Saturday, September 27, 2014

On Going Project

at my daughter's house posted about here.
Before:  In the process of renovation .....
Unfortunately the water line under the sink sprung a leak - A major leak.  As a result, the flooring had to be pulled up.  What did they find under a layer of vinyl? Another thin subfloor, then linoleum from the 60's.  Yep -  not so pretty brown and gold stuff.
What was under the 60's linoleum?  Big surprise - hard wood floor.
Unfortunately, there are a couple of large sections not in good condition, so trying to salvage the hardwood was not an option. Also, real hardwood in a very busy, heavily used area as this kitchen is, not a wise option.  After fans and  humidifier brought in, the contractor was able to lay a new sub floor .
Next step - new vinyl flooring.  After they brought many samples in and looked at them at different times of the day and different lightening, they chose one that looks like a wide plank, wood floor.
Color off as taken with a phone.
A Work in Progress.
Click on pic to enlarge.

More on this major renovation project in another post.
  
Side Note: Turns out one of the contractors who worked on the repairs does not live far from them and shared a bit of history about the house and the family that lived there.  He was a friend of one of the children growing up and often visited there as a child.

Linking up with "Metamorphosis Monday"

Dab of This and That
Glenda

11 comments:

20 North Ora said...

Too bad about the leak! What a mess! What brand of flooring did they end up with? I'm wanting wood in my kitchen but am just not sure about the real stuff and have been looking at the vinyl.

Judy

20 North Ora said...

Too bad about the leak! What a mess! What brand of flooring did they end up with? I'm wanting wood in my kitchen but am just not sure about the real stuff and have been looking at the vinyl.

Judy

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

It's too bad they weren't able to salvage the old wood floor, but what they chose looks real good to me. How interesting that the contractor knew the family who lived there so long ago. If walls could talk:-)

Terra said...

I like the color and style of the vinyl flooring they selected.

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

The leak is so unfortunate. I guess better now during the restoration than after it's all completed. Think of you often girl.. have a super w/k. fondly ~lynne ~

Jann Olson said...

That's too bad about the leak. My son had that problem a while ago. Luckily the insurance replaced his wood flooring. Your daughters new floor really turned out lovely!
hugs,
Jann

Susan Freeman said...

Sometimes out of big disasters, great new things happen!

Big Texas Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

Things to do in Los Angeles said...

Feeling bad about the leakage...

Teresa@1800 Farmhouse Rd said...

Love it, and wise choice for the kitchen/busy area.

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

The new floor looks really pretty, Glenda! I'd love a new kitchen floor myself.

Ivy and Elephants said...

The vinyl looks amazing, I'm sure it will wear better than wood in the kitchen anyway. I think it's a perfect choice.
Hugs,
Patti