Monday, November 23, 2009

Kind of, sort of, half way there

Here's a pic of the wood floors before installation. The wood is Tobacco Road Teak, handscrapped planks. It's beautiful and has some wonderful texture and coloring. Just right for disguising cat hair....
And here it is installed in my sewing room - yummy. It's all installed in the guest bedroom and master bedroom too. That's pretty much half of the house. After admiring the floor for two nano seconds, we (they) moved all the furniture and stuff (and I mean stuff) from the living room, family room, kitchen into the finished side. Whew...
Here's a pic of my contractor, Zack, lining everything up prior to floor installation in the master bedroom. He has done a fabulous job for me. The yellow stuff on the floor is a moisture barrier. In Florida the hardwood has to be installed over cement, so this yellow stuff goops out and is troweled on the floor and then sets up like a vinyl covering. It's some really cool (stinky) stuff.
And I needed new tile in a bathroom and laundry room. The hardwood is so thick that we needed to make up the difference in height and this did the trick.

Zack is painting the living room, family room and kitchen this week along with installing new tile in the kitchen. New countertops are scheduled for installation on Friday. And next week...the rest of the floors.

I have my computer back and have nested myself in the sewing room with fiber and TV. Could life get any better?? (Stitch progress and Crazy Zauberball sock progress pics soon.)

9 comments:

Margaret said...

Oh wow! I love those wood floors - beautiful! You're really going the whole nine yards with this renovation -- so exciting! Can't wait to see more pictures. :D So you're into this Crazy Zauberball or whatever it's called yarn too, huh? Kim mentioned it on her blog too. Can't wait to see your stitching and knitty progress!

Deanna said...

Looks delicious!

Julie M said...

Cari those floors are gorgeous!! I didn't realize you were renovating quite that much. I am looking forward to more pictures. Glad you found a space to hole up in! Have a Happy Turkey Day!!

Loraine said...

Cari! Love the floors. Beautiful wood. Oh my goodness, my husband was dying to have the handhewn floors. So pretty.
Can't wait to see the final pictures!
How exciting. Hugs for Thanksgiving!

Wes and Nikki Crandall said...

Wow! This flooring looks great. I wish we could put those in our house! :) WE miss you! Cache wears you hats all of the time. We just love them (and you!).

Christy said...

Looking great! I will just have to come and visit when it is done!!! :)

Cathy Lloyd said...

Oh my goodness! You are going to LOVE your new house! Those floors are to DIE for! Can't wait to come see for reals!

woolwoman said...

Cari - the teak flooring is gorgeous - simply marvelous! I know you will be excited when you have your space back and what a space it will be. I saw the Zauberball at our LYS on Friday but I resisted - YEAH ME! However I could not pick up one of those new Lantern Moon silk boxes fast enough LOL - Enjoy the holiday! Mel

Siobhan said...

It looks great, Cari! You must be so psyched. Enjoy it!

Happy Thanksgiving!