December 26, 2009 – New Kitchen Floor

A while back, I bought some new laminate flooring for the kitchen and today was the day to rip out the old floor and put the new one in.

Here’s what the old cork flooring looked like – it just didn’t hold up, scratched, gouged and discolored.  It’s the only house remodeling regret/failure that we experienced.

Don’t tell anyone, but I barely had enough to finish – I was about 3 inches short of completing the the job, but just put the last piece on the fridge wheel track.  It only took about 7 hours to rip out the old, install the new, and reinstall the trim, which seemed to take longer than putting the floor in.

The new kitchen floor – now clean and shiny for a while!

one year ago…”Day After Christmas on the Beach”