Many of us dream of pulling up our scuzzy carpet only to discover an original hardwood floor hiding beneath. But what if that hidden hardwood floor was a yellowish 70’s parquet? Nooo!That’s like winning the lottery only to discover the jackpot is six bucks.
Better After reader Wendy decided she’d much rather painstakingly pull up all her carpet, tacks, etc, then prime and paint her floors then spend one more minute looking at that parquet. She says, “I’m 59, so this project is a bit of a challenge, but I think the results are worth it. I’ve even learned how to miter trim to replace the quarter round that was ripped out when the carpet was installed 19 years (blech) ago! I’m especially happy that I now have a dust-free environment for the grandchildren.”