We installed the bamboo flooring this weekend in the studio!
We emptied the room, shoving everything into the library and future guest room. Brandon ripped out all of the carpeting, pulled up the baseboards, and removed all of the staples and carpet tack strips from the subfloor.
An underlayment had to be rolled out and trimmed to size before the actual flooring could go in. One should use a sharp blade to cut through the material. One should also exercise caution when dealing with sharp blades.
We started working around 10:00. Two hours later, it seemed we had barely made any progress.
The first few rows are the most time-consuming. There’s a lot of measuring and planning to center the planks, and they don’t stay together very well in the beginning. Another three hours later, and we were much further along.
By 6:30, we were done! Yes, the bamboo floor took a mere eight or nine hours of hard, hard work (we are so tired).
We still need to:
- measure for the baseboards
- buy the baseboards
- paint the closet and alcove (and do touch-ups around the room)
- install the baseboards
- prime and paint the baseboards
- clean up
- move the furniture back in
- move everything else back in