After removing the demolition of walls in the Great Room and laundry room yesterday, it’s time to take on the flooring.
One of the issues is that on the end by the fireplace, the floor is “spongey”. It’s soft and has tremendous give when you step on it.
Here’s our starting point.
Everyone put on their masks.
My husband cut squares into the floor to make it easier to pry out sections of flooring.
Then, the first piece came out.
The flooring is about 3.5-inches thick.
It’s like everytime someone wanted a new “updated” floor, they nailed down plywood and started from there.
The kiddos are hauling out the floor to the dumpster as it’s being pried out.
My husband’s using a crow bar and working his way through the room.
There are ant colonies and ant larvae.
Flooring has to go.
It takes all day before all the layers of the flooring have been lifted and removed.
Then at 4:30 pm there is a victory.
My husband says his muscles feel like they are sunburned.
Clean up will resume in the morning.
In nine days, my husband and dad have done the demolition in the:
- front bedroom
- back bedroom
- Living Room, Hallway
- Kitchen Floors
- Hauled all worldly possessions to the conex box
- Laundry Room
- Great Room
- Removed the flooring in the Great Room
We still need to remove the flooring from the laundry room, bathroom and drop the ceilings.
We also had to call to have the dumpster emptied and new one returned in its place.
Be sure and check out the beginning, where you can see the house as it was bought.