Sunday, March 18, 2012

New Floors (Part 1 of 3) - Monique's Office

When we redid the floors throughout the upstairs we left the bedrooms alone. There were two reasons 1. Money! and 2. I was dead set on carpeting in the bedrooms. Fast forward to this past Friday where Thomas informed me the flooring we had purchased oh so long ago was on SALE again at Costco. GEF 12mm Laminate regular $40/box on sale for $32/box (more details on the flooring HERE). This exact flooring was installed in our house 2 years ago in the kitchen, living room, and hallway.

Our dog is a lunatic. As much as I try to keep her little toenails clipped I couldn't help but think about all the damage she was going to cause to our new floors. Chasing balls and running to greet people at the door (scratch scratch scratch!). TODAY: The floors are just as good as the day we installed them and boy can they take some major abuse! Everything from big spills in the kitchen to dragging furniture across them. This flooring is perfect for our house. I could not say enough fabulous things about how it has exceeded my expectations of a laminate flooring.

So anyways that same Friday Thomas did his calculations and we purchased enough boxes to complete the three bedrooms upstairs. ($559.00 for flooring in 3 bedrooms is pretty good!) and on Saturday the work began. Here are some photos of what went down..

Just in case you need a reminder, this is what we started with almost 2 years ago exactly..

And this is where we began on Saturday..

The rip up begins!

Sydney getting in the St.Patricks Day spirit?.. This is what I do while the men work.. Dress up my dog and take pictures ;)

This was taken this morning. Finished office product. I finally have a beautiful place to study and I don't have to worry about spilling my coffee on white carpet!!
Thomas and Ira did an amazing job. The floor is perfect and runs seamlessly from the existing laminate. Thomas and I could not be happier! Now we just have 2 more bedrooms to do.. Stay tuned :)


  1. Oh sister it turned out beautifully!!! Well done - I can't wait for the rest!

  2. Thanks Ang! I thought it was funny we were just discussing the floors and then BAM.. they are done. Thanks for all of your input during this rooms progress!! I don't know what I would do without you :)

  3. Good job guys!!! Love the colors you used in both bedrooms, what are they?

  4. Thanks Karmen! We used ICI Dulux paint and the color on the wall is 'Paddlewheel Grey' 50BG 64/028 and the ceiling is 'The Plaza' 50GY 72/012.. I LOVE the colors but if I were to do it again I would use Benjamin Moore Aurora paint and just color match.. This paint brand was a nightmare! It's still peeling badly around the door frame.. I have to touch it up often..

  5. Great job Monique! Looks fantastic!! :)