Sunday, August 07, 2005

Like Shredded Wheat

The floor removal is turning out to be one of the most physical projects we've taken on so far. 'Tis hard on an old man, I must say.

When we hit the section of dining room that had oak floors, the staples quit coming out with the quarter inch plywood overlay and we had to literally shred the overlay to get it off.



All this just to be able to pry out the oak strip floor. Feelin' kind of stiff and sore today...

3 comments:

Greg said...

Been there - done that more times than I care to remember. I did 3000 sq ft of it last year. It is really hard of the ol' back. The other fun one is the particle board underlayment that comes up only a few square inches at a time because it breaks apart so easily.

Patricia W said...

Wow, are you throwing that t&g out? Sure wish I could find a curb-full nearby. Are you planning on putting down a new wood floor or something else?

Joe Remodelo said...

yes, we're throwing it out, it's just in too bad of shape to try and salvage. It's filled with thousands of staples, not to mention the nails and it's splitting and breaking as we pry it out. We originally thought to keep it and re-use it somewhere, but gave up on that idea...

We're going to install heart pine floor, 3/4" tongue and groove, five inch planks.