No, I'm not taking up "THAT" profession. I've been attempting to finish the new flooring on our second floor, specifically in the master bedroom. While I've had some great help from The Boy, the task has been one of the most daunting that I've undertaken in terms of home improvement. As of right now, there is only one pseudo-room that has carpeting in the entire house, and that's the office area. Soon, that too will undergo the transformation to a hardwood laminate floor.
We actually started this
- Don't take the salesperson's advice on what type of transition pieces you will need to go from the laminate to tile. Look up the types of transitions on the internet and then tell them what you need.
- Don't assume (anyone? anyone?) that the flooring under that
ratty-cheap-assedbasic carpet that was there when you bought the house is ready to just put the new stuff down over. We had to tear out (yes, that's what I said) the flooring of our daughter's room when we pulled up the carpeting because it looked like someone had wet the wood, let it dry and warp, then repeated the process 5 or 20 times. Just to be sure.
- Never, and I mean NEVER, have your wife try to help you continue with the work after your
slavehelpful son has gone to bed. I love my wife more than life itself, and we actually make a great team with most projects. I said most. This was NOT one of those. We got one row of flooring down before I told her that for the sake of saving our marriage, she could not help me on this one.