Saturday, September 27, 2014

The other flooring...

While I'm waiting for the bathroom flooring to dry, I worked a bit on the flooring for the other two rooms.

I cut a piece of cardboard the size of the sitting room floor then began ironing on pieces of the wood strips from Rona.  Sometimes the iron shifts the wood a bit but you can move it closer together with a fingernail. If the wood shifts, you may need to run the iron over it again so you can move it.
 All the cardboard is covered:
 Then I flipped it over and trimmed the wood to the size of the cardboard.
 And here it is loosely in place. I'll remove it, sand it and wax it later.
 This is the piece of cardboard that fits the floor of the bedroom. First I put two strips of double-faced carpet tape across the length of the cardboard.
 Then put double-faced carpet tape down both sides and across the middle.
 Ironed the green carpet, then applied it to the cardboard.
 Flipped the cardboard then trimmed the carpet.
 Both the carpet and the wooden floor in place in rooms 2 and 3 of the roombox.
Still need to wallpaper all three rooms then add the flooring to the bathroom.

It's coming together!


  1. The flooring looks fantastic. Great idea for the carpet. I am looking forward to seeing more of your rooms.
    Hugs Maria

  2. What a Good Idea, Maureen. I think that you have hit on a quick, clean and easy way to get great looking floors! :D


  3. Maria and Elizabeth, Thanks to both of you. I have always loved the wood edge trimming to make floors and double-sided carpet tape is wonderful! You'll see later how I use it for wallpaper too.