It happens every time we complete a project, especially when it’s a large one – I start to get restless. Whatever it is that we’ve completed looks great, but it just makes everything else look worse than before.
We absolutely love our new kitchen & dining room, the space we now have is amazing, but our new look room really shows up some areas that are in desperate need of attention – and we’re not just talking about all of the little jobs that still need finishing off.
One of the worst areas has got to be the awful laminate flooring. We already ripped up all laminate in the rest of the house, but until now had completely ignored the floor in the kitchen – although it’s the worst of them all!
No amount of cleaning and patching could hide the mess. It’s badly laid, scratched, marked and must have soaked through at some point, as the top layer is peeling away and all puffy.
Removing the laminate and underlay was such a quick thing that I hardly had time to take a picture while Jan was whizzing around the kitchen.
Having removed the dodgy flooring, you can actually see a load of white areas where water must have seeped through and soaked the wooden floorboards beneath.
It’s really too disgusting for words! At some point in the past, there must have been some sort of linoleum glued to the floorboards, as there are still areas of patchy glue.
Having recently sanded most of our floors, the last thing we feel like doing is hiring a sander again, but at the moment it looks like that’s the most likely solution. We can hardly leave it looking like this for long!
Although we have a few concerns about having a wooden floor in the kitchen, we’re really only thinking of it as a temporary solution. After all, I really WANT a new kitchen (if we ever have the budget to do it), which means that we will have to sort out the floor again then anyway.
Do you have a wooden floor in the kitchen? If so, how does it hold up? Do you have any maintenance tips for us?