Sunday, March 23, 2014

Flooring - Part 2

The floor installation has started.
They layed Rosen paper beneath the floor.
This helps the floor to float as the humidity changes.

Running down the hallway.

Lot's of cuts to make.

Living Room

We were pleased to see the Front Door stained.
More to come on that in another blog.

The Gas Fireplace Mantel and hearth were added!

Living Room floor completed

We had selected the Front Door with side lites to bring in light.
It's working as planned!

The excitement continues. Once the wood floors had sat for a few days in order to be acclimated with the humidity of the house, the installation began. They started by putting Rosen paper down over the sub-floor and then the oak floor over it. It will help reduce squeaks and help the floor to move a bit as the wood swells and shrinks as the humidity changes over seasons.

It was amazing to see how quickly it went down, moving along rapidly from room to room. Once the wood is all down, they’ll sand it and then stain it.

While the floor was being installed they stained the front door and we were thrilled to find that the color is perfect. Another plan well executed. I’ll provide more on that on a future blog.

Additionally during that time, they installed the hearth and mantel around the gas fireplace. We like the way it looks and it’s already one of the focal points of the room. More on that later too.

With the floors moving along, the door being stained and the fireplace now looking like a fireplace we feel closer to having a real house instead of one full of sawdust and wood and plaster. We can now start to think about moving in. Of course there is still a lot of work to be done, but we can at least start to see that our dream is finally turning into reality.

Enjoy your week.


  1. You may have heard me say WOW when I saw the light streaming all across that room. That's really nice. My house faces northeast so I only get sunlight coming in at a sharp angle.

    The floors are looking great. You'll be amazed how different it looks once the stain goes on.

    1. Ya, I had the same reaction. We had designed the front door and the windows in the dining room it to bring in a bunch of afternoon light into the living room. Its great when a plan comes together!

  2. Love the front door and the half wall with column in the entry.

    1. Thank you. We had originally planned on having a header between the two walls that the column would go up to. However, it was inadvertantly left off by the builder when the column was put in. We liked the look though so we didn't press the issue.

  3. Es todo un projecto que quedara genial.

    Me encantan las fotografías, son geniales. Ha estado un regalo el visitar tu bloc, te invito visitar el mio y disfrutes de la fiesta nipona del Hanami, si te gusta espero que si no eres seguidora te hagas ahora.

    1. Gracias.

      Revisé tu blog y tienes unas fotos muy bien.