I am so happy with them & I am so happy I am done!!!! Wow I will admit it was alot of work installing the floors myself! At the time I didn't know if I would ever say this, but it was all worth it! I feel so good about myself and accomplished that I did it all on my own. It feels so much cleaner to have laminate wood floors rather than carpet.
Don't do this!
One thing I learned during the install that I no one mentioned on the youtube videos is, don't skip ahead to the next row. Keep going in one straight line all the way till the end before putting another piece on otherwise you will likely have to redo the part you skipped ahead on
My mother was "jigsaw woman" for this project haha. She earned this title while we were using my Step Dads really old not so great jig saw. It kept over heating and I ended up buying a new jigsaw, which I should have done in the beginning because it was so much easier to use. My mother came over and helped me make all the tricky cuts it took two of to do this, one held down the piece the other cut.
When installing a floating floor you have to leave a gap around all the edges, so the floor can expand depending on the temperature changes. Generally you take off all your molding, and then put it back on the cover the gap but as you can see I did not take my moldings off.
Instead my Step Dad helped me by adding this little decorative piece to bottom of the moldings. It covers up the gap and I think it looks better ( less plain) then it did before. I plan to paint it all white so it blends together just have not got to it yet.
This way of covering the gap is much cheaper then buying all new molding, it was only 53 cents a foot. It was so much easier than taking off all the original molding.
My mother brought me these beautiful flowers out of her yard tonight, she's the best!
I have not put the leaf back in my table yet, I plan to change it back to a 6 seater soon.
As you can see Lacie is not wearing her cone. She is healing for her spay surgery so quickly, shes already acting completely normal and it hasn't even been a whole week yet. Bella took much longer to heal from her surgery.
Today was the last day of my 9 days off work I took to do my floors. I am sad to go back tomorrow but so glad my floors are done! I pretty much did nothing but work on my floors my whole vacation. Except yesterday we did have a little outing.
My girls were happy they got to come too.
I got this outdoor rug at Farmington Gardens. My mother had gotten the same one the day before and I loved it, that's why we had to go back and get one for me! It goes perfect with my outdoor pillows.
Catch ya later!