Monday, June 02, 2008
Wow... what a weekend. Just finished installing my bro's old hardwood floors into our co-op unit (story: insurance claim on damaged floor, 50 sq. ft. wrecked, but still had 400 sq. ft. of good floor leftover). With the help of a few good friends, we ripped out the old carpet in the living/dining room, and threw down the good looking hardwood. We even recycled the trim! The only 'new' items we had to buy was the underlay (a mostly recycled, no/low VOC version [http://www.ecotimber.com/flooring/display.asp?id=63&cid=12]), and the thresholds... which we're still working on. Lot of work though, but there was enough expertise present (none of which was mine...) that we managed to avert most major set-backs.