Sunday, May 19, 2013

Base Boards (2013-015)

I finally got the base boards installed around all the edges of the flooring.  It feels good to get rid of the shims and exposed underlayment around the edges.  Later I will need to caulk over a lot of gaps around the base boards and paint over my finishing nail heads.

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Flooring is Done!!! (2013-013)

The flooring is done from top to bottom!  I must say that it looks mighty nice when it's new and shiny.  Now the challenge is to keep it looking good.  So I now everyone must take off their shoes before entering!

Saturday, May 4, 2013

First Level Flooring Part 2 (2013-012)

I started installing the laminate flooring on the first level.  I'm really glad I was able to figure out how to install it without removing the ladder!  Fortunately, the Home Depot guy I talked to knew about pull saws, which was the perfect tool for trimming the bottom ends of the ladder without removing it!  Then there was enough flexibility in the ladder brackets that allowed me to lift the ladder up slightly so I could slip the underlayment and flooring underneath.