I've been absent from blogland for a few days because I have been busy laying a new floor! Yep, I actually did a lot of it myself! Of course, I did have a little help! Well, actually a lot of help! The first day, my brother came over and helped my husband lay about 2/3's of the floor. Over the next few days my husband and I finished it up! We just need to finish adding the baseboards!
We laid the wood laminate in our family room, kitchen and down the hallway, over 400 square feet!
I had a really hard time deciding which color of wood laminate to choose. I couldn't decide between the darker Brazilian Cherry or a lighter oak color. I decided to go with the darker Brazilian Cherry and am glad I did! I like the darker shade with all the white and am so happy with how it turned out! It feels like I have a brand new house!
I admit, it was a much harder job than I realized. Just the preparation alone (removing the carpet and pad, tack strips, nails, etc) was a lot of work! We are hoping to install more laminate in the rest of the downstairs, but maybe not until next year after we've had a chance to recover!!!