Silly me. Blame it on
Stage one: Yucky Carpet
We knew there was carpet everywhere, and we also knew there was no pretty hardwood to buff and stain down. Also, with carpet came the smell. The previous owners had dogs and... weren't clean. We'll leave it at that.
So up came the carpet.
Stage Two: Asbestos Tile
This house was built in the 50's so we are pretty sure those tiles had some form of asbestos in them. Here's the deal with asbestos: super unhealthy. If you want tile removed properly- you need hazmat suits (the whole 9 yards and mucho $$$). The more we read on google- if you have a well ventilated area, and you can remove it quickly, do it!
Plus, as 60+ year old tiles will do, most were already cracked, so to lacquer down what was there, seemed odd and unsafe. 1 cracked tile could be leaking asbestos in the air. Why cover up a poison instead of get rid of it?
So up came the tile from the front room, hallway and Luci's bedroom.
Stage Three: Crazy Nails Tack Strips
These ugly little jobbers were EVERYWHERE. And they were cemented into the floor. FYI: you should never ever cement something to the floor. Ever! It's just mean. God forbid you change your mind or your future home owners want to make their own decisions. Oi! Okay rant over...
Not only were these buggers cemented in, they were nailed down to the floor. As in .. 3 large nails per 1-1.5 inches. It was like all of their anger went into these nails. Who needs that many nails?
|Our craaazy floors|
How about you? Any crazy insane floor stories? There has to be more than just me out there... right?