|Project by NewPickeringWdWrkr||posted 1302 days ago||1468 views||0 times favorited||4 comments|
Did this the week we moved into the house. First pic is the finished product, 2nd is the ‘before’.
Decided on Bamboo because it’s a renewable resource and decided on removing the carpet because of the allergies my wife and I have. It’s nasty what lies beneath a carpet that’s been there for who knows how many years. There were even a couple of cigarette butts.
After ripping out the carpet, put about 1000 screws into the floor to stop the squeaks and then stapled down the rosen paper.
The flooring was stapled down with a pnumatic stapler. Take my advice and don’t use a stapler on bamboo. It’s a PITA! If you don’t have it dialed down just right, it will either split the bamboo tongue or leave it proud.
New baseboards and a new heat register added as final touches.
-- Mike - Minimum code = Barely adequate.