Monday, October 20, 2008

Flooring Update

As of this evening, I have completed laying down the flooring in the master bedroom and most of the master closet. This leaves me with both boys' rooms, the reading room, the hallway, my bathroom and the boys' bathroom. Still quite a lot to do.

I've now perfected the art of the "snap-together", which wasn't as trivial as I thought it was going to be, but now that I know how to do it, the pieces fit together very well. You cannot even see a gap in them after they've been fitted. The precision of this Witex flooring is truly amazing.

Here are some photos of the project as we started it. I mention "we" because Luke has helped me most of the way. At left, you can see Luke vacuuming out the debris from the repair we made to the subfloor. (We had to replace a broken piece of the plywood that was squeaky and looked unsafe.)

The Witex is a free-floating floor, not anchored to any wall. It lays atop a foam underlayment called "Floor Muffler", which provides some cushion and noise dampening.

So far, so good, but I better stop blogging and get back to work!

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