Sunday, February 14, 2010

Bamboo Wood Floors

Travis and I have been wanting to put hard wood floors in our downstairs for awhile. We have been looking at wood at Costco and getting really excited about possibly being able to afford doing the project.

Two weeks ago when my friend Kristin came to OR for our baby shower I started talking to her about if her dad would be interested in helping us do our flooring project. She talked to him that weekend..and he was interested!

The next week we emailed and called to make details. We also went to Costco to get our bamboo wood flooring. We bought 23 boxes!
Our car was full and so was my parents car.

The wood had to be inside to get acclimated to our house. It was fun having 23 boxes of wood next to our kitchen table for a few days.
Last Tuesday, Jon (Kristin's dad) drove from CA. He got to our house Tuesday evening and we started tear out. Travis taking the toilet and some flooring too.
Jon was so excited to start the job he couldn't wait until Wednesday morning to pull back some of the carpet.
Jon suggested we try to sell our carpet and pad on craigslist instead of paying to take it to the dump. Good idea... we sold it for $50 dollars! We were able to sell our laminate too!
Wednesday morning by 8:30ish the carpet was all gone. Jon was working fast.
Jon taking off the baseboards in our half bath.
Wow, tear out was messy.Before I left for work on Wednesday all the tear out was done. No more carpet or laminate floors.
Our garage was pretty full this past week.
The bamboo flooring still in its boxes.
Jon was still deciding were he would start laying the wood.
Sophie had no idea what was happening in her house. She didn't like having to walk on the floor without flooring.
Jon started by the fireplace. These were his first two boards laid.

This was his progress by Thursday evening. I didn't take any more pictures of Friday because I had a meeting at school on Friday am, then I went to my neighbors house to watch her little boy so she could run a few errands, and then I went to work.

Here are a couple photos now that the house is mostly back in order. We love our new floors!

1 comment:

Kristin said...

wooohooo thats awesome!!! haha, funny, he couldn't wait until Wednesday morning to pull back the Oh and thats awesome you sold stuff on Craigslist! Yay good job daddy :)