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…to our carpet! We began the removal of our NASTY, UGLY, BROWN carpet this week.
I’ve been warned that what you find under the carpet is often disturbing. And dirty.
You ain’t kiddin’.
While flooring shopping this past weekend, my Dad and I decided the craft room would be a good place to start to see if we really can handle the installation of the laminate flooring ourselves. So on Monday evening Scott and I put on some socks (shoes are even better, but some kind of protection to prevent a staple in the foot is always a good idea, not to mention how GROSS it is once you start disturbing old carpet) and began cutting away. Our newly purchased utility knives did the trick and made quick work of removing both the carpet and padding layers.
Ta-da! In about fifteen minutes, we’ve got one less room covered in 70s-style carpet. I’m giving good ol’ Craigslist a shot to see if anyone would like to take it off our hands before carrying it to the dump. I’ve heard that there are many creative uses for it in an outdoor setting: preventing soil erosion on sloping areas, suppressing weeds in a garden, or even insulation under a compost heap. Even if there are no takers, at least I gave green a try, right?
Up next: removing the staples and carpet tack strips. Posting coming soon.