This whole project was an installation of
new hardwood flooring. What you’re seeing is a rustic ash floor. What was down before
was carpet, so we came in here, ripped up all the carpet off the base, removed all the
tack strip to make sure the floor was nice and flat. We checked the moisture content
of the sub-floor and also of the wood to make sure it was within that range that the NWFA
sets. Then we went ahead and started installing it, also put in a bunch of [inaudible 00:00:44]
just so it’s nice and even. They’re all wood [inaudible 00:00:50] absolutely beautiful.
Then we came back in and sanded it. Everything was a water-based finish. We used a fortified
ceramic finish which is going to be nice and durable. It’s going to last a long longer.
It’s not going to scratch as much because she does have smaller kids and a dog. I just
wanted to add that extra protection to it. The beauty of all hardwood flooring is the
creation of art. Taking an old room that kind of looks dull and installing the wood and
seeing the process it as goes through. Picking out the right boards to go into certain areas
that you kind of want it to go to. Looking at the room and going “Okay, they’re going
to put furniture here, so I’m going to make sure to put this board here because I know
it’s going to stand out.” It really is an art to doing it, and it’s art that you walk
on. That’s one of the fun things about doing hardwood floor.