Thursday, April 19, 2012


With the kitchen done (well, except for a few odds and ends), it was time to start working in the addition. Originally, we thought that putting in wall-to-wall carpeting would be a good option and provide added installation. But once we saw how well the new kitchen floor blended with the
original hardwood in the dining room, we decided to continue to flow.

I used Armstrong prefinished hardwood flooring. It matches almost exactly to the 100 year old flooring in the dining room and living room.

I did skip the recommended floor nailing gun rental/purchase, opting to do it by hand. This, I
think, went slower, but was cheaper and in the end looks great.

I used a piece of scrap flooring as a buffer when banging the boards in place. Most of the time, this didn't need more than a tap. There was some warping in the boards the did require more substantial manipulation.

A pry bar tightened the end joints.

Not too bad for a day's work.

1 comment:

  1. You are seriously awesome. I'm always so impressed. Lots of love!