Ask DJ Lyons: Home Office Renovations Day 2

My home office is being re-done

My home office in our log cabin is being completely re-done. On day 2 of the renovations, the two handymen started to tear out the floor boards. They quickly discovered why the room bowed toward the center. Several of the logs holding up the floor were broken. They also realized that this job was going to take them longer than they originally expected. Sigh! In any case, I am so grateful and excited that I am going to get my dream home office.

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Uh-oh! Broken logs were holding up the floor

Uh-oh indeed! My husband and I thought the main reason why the room was bowed toward the center was that the ground had shifted underneath our log cabin. Instead, the handymen discovered that there were broken logs holding up the floor.

If we had kept going like that, I might have walked into this room one day and fallen through. What a blessing that we have two skilled men who know how to fix it. Phew!

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Here is the Vent System

That's the vent system that is going to be moved to the back right corner of the room.

One of the handymen helped me step to the far side of the room to take this picture. They were careful to point out where it would be safe for me to step and where I might find myself sinking through.

This definitely is an interesting experience. What a blessing we have a vehicle like HubPages where we can record and document things that happen in our lives.

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Watch your Step!

I better not turn into a sleepwalker. LOL! If so, I could have a rude awakening if I opened the door - only to find there is no floor to walk on.

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Check out this beautiful Rosewood Laminant

I have ten boxes of Rosewood Laminant loaded into my car waiting for that glorious day when the new floor has been put down. On top of that will be this laminant flooring so that I can roll my computer chair throughout the room without worrying that I will scratch up or harm the new floor.

My husband and I fell in love with this laminant upon first sight. I think the finished room is going to look so beautiful!

Laminate Flooring Products

LAMINATE FLOORING CUTTER
LAMINATE FLOORING CUTTER

Avoid the dust - up! Smooth, clean Laminate Floor Cutter, SAVE BIG! Dusty, tore-up laminate-cutting is about to become history! This specialized Floor Cutter eliminates the mess, letting you customize your laminate in the same room you're laying it. Here's a little secret... there's actually no cutting involved. When you pull the lever, precise, highly-concentrated pressure is applied to cleanly break the laminate panel exactly where you want. There is no blade to replace, and it easily does both straight and diagonal cuts. Accepts 8", 12" or 16" wide boards, up to 1/2" thick, unlimited length. Measures 25 x 6 1/3 x 2 4/5"h. Weighs 7 lbs., 5 ozs. If you have a laminate project waiting in the wings, this is the best tool investment you could ever make! Order Today! Laminate Floor Cutter

 
Bona Stone, Tile & Laminate Floor Care System, 4-Piece Set
Bona Stone, Tile & Laminate Floor Care System, 4-Piece Set

* Floor-care system cleans stone, tile, and laminate without dulling residue

* 4-piece mop provides ergonomic design and 4-by-15-inch head

* Machine-washable, microfiber dusting pad and easy-glide mopping pad

* 32-ounce spray bottle of eco-friendly non-toxic cleaner

* Measures approximately 4 by 15 by 40 inches

 
Laminate Flooring - Hometime How-to Clinic Quick Reference Video Guide
Laminate Flooring - Hometime How-to Clinic Quick Reference Video Guide

This video instructs the viewer on how to install and maintain glueless and glued laminate flooring, including a wood floating floor.

 
BonaKemi WT760051161 32-Ounce Stone, Tile and Laminate Floor Polish
BonaKemi WT760051161 32-Ounce Stone, Tile and Laminate Floor Polish

* Quick and easy application

* Urethane floor polish

* Quick drying

* Non-toxic

 
Earth Friendly Products Floor Kleener Laminate and Hardwood Floor Cleaner, 22-Ounce Spray Bottles  (Pack of 12)
Earth Friendly Products Floor Kleener Laminate and Hardwood Floor Cleaner, 22-Ounce Spray Bottles (Pack of 12)

* Case of 12 22-ounce spray bottles of floor cleaner (total of 264 ounces)

* Specially developed for cleaning a variety of flooring

* Neutral PH and naturally safe; biodegradable and recyclable

* Not tested on animals; no animal ingredients

* Made in the United States

 
Black & Decker The Complete Guide to Floor Decor: Beautiful, Long-lasting Floors You Can Design & Install (Black & Decker Complete Guide)
Black & Decker The Complete Guide to Floor Decor: Beautiful, Long-lasting Floors You Can Design & Install (Black & Decker Complete Guide)

In this major revision to 2003's Black & Decker The Complete Guide to Flooring, consumers now have the only truly comprehensive flooring book available. It contains information on all types of flooring surfaces, both indoors and outdoors, and covers every aspect of the process—from design and planning to finishing and repair.

New in this edition, and unique among all flooring books, Black & Decker The Complete Guide to Floor Decor contains installation sequences for the most popular new flooring trends, including bamboo and cork. Also new is an inspirational chapter that reveals the secrets used by designers to make floors an essential element of home decor.

Carpet, ceramic tile, vinyl, laminate, hardwood, and stone—it's all here in one truly complete guide to floor decor.

* Covers all new laminate flooring products

* Complete instruction for radiant heating systems

* Includes comprehensive refinishing and maintenance information

* Includes decorative painting designs and concrete etching options

 
Dream Floors: Hundreds of Design Ideas for Every Kind of Floor
Dream Floors: Hundreds of Design Ideas for Every Kind of Floor

An inspiring guide to floor coverings featuring over 600 photographs, "Dream Floors" completes the "Randall International Dream" series, approaching the selection of flooring for the home and workplace in a no-nonsense, informative way, coupled with inspiring, spot-on colour photography. Chapters on hardwood, laminate, tile, stone, carpet & rugs and more offer an array of flooring photography, explain advantages and disadvantages of each type and also offer advice on which kind of flooring works best under which situation. After reading this book, consumers as well as interior designers will be able to walk into any flooring store with confidence. Along with information on care and cost, advice and assistance, as well as a handy glossary, you will be amazed at the wide variety of products in today's market!

 

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