Latest Discussions : Flooring & Stairs


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.


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