As you may know, our most recent DIY project was a new floor in our upstairs office:
A quick backstory: we had an addition (built by previous owners) to our 1940 colonial that had some issues. Though the foundation was solid (thankfully!), the floor was built following the slope of the previous porch roofline (as this was built above an enclosed sun porch).
The result was not only a floor that sloped significantly towards one corner of the room but also a feeling of vertigo when you walked in there. Seriously. It was that bad.
Thankfully, as I explained here, my brilliant husband managed to solve the problem, level the floor, and install a sturdy new subfloor. Awesome. Next on the list: choose flooring. In the search process, I learned a few things about flooring options that many of you may already know, but I thought the info might be helpful to some of you…
If you want your floors to look like wood, you have four options:
- click and lock engineered (“click hardwoods”)
- glue or nail down engineered (“engineered hardwoods”)
- solid hardwoods