after picking up my flooring from the warehouse, and got to work
 First he sealed up all the seams from the subflooring, and then he took 200 measurements (better safe than sorry right?!) and rolled out my floor in my driveway to do some rough cutting...
 Then it was brought into the house and he began to unroll it and lay it out. This is when I REALLY started getting excited! I think I had texted Chris & my mom about 80 times by this point telling them how much better it looked already!


 I really love how well it goes with the hardwood floors that are in 2 of the 3 rooms that connect to the kitchen

It didn't take long at all for the whole floor to get put down, honestly maybe an hour or two!

Here's the bathroom (newly expanded, and not quite finished yet... that'll have a post of it's own soon!). The floor was carried into here, and it turned out so good!



Pretty great improvement, huh?! Now my fridge & stove can be moved into the kitchen instead of keeping the toilet company in the sitting room, ha!


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13 comments:

Allyson and Dave said...

It looks great! It is amazing what a new floor can do for a room.

Michelle (michabella) said...

Oh the new floor looks great!!! But I am sad you painted over the brick! Thought that was really cool! But looks great either way :)

Marcy XOXO said...

It looks wonderful girl!!! I LOVE IT

CMae said...

New floors yay! Should be easy to keep that one clean no? compared to your old one :)

Sarah @ Scissors and a Whisk said...

How exciting!!! It looks fantastic :D I bet you're super happy! Can't wait to see what's next :D

Aly @ Analyze This said...

That floor looks GREAT with the hardwood! I love it! :)

Carolyn @ life, love & puppy prints said...

It looks soooo good! :)

Mommy Of A Jamexican said...

yay! Looking fantastic!

Neely said...

It looks great girl! yay for new floors!

Abby said...

I totally LOVE it!!!! Looks awesome!

Smiling is Good for Your Teeth said...

oh yay! this all looks amazing!!

Kelsey Claire said...

It might have taken awhile, but it sure does look fabulous!

Rachelle @ Adventures in Creating said...

Love the kitchen redo- the new floors look great!