The floors and doors update
I'm surprised I don't have nightmares about them! probably will tonight.
the doors - how many people have to redo their stripping on one door 2-3 times? Tho 1 of those times on the backdoor was styrofoam. the door frame is metal and I didn't want to drill thru it so I did styrofoam. got so much on it the door wouldn't lock. Then I decided i'd attempt the drilling. Wasn't as bad as I thought it'd be. Anyway, I finally got it done (different than normal I think) but don't see daylight thru it anymore. Got the vinyl flapper part on the bottom of the door and the threshold down. That'll have to come up so I can fix the floor under it tho.
Then I looked at the front door stripping. yikes. I've got new stripping in there held by 2 screws for now. No daylight showing thru it either.
Then I moved onto the flooring. That stuff I picked out was on sale until the 8th. So yesterday I went in and bought the last 11 boxes they had. I'd already bought 6 boxes.
I'd planned on doing the large LR/DR area but since 2 dws, a stove, a huge glass table top and a granite or marble table support all occupy space in that room I wouldn't have much of an area I could put it on. Beside anyone moving those things would probably rip it anyway.
So, I've decided to put it in the back 2 rooms, the tv room, the hallway and laundry room. And maybe the hall bath. I think the 17 boxes will cover those with some left over as spares.
The LR/DR and my bedroom I'll deal with later. Maybe wood type laminate.
One thing I didn't like that I found while reading some of the instructions for installation - it says NOT to line up top edges of the 'planks'. Bummer, that's just what I wanted to do! Oh well, those 3 rooms will have an area rug in them anyway.
I have 12 of the boxes here already 'resting' and tomorrow I go pick up the last 5. I haven't a clue when I'll be able to start putting some of it down. Going out in the heat to get it has done me in. I couldn't even move one of those boxes so ripped them open in the car and pulled out 4 planks at a time to carry in - that's 3 trips per box.
It will give me rooms with flooring to put boxes and cabinets when I can get someone to bring them over for me.
I looked at wood filler at Lowes but the can mentioned respiratory problems, breathing and ventilation. I can't be keeping the door open a lot in this heat. It might have to wait 2 months til it's cooler. Or I find something that doesn't sound as scarey to use.