Flooring Ordered

The Viking came over on Sunday evening to get a run down on the scope of finishing projects that are necessary to call the renovation concluded.

We've been living with subfloor.
We’ve been living with subfloor.

The biggest incomplete details are the conservatory floor and the hall floor and closet in the master bedroom. Traditional red oak flooring is to be laid.

We'll be moving all the conservatory furniture into the dining room.
We’ll be moving all the conservatory furniture into the dining room.

Everything will need to be removed from those spaces so the floors can be laid.

Professional floor installers put in the kitchen floor from beginning to end.
Professional floor installers put in the kitchen floor from beginning to end.

The plan is for the Viking and Charlie to start laying the flooring on a Saturday morning and for Charlie to complete the installation. We are expecting to hire floor finishers to do the sanding and polyurethaning which will bar us from using our two new bathrooms for about a week.

The red oak floor for the kitchen was a hefty pile.
The red oak floor for the kitchen was a hefty pile.

After having checked at a few other flooring purveyors (Carpet and Wood Floor Liquidators [only prefinished available], Lowes, and Home Depot), I called Lumber Liquidators and told Travis (who answered the phone) I’d like a quote on 400 square feet of select red oak, 3/4 inch by 3-1/2 inch boards.

The middle sample matches our floors.
The middle sample matches our floors.

He told me $2.79 per square foot. (A previous quote had been $2.99/sf.) Charlie called to get a better price but ultimately $2.79 was the best price on select oak.  This was actually a quote for rustic oak.  Select red oak is normally $3.29 per square foot.

The Viking may need 2 trips for 400 square feet of flooring.
The Viking may need 2 trips for 400 square feet of flooring.

I stopped by the store and put in my order. As soon as it comes in the Viking will pick it up.  Plans to lay the flooring are set for late in July. At least by then the Book Club will be over.

How do you deal with trying to temporarily empty rooms of their furniture, etc?

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Author: Jo

Welcome to The Glade, where the second generation of renovations has just begun and the mania about our home, music and other passions fill our days and nights. We’re Charlie and Jo in the music world; Mary Jo and Charles to family; and JoJo and Charlie to each other. We are renovating a midcentury house in a Victorian historic district where we want to live there the rest of our lives. It's a 1946 house located in Maryland. We were married in this house. Thus far (pre-blog) we refinished cabinets, added a window seat (still working on the cushion), rearranged a wall in the guest house due to sink/vanity replacement, planted a vegetable garden, and other quick and not-so-quick fixes. So this latest zeal for construction is the result of my having lived here since 1997 and feeling a need to ready the house for the next chapter and beyond.

5 thoughts on “Flooring Ordered”

  1. This is a big thing, isn’t it? And you’ll have to move back into chaos for a little while. Did the bookshelves in the bedroom get completed?

  2. we just shove furniture willy nilly out of the room, but we rarely need to do that. we had hardwood put in upstairs but that was before i moved in, so same situation as jessica. hubby didn’t have much furniture so it was easy to shove it to a spare room while they worked.

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