So, we decided to tear out our vinyl flooring and old breaking tile (most was from the 80's) and put in new tile for spring break. We thought it would take us about 4 days to do it. We started tearing out the old flooring Monday. We had to tear out a layer of underlayment under the vinyl flooring so it wouldn't be too tall, and build up a layer under the tile. The guy who added the underlayment used particle board, glued down, with staples almost every inch. 3 days later, after working all day long with at least two of us going at it, it still isn't all up. We literally had to use chisels to chip away the particle board as it splintered into layers. DH went back on service today and won't be able to tackle it again for 2 weeks. We think we have at least 4 more days work to finish up the job. I think we way underestimated what we can do! (It'll be 500 sq ft when we are done. Our first house was only 400 sq ft!) So, want to see the beautiful floor I get to live with till it is done?
The floor before: (We tore out that railing, too. It feels much more open without it!)
Notice the missing tile:
We put the kids to work. They were so great taking care of the baby, doing dishes and fixing meals and helping tear out floor and clean up.
This is what we have now. And, yes, this is under the high chair. Those baby spills are going to be so fun to clean up now!