Wednesday, March 21, 2012

No More Carpet

Knowing that Beth, Tim and Jason will be moving in really gave Jeffrey an incentive to get some things done around here - things that have needed done for a while.  The first thing on the list was to rip out the carpet in Beth's old room and put laminate flooring in.  The carpet in there was just a mess.  Beth spilled stuff on the floor, got makeup stains on the carpet, and I don't know what else.  Something definitely needed done.

We found some flooring that matches our woodwork at Menards for 69¢/square foot and they were offering a rebate on the underlayment at the same time - so we got that for free.  We had it stored in Beth's old room for a while, and a couple months ago Jeffrey got busy ripping out the carpet and laying flooring.  He'd never done it before, and it took him several evenings, but he did a pretty good job!

It looks great and feels nice, too.  This would have been a lot more practical in Beth’s room all along!

Jeffrey, Cory and I went to visit friends in Michigan one weekend in February.  When we came home, we found that Tim and Beth had moved everything out of Cory’s room, ripped his carpet out, laid the laminate flooring in that room, and put everything back in.  Wow!  Of course, Tim is a professional and knew what he was doing…

So now both of the kids’ bedrooms have this nice flooring, and I’m thinking I want some in my room.  Actually, we plan to eventually rip out all the carpeting in the living room, hallway, and our room and put hardwood flooring down, but that will have to wait a bit.