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~ Replacing Worn Out Linoleum with Warm and Inviting Hardwood

Our kitchen linoleum was just about as sad as kitchen flooring could get. It was scratched, dented, ripped, stained - and to top it off, there was an unsightly hump in the middle of the kitchen. The hump was caused by joining the new part of the kitchen with the old {a project the previous homeowners took on}. There was a slight height difference between the two sides. To fix the problem, we had to first rip out the old linoleum, only to find another layer of linoleum {circa 1977}. Before replacing several pieces of subflooring, we first had to sand down the "hump" and ease the grade by applying floor leveler. It was a huge job, but well worth the trouble to have a have relatively level surface to lay our hardwood!

Our goal: Leveling out our old floor to lay 3/4" thick solid oak hardwood.

Our biggest challenge: Making the "hump" as flat as possible and figuring out where to start laying the hardwood first! It was a little tricky finding the exact center of the room.

Our biggest accomplishment: Tackling hardwood flooring for the first time and having it all come together perfectly!

~Kim
{Please feel free to email me if you have any questions! twiceremembered (at) gmail.com}

Twice Remembered

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  1. These warm floors look original to the home!

    Deborah , Oct 20, 2009

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  2. I'm floored at the warmth the hardwood adds. It looks as though it has always been there!

    Deborah , Oct 19, 2009

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  3. I'm floored at the warmth the hardwood adds. It looks as though it has always been there!

    Deborah , Oct 19, 2009

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