Have you ever heard the saying “It’s gonna get worse before it gets better”? Well, that certainly applies to the Colclough house.
As you’ve seen in our previous posts, we removed a few walls to turn three rooms into one big kitchen. The floors in that new layout were good and bad, with many damaged areas. In other areas of the house, we have some patching to do. Our solution? We removed the entire kitchen floor. The good wood will be used for patching. Anything left will be sold for use in other homes.
As you can see in the photo above, we used one of the front formal rooms as the holding area for all that wood flooring along with a lot of the bead board that we removed from the ceilings. We also tried to remove all the old nails from each strip of wood.
The new kitchen will feature a new subfloor and all new hardwoods using the same cut and species of wood: quarter sewn heart of pine. This is the finest cut of wood used back in 1910.
This week, Sedaris Flooring began to patch all the damaged areas throughout the house. When the house is close to completion, they’ll come back to sand and seal the floors throughout the entire house.