So when we moved in we had cheap laminate flooring in the renovated kitchen and bath. Fast forward 7 years we still had the same flooring, but ya know what with 4 LARGE dogs it didn’t look half bad. So we set out in search of similar looking flooring wood, laminate, or engineered. In 7 years it appears I have also become cheaper…more frugal…nope cheaper, lol. With a constant stream of never ending projects I set out watching craigslist for a bargain. Bam! Found 800sq ft of an engineered floor some other DIYer bought on clearance and then did not use. We bought all he had at about a buck a square foot. So we have a new kitchen floor, it closely matches the rest of the house and is durable enough for the dogs…hopefully
Behold the old above and below
We pulled up the old laminate and resold it on craigslist – it has a new home in that guy’s chicken coop🐔
We left the previous padding over the subfloor and old hardwood since the goal was to make this a floating floor also. West Texas drought is no joke and our house shifts constantly hopefully the floating part keeps it from gapping
We were hoping to find old hardwood – like the rest of the house- but it was only in part of the kitchen, boo.
First row started so we could fit the area under the stove
Not too bad for a days work. Oh yeah now I have moulding to caulk and paint!