After living with stained carpet and outdated tile for the last 5 years...
...Tal and I finally have new oak hardwood floors on the first floor of our house!
About 3 weeks ago, Tal and Uncle Kenny finished laying 800 sq ft of hardwood
in our living room, kitchen, and master bedroom.
View from Kitchen Eating Area
A big thanks to Tal's brother and mom who drove 3 hours on October 16-18 to help us with the demo. While Tal and Uncle Kenny were laying hardwoods, Barbara and Benny ripped out the carpet, took it to the dump, and prepped the floors for hardwoods.
Also, thanks to our family friend Craig who loaned us his pneumatic tools, including his compressor and hardwood nailer...which made the hardwood installation so much faster, easier, and cheaper.
Tal and Uncle Kenny set-up the miter saw and other tools on our screened porch:
Our hardwoods are Bruce Gunstock Oak in Dundee. On our first floor, we already have hardwoods in our entry, hallway, gym, and formal dining room. To save money, Tal and I decided to use the same flooring in our kitchen, living room, and master bedroom. We are so excited to have updated flooring on our first floor!