If you’ve been here a while you know that we have had the toughest time with our floors that were installed by the builder. About a year into living in this house we found out that our engineered hardwoods had a manufacturers defect that allowed the top layer to scratch very easily. The product was discontinued by the manufacturer so we couldn’t get any replacement pieces for the boards that were heavily scratched so we basically just accepted the fact that at some point we’d need to replace the floors altogether. On one of our many trips to Home Depot I asked Brad to check out the flooring section with me on his way to get paint. We saw this particular engineered hardwood, we fell head-over-heels in love with it, and we knew right then and there we’d be bumping up our timeline for new flooring. (sponsored) It was just TOO GOOD!
The one we chose is the French Oak Mavericks 1/2 in. Thick x 7-1/2 in. Wide x Varying Length Engineered Hardwood Flooring that you can buy online or in-store. To us, it’s the perfect light/medium brown. Our particular store had samples of this on-hand so we took it home to ensure it went with the rest of our house and decor. And of course, it went well with everything!
The next day we ordered in-store and the process was streamlined and simple. We really appreciated the time and effort our particular Home Depot floor expert put into our order. She scheduled our measurement for that week, which was another quick and painless experience. I LOVED that The Home Depot flooring team handled ALL of the coordinating and delivering of products.
We scheduled install shortly thereafter and underwent quite a few days of demolition of our previous floors. This was NOT for the faint of heart, but our crew worked tirelessly to get every last piece of glue-down hardwood ripped up.
To protect the rest of the house from dust, our crew worked in certain sections of the house and put up plastic sheeting to prevent dust from traveling. We really appreciated this effort, but be prepared for lots of dust and extensive clean-up after. We also recommend changing out air filters after demolition is done so that dust isn’t re-circulated into the air.
After several days of demo, the crew was ready to start installing our beautiful new engineered hardwoods. This part of the process seemed much easier and went very quickly, compared to the demo.
The install took a total of 3 days, combined with 6 days of demo–this project took a total of 9 days. We were so impressed that the crew didn’t damage the baseboards, which we were able to keep and did not have to replace. One thing they did replace was the quarter round, which they installed on the final day of install.
There are MANY things we DIY here at Our Faux Farmhouse, basically everything..but we also know when to hire out. And this was the time to do it. This job would have taken Brad an entire month to do alone, but The Home Depot crew was in and out in 9 days. Our downstairs is completely transformed and we couldn’t be happier with our new engineered hardwood floors AND our experience with The Home Depot Flooring team.
September 15, 2020