floored genius

We made our first major purchase today: some flooring. A little bit jumping the gun...but a local lumber liquidator had some very impressive sale prices on some very good merchandise, we went down to check it out, and we decided this was probably the best deal we were likely to get. So it'll be oak flooring, prefinished, in 3/8" thickness on backing - it comes in varying lengths (approximately 6' long) to give the impression of the variability of traditional wood flooring. The existing floor (which will be the subfloor for this) is some ratty old pine, which is unlikely to sand well, so we decided this option would give us a good quality look without having to rip out the pine and put in entirely new flooring. Had I been thinking, I would have brought the camera along and taken a shot of the sample...but all things in time: once it's installed, which won't be until near the end of the process of course, then I'll photograph it.

1 comment:

jwo said...

HA. Found your blog on the remodel - not that you were trying to hide it, just that I had to search. So is the wood you bought considered "wood laminate flooring"? or is that an entirely different animal?
We are looking to talk to a couple of design folks/architects about our upstairs in the next couple of weeks...Jill