Monday, March 26, 2012

New Floors!

This weekend was spent listening to the sound of nail guns, saws and hammers. We decided it was finally time to say goodbye to this:
and this:

and a big ol' buh-bye to this:

and say hello to this:

I actually posted about it way back in October. All of that is a result of some separation anxiety from this guy

The stars finally lined up, and my brother and his nephew came down and installed those babies. 

First off, I am so thankful to have such a talented brother. He is a general contractor and he has installed these types of floors before, so it was no problem for him. The Mister and I briefly discussed doing it ourselves, but after watching these go in, we definitely made the right choice in having someone else doing it. Yes, the pieces snap together, and as I was watching, there were times when I thought "hey, I could do that." Then there were other times like down this hall where my brother was making cuts into the pieces to fit in the doorways and into the closets.
It took them two days to install the laminate in the living room, down the hall and in the master bedroom. I am loving the look of the floors so much more than the carpet. I am not loving the "clackity clack" of my dogs nails and the hourly sweeping job I have created for myself.
Why yes, we do have a very high tech TV...
I will be do get to do a little bit of work myself. The trim on the walls had to be lowered about a half an inch, SO after I paint that part of the wall, I will be reinstalling the trip using a fancy nail gun that my brother left me. 

Have you ever installed flooring in your home? Did you think it was easy? 


Courtney*Cakes said...

WOW the floors look amazing!!!

Sara K {SaigeWisdom} said...

NIIIICE! we've had the pleasure of doing all the flooring in our houseand then we got to rip some of it out again after I changed my mind about the blue bathroom tile #notfun. I totally prefer laminate to hardwood and that's not just because it's cheaper. Well done!