We may have gotten ever so slightly carried away with our flooring removal efforts. You already know that we ripped up the laminate flooring in the guest bedroom (which is the project we’re meant to be working on) and then got a bit over excited and also removed the laminate in the hallway.
Well, we couldn’t control ourselves and also ripped out the horrible old carpet in the dining room.
Okay, so we may have gone completely mad, but we’re really not exaggerating when we say it was horrible! Just take a look at this.
Eww! It was in the house when we moved in and the only reason we left it there for such a long time, is because the room doesn’t have any heating and we thought it would keep it a bit warmer. Now you know why we covered it with one of the biggest rugs we could find! It’s so disgusting. Believe it or not, out of all the carpets that were in the house when we moved in, it’s the one that was in the best condition. Can you imagine what the others were like?!
To make our lives just that bit easier (and because the sideboard is too heavy to move out of the room) we started by cutting the carpet into four smaller pieces.
It’s much easier to remove small chunks of carpet than one huge roll.
After removing the carpet we also had to get rid of the carpet grippers. It’s really easy to do, just push a crowbar under the edge of one and prise it up. Done.
Here’s the room now.
Notice something else? Yep, we’ve also started to sand the floor in here, too! We’re still busy finishing off the varnishing, but we’ll share the before and after with you in a few days. Believe me, it’s worth waiting for!
Do you also have horrible carpets you’d like to remove? Have you ever sanded your own floors? Do your weekends also tend to involve more DIY than relaxing?