Flooring Installation Proposal

I recounted here what an ordeal we had trying to get new floors laid in our house.

We've lived with sub-floor long enough.
We’ve lived with sub-floor long enough.

We finally settled upon someone who offered to lay roughly 350 square feet of red oak flooring for $750.

Paper is laid under the oak boards.
Paper is laid under the oak boards.

He and his colleague showed up the next morning and installed flooring in both the conservatory on the first floor and the master bedroom hall and closet on the second floor.

The floors were laid starting at the opening which connected to original flooring.
The floors were laid starting at the opening which connected to original flooring.

Man Number 1 worked on the conservatory floor starting at the opening into the dining room.

With the threshold finished the rest of the floor was a matter of laying and attaching the boards.
With the threshold finished the rest of the floor was a matter of laying and attaching the boards.

He dry-fitted a number of boards then went through and nailed them in.

Before
Before
After
After

The new double-door closet was included.

Before
Before
After
After

The conservatory is my favorite room in the house especially with the new flooring.

Again the flooring starting at the existing floor -- on the right.
Again the flooring starting at the existing floor — on the right.

Meanwhile Man Number 2 worked upstairs beginning at the wide opening between the bedroom and the hallway. (So both installers started at the old floors and worked their way away from them.)

The second floor deck came in handy as a cutting station.
The second floor deck came in handy as a cutting station.

He set up his miter saw right outside the bedroom on our private porch.  Charlie said he was happy not to have to run up and down stairs on a very hot day.

The flooring runs the long way in the hall.
The flooring runs the long way in the hall.

He finished up in the closet.

The French doors in the master bedroom need a threshold to make the transition from the floor to the door sill and to block air coming up through the floor.
The French doors in the master bedroom need a threshold to make the transition from the floor to the door sill and to block air coming up through the floor.

All the doorways still need reducing thresholds, sanding (scraping), and polyurethaning. This is planned for next week.

If you had a big empty room what kind of party would you throw?

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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.

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