09:12PM | 01/02/04
Member Since: 01/02/04
1 lifetime posts
hello, i am new to these boards. i am 19, and i am currently remodeling my room. the room is fairly small, just 10x12, and i am just wondering how to go about some things, and how much it may cost me. if anyone knows, i would appreciate any help!

my problem is this, i have no experience with carpet or hardwood. my plan is to pull up carpet that has been laid for nearly 20 years. underneath this carpet is hardwood floor. i wish to keep the hardwood, and not re-cover it. here are my questions:
1. what can i expect to find when i lift thet ancient carpet.
2. how do i go about restoring the hardwood floor (if i can at all)
3. how much time / money am i looking at here?

as i said above, i would appreciate any help that anyone may offer! thank you in advance, Kevin.


06:06PM | 01/03/04
Member Since: 01/26/03
542 lifetime posts find out what's under the carpet when you pull it up.but pull up the carpet ,pad and tac-strip,remove all the staples,then give the floor a realy good clean.then you will see what you have to work with....may times thats all you will need to do.a good paste wax will put a shine on the floor and fill the holes from the nails....good luck


05:38AM | 01/14/04
Member Since: 07/24/03
80 lifetime posts

I have lots of information on this on my site at

If you still need help send me an email. my email address is on the contact page.




Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.


type the code from the image


Post_new_button or Login_button

Rather than sitting concealed behind closed doors, this closet rod hangs out in the open like a ballet barre. Clothes face... It turns out that many bath and kitchen cleansers contain chemicals that are dangerous to the skin and eyes, and often pro... So often we paint tiny nooks white to make them appear larger, but opting for a dark, dramatic wall color like this one—Be... Chocolate-colored walls and large window frames allow the exposed wood beams to take center stage in this small screened p... If you're not crazy about the idea of commingling plants and pool, this modern variation may be more to your liking. The s... Yes, a freestanding garage can become its own tiny house. Artist Michelle de la Vega has all the comforts of a modern resi... There’s nothing like a new set of cabinet hardware to refresh a room. The possibilities are endless: Go modern, rustic, or... Pursue what's known as the stack effect. To achieve it, open the windows on both the upper and lower floors, and as warm a... Like no other floor type, a checkerboard design works wonders to underscore the retro kitchen theme. Vinyl flooring, ceram... Twine lanterns add pops of crafty—but sophisticated—flair to any outdoor setting. Wrap glue-soaked twine around a balloon ... When securely fastened to a tree or the ceiling of a porch, a pallet and some cushioning make the ideal place to lounge. V... Incorporate nature into your lighting scheme by securing a dead tree in a concrete mold and draping your pendant lamp from... For the cost of a can of exterior paint , you can totally transform your porch. Paint the floor a hue that complements yo... In this urban apartment, a standard-issue patio became a serene and green perch by replacing the typical concrete with gro... If you put the washing machine in the mudroom, you can stop the kids from walking through the house in dirty, grass-staine...
Newsletter_icon Google_plus Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss_icon