Choosing PreFinished Hardwood Floor
After moving into our first home in a historical neighborhood and determined to fix-it-up with all period perfect details and quality of work, well as many of you know that so began the never ending story…our home - and accompanying 100 year old yard and cottage garden-quickly ruled our lives.
It was a love-love relationship most of the time, but during the early phases of ripping out, stripping down, hauling off, and clearing out and waking up to aching sore hands and backs, well we were sure there really was no light at the end of the tunnel...and hoping we weren't in the "wrong" tunnel.
With the hardwood floors, most were oak with the beautiful heart pine stuck in the bedrooms and closets. The house was about 100 years old. The worst insult to the aesthetics and structural integrity of the home came during the 1950's.
Hence, a huge back room that extending the width of the house was added with paneled wall and concrete floor with 2 sliding glass doors cut into the original back side of the house now separating this odd and ugly bonus room.
That was the room where we chose to add pre-finished oak flooring, matching the coloration of the old floor in the room that butted up to it (having removed both sliding glass doors).
The instant-like completion of a beautiful room was inspiring when we needed inspiration. Such a huge room made beautiful in what seemed like just a matter of hours. Also, the cost really wasn't anything noticeably expensive, maybe even less than some of the work we had to do on a few of the rooms that had existing hard wood floors actually.
But, even if your room would be a bit more expensive with the pre-finished hard wood floor, I say do it any way! Especially if you've got a big remodeling project. You deserve to see the light at the end of your tunnel and know that "yes, you are in the right tunnel”, too.