Anniversary activity - part 6


Ah, yes, another weekend working on the flooring project! Yesterday, Bill removed the carpet, padding, and carpet tack strips from the floor inside the 14-foot closet in our bedroom, while I removed staples and more staples from the plywood floor.

After we saw that there wasn't enough space around the crawlspace door to properly install flooring, we decided to divide the closet floor into two separate areas (we called them "rooms") and use T moulding between the floors of the two "rooms". The flooring in the small area above the crawlspace door will be removable so we can get into the crawlspace if ever needed (without pulling up all of the flooring in the closet). The remaining, larger area of the closet floor will be installed like the main floor - i.e., not removable.

By yesterday afternoon, we had most of the large area covered with flooring. Today, in spite of watching bits and pieces of the NASCAR Nextel Cup race, we completed the flooring installation in both areas, but didn't have enough T moulding or quarter-round moulding to finish. So, we took a break, stopped at Starbucks for hot coffees, and headed to Lowe's to return 1 box of flooring and buy more moulding.

On the way home, we calculated that we've spent approximately $1,650.00 on materials for this project (23 boxes of flooring, 6 packages of T moulding, and 12? strips of quarter round moulding) - not counting the 2 saws Bill added to his toy tool collection to help trim planks and moulding! That is higher than I had originally estimated ($1,200.00) but the flooring we chose includes the backing that we would have paid for separately with other flooring types so it probably comes out somewhat even. And, we love the color and pattern we choose!

When we got home from Lowe's, we watched the last few laps of the Cup race - and my Tony Stewart won! Of course, we then decided to continue with the moulding installation later - as in not today. Maybe one night this week (I hold the flashlight so Bill can see!) or next weekend!


Good luck with the finishing aspects of the Pergo. When we bought our house 3 years ago, it had Pergo in the family room and adjoining bathroom. The seller gave us enough Pergo to do the kitchen so we did that before moving in.....but.....we still haven't put in the quarter round or end moldings!! HAHAHA Luckily most of it can't be seen cuz it's tucked away under baseboard heating, and we did finally get around to putting in thresholds. LOL Good luck! I know how Pergo is...heheh Yours looks beautiful!

Hi, Trish - I'm lax when replying to comments and email in general! Thank you for the comment and good wishes!

We have noticed more dust and balls of cat hair that we didn't notice with the carpet. In spite of that, we just love the rich color.

I just saw your post about The Purple Store - it's great!!! I've been a purple lover since childhood!


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Enjoys crocheting, gardening, cats, NASCAR (especially Tony Stewart and Kyle Busch!), reading, photography, snorkeling in Kailua-Kona with sea turtles, Sizzler's Mega Bacon Cheeseburgers, hot and iced decaf coffee, dark chocolate, color (yarn, fabric), playing around with web technologies - not necessarily in that order! Still very much a beginner with quilting, knitting, and sewing. Donates crocheted lap blankets.

List maker, detail-oriented, organized, leans heavily toward perfectionism. ISTJ. Libra.

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