Monday, 11 June 2012

New Floors

Since Tuesday of last week we've had a contractor here from shortly after 8 a.m. to sometimes as late as 7:30 p.m. installing new floors in our kitchen, dining room and bathroom and putting in new stairs to the back door.

We had looked at flooring at Rona (our Canadian Home Depot), gotten the quote and found that the contractor was able to start right away. He thought it would take 4 days. So far it's been 5 1/2 days and there are still a few things left to do. I have to say he's done a beautiful job.

We decided to go with vinyl. It has changed so much over the years. This is sheet vinyl and he managed to use one piece to do the kitchen and dining room so there are no cuts. It looks like wood and feels like wood with the texture of the flooring. I love it!

While he was doing the bathroom we decided to get a new toilet since the old one had been leaking and despite a couple of supposed fixes, it didn't stop leaking. Now we have a brand new toilet but elected to keep our wooden toilet seat.

Here are some photos:

This is the old dining room floor prior to our moving in - ugly cheap laminate, impossible to clean without showing marks
This was under the laminate

New floors-one piece through dining room and kitchen

Bullnose goes all around the railing and steps
Old steps were covered in the same laminate as the floor and they were cracking

New steps hand made by our contractor
Kitchen floor when we moved in (up until Tues)
Old linoleum under ugly blue tile

You can see the new kitchen flooring above in the dining room photo.

The bathroom had old white linoleum, not properly cut.

Our house had baseboards but no quarter round so we now have lots of quarter round. Looks great!

Next- basement windows
After that - Kitchen counter, granite composite sink and taps


  1. looks great!! Love your color choices too..the stairs look wonderful!! big job but worth it in the end..


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