I Installed My New Floating Hardwood Floor
My New Floating Hardwood Floor
By Bob Diamond
I installed a floating hardwood floor in our new patio room. We were thinking about buying a new home. We looked around for several months. Our house isn’t old. We just needed just a little more space for entertaining friends, etc.
A builder friend of ours helped us to decide that the best plan would be to knock out the kitchen wall at the back of the house, and add a patio or garden room. It would cost us less than $40,000 to build. We would have to add $100,000 more than we paid for this house, in order to get the same square footage and amenities that we have now, plus the patio room. That sounds like a $60,000 savings to me.
We raised the old patio up to the proper level by pouring a concrete slab. That made it easy for me to install a floating hardwood floor over it. We figured out that it would cost us just about half of what it would cost if I had Don or someone else do it.
I’m the handy type, so I decided to go for it.
I have a couple of pictures that show the results. It came out great, even if I do say so myself.
The only regret we have is that we covered it with an old antique rug that my wife is proud of. Obviously, the old Persian-type rug was not made with modern colorfast dyes, so it left a shadow on the floor. We didn’t realize it, until we rolled it back after about a year and could tell that the floor was a little darker where the carpet had lain.
It was a good floor and a good carpet. We just shouldn’t have put them together.
When it was all over and done with, it was easy simple and inexpensive. I am very glad that I installed the floating hardwood floor myself.
I am including a video with this article that will show you how easy it is.
Take a look at our store to see if we might have some tools you need:
I did learn one other thing. I should have bought an extra box of flooring. When I got down to the end I miss-cut a couple of pieces and lost over a day trying to find another box that matched the batch that we were using.
I hope this gives you the courage to give it a try and save yourself a few bucks too.
Bob Diamond R.Ph