We had always planed on changing the flooring in our apartment, after 5 years of us and a dog living and making a mess. We got a big kick up the bum when the dishwasher hose broke and flooded the dining room.
See corner of kitchen where tiles and carpet meet
So we removed all of the carpet on the bottom level of our apartment. We then lived with concrete floors for a while as many of our friends and family noticed.....Okay maybe not just a while, try 3 months...through winter, living like this:
Industrial style flooring?
Bella- Not too impressed with the flooring prefers her favorite window view step
And then Whola, the morning after a 12 hour day laying flooring. The Hubby and I have a new found respect for the tradesmen who work for us on our construction sites, our legs and arms were aching and in allot of pain!.
Flooring laid, Skirting to go
Step 8: Skirting: We picked a Skirting that was 1/3 the size of the original MDF skirting. We pre-painted the skirting white & then used the Nail gun to fix to the existing skirting. A white putty was used to cover up the nail gun holes.
We love the finished product and are so pleased that we completed the job ourselves, even if it took a little longer to find a free Saturday to complete the work, the advantage is the cost savings for us. We were quoted through a subcontractor of mine $4,100. $1,800 for the labour and Material supply at $2,300. The completed flooring cost us $1,000, the material cost $800 and the skirting cost was $200.
The laminate colour is "Natural Oak".