otherwise titled “Floors”.  If you’ve been reading my blog for any length of time, you’ve probably caught the drift that I HATE my floors.  We’re going on 5 years people.  I’ve built up a lot of hate towards them.  They’re AWful.  If you’re new, we moved in with wall to wall carpet which we immediately pulled back and saw hardwood.  Yay! Until we got to the addition and realized the previous owners were too cheap to do hardwood so they left the subfloor and carpeted over top.  Boo!  But after moving in, we had priorities, like making the house even livable at first, so the floors had to wait.  And wait.  And wait. 

We also were sitting on the fact that we were probably going to remove all the radiant heat throughout the house which would have to be done before the flooring project.  Turns out the radiators are staying and we could FINALLY order new floors!!! 

I mentioned last year that we were going to HardiPanel on the floors which would be all modern and industrial looking.  But after mulling over that for 5 years, Josh came to decide that he really wanted hardwood.  Not all this laminate or engineered crap.  Solid, thick hardwood.  Which, if you’ve ever priced it out, it gets pretty expensive per square foot pretty fast (and we need 1,500 square feet).

But my deal finding husband found a site online with gorgeous floors for a fraction of the price.  So we ordered our dream floor.  And here it is acclimating to our house as I type this.


(There are 17 more boxes not pictured……poor Josh. Fortunately he and a friend laid flooring one summer so he’s a pro at this point).

The Big Flooring Project of 2013 gets underway this weekend!  I couldn’t be more excited.  We have lived with these ugly floors for way too long.  Can’t wait to show you the finished results!!


~ by recoveringgavin on May 13, 2013.

4 Responses to “THE BEST PROJECT EVER”

  1. I can’t wait to see them! So much fun!
    We have radiant heat with baseboard radiators in our new house. What made you decide to keep your radiant heat or are you not keeping it? What do you have for air conditioning? We have a condensing unit outside with a blower in the attic…which means alien spaceship looking vents in our ceilings…which I hate. Tell me more! 🙂

    • We had 2 different heating/cooling companies out to give us advice and both guys said it would be foolish to get rid of the radiators. They’re extremely efficient, zero-maintenance, silent, dust-free, etc. And I have to agree. Unfortunately, we have no air conditioning, so we have 4 window air units that we add in the summer. They cool pretty well, but they’re loud. One of the cooling guys recommended the Mitsubishi Electric unit that sounds similar to what you guys have in your new house. There’s a small cooling unit outside and small wall units that hang inside but can each be climate controlled which would be nice for the rooms we don’t spend a lot of time in, and they’re paintable so they can blend in. That’s more of an option for us at this point since adding a traditional air conditioner would result in us having to run duct work-then we’d have radiators and vents. Cheaper for us to go with the ME units (or something similar). Hope that helps!

      • Every heating/air conditioning guy we have talked to said the same thing about the radiant heat…much to my chagrin. I was all about getting all new heating/cooling just to get rid of the radiators and cooling vents. I am investigating cuter baseboard radiator covers and air vents now. Our air conditioning has all the duct work in the attic with round space ship vents in all the ceilings. It is only controlled by one thermostat (that I know of) like traditional air. And yes, your explanation totally helps!!

  2. YAYAYAYAYAYAYAY!! Take tons of pictures! Can’t wait to see the finished product! 🙂 I’m on a home improvement high just thinking about the after pictures!

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