So, we told you last week that we called in the professionals to whip our hardwood floors into shape.
The timing actually worked out perfect since we had a friend come to visit for the week. So I could do some gallivanting around Key West and still feel like things were happening around the house. Extra points to me for slacking off and still ending up with floors that look like this right now. :) (And if you like gallivanting pictures, they all go down on Instagram, I’m @thespacebetweenblog.)
Beautiful, right?!?! They are the perfect shade of Marley. :) This picture makes me so happy! It is beginning to start to feel like a real room … one where we can live in, with furniture and artwork … we’resoclose.
The guy we hired to do all of the sanding just needs to finish up around all of the edges and then a final full sand with a finer grit sand paper and then we are going to be talking stain. We haven’t settled on a color yet, we haven’t even really settled on the light, medium or dark debate. Which makes me a little nervous, but the floor guy said he has some suggestions that he’s seen work well with our type of flooring (the now extinct Dade County Pine) so I’m hoping to see some samples this week and get that all figured out.
Then the weekend agenda has been designated to staining. The plan is for Joel and I to tackle the staining and finishing work.
I sure do hope it goes well.
But before we can get to all that, for everyone who asked about what we discovered regarding the potentially asbestos vinyl tiles, and our thoughts on asbestos exposure, here’s the skinny from our reputable ‘floor guy’ himself.