Once I got the master bedroom complete, I decided not to wait to do the walk-in closet and water closet. The water closet (i.e. toilet room) had oak hardwood instead of carpet and thank you past owners for that!
The oak was kind of a b!tch to get out, however, and required me to get past my fear of circular saws. I'm a big fan of power tools and that includes most saws, but circular saws kind of freak me out. Nevertheless, I have one that I inherited from my dad and I knew where it was and hot damn, I used that sumgun to tackle that floor!
|You may have noticed that the wallpaper has been removed...|
After that new challenge the floor went in pretty much like all the others.
|There actually was base moulding in the water closet! Another indicator that this was added later. I had to take it out to replace the flooring of course, but it will go back in, just you wait.|
I think that the walk-in might be a good place to indulge my interest in round, novelty rugs. We'll see how that goes. So far, the rug shopping has yielded zero rugs. That is probably for the best as the self-leveling products have increased the budget quite a bit. Ahem.
|That's right, no base moulding here either. The only space in the master suite that had it is the water closet.|
I have to say that after getting the existing subfloor covered with the self-leveling cement product that slight scent that drove this whole project is now gone from all the spaces we removed the carpet from! YES! Two rooms left! The bathroom (not carpeted) and the craft studio/office/auxiliary guest room (carpeted).
Thanks again to Eric for getting down and sweaty to expedite the self-leveling portion of the project! Still, I believe we'll have saved thousands of dollars by installing it ourselves. Well, mostly myself. [wink]
Unforeseen additional steps:
Speaking of budgets getting blown, since I had to pull the 1977 (April 15) toilet to do the floors in the water closet it seemed like the best time to deal with all the other decorative issues in there: wall paper, toilet paper holder, light fixture, etc. Oh yeah, also a new, more practical toilet with lower water use. But this is a post for another time.