When we moved in to our house, we refinished all the floors, except the hallway and our bedroom. We just simply ran out of time, and always planned to do them later. Well, later finally arrived this past weekend.
We took everything out, pulled up the carpet and all the carpet tacks, and did some deep cleaning on the radiator while we were at it.
We found that the floor under the carpet was actually quite nice. Past experience has shown that it’s really a crap shoot here, but we lucked out. Unfortunately, as you can see, this floor suffered from the same fate that our front room floor also has – someone stained it around the outer edges, but not in the middle. They obviously had a rug down, and only finished the edges for some unthinkable reason. This means that when we get in here with a sander and then restain (in the spring when we can have the windows open again), we’ll have to spend some extra time evening out the colors.
So, urgent care. Well, the husband learned that when cutting carpet with a very sharp utility knife, it is smart to keep your legs out of the way. Unfortunately, he learned this the hard way, and he now has four stitches in his thigh.