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Old 10-19-2011, 08:46 AM   #1
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1950 house carpet or keep hardwood

Hello. O'Malley moving into my house in two weeks. The entire house has area rugs in every room. Under these rush is a beautiful hardwood floors throughout the entire house. We defentially want carpet in the master bedroom. I am thinking carpeting the living room and maybe the guest bedroom. The whole house has wood molding all around it also. What would you carpet. What would you recommend?


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Old 10-19-2011, 08:50 AM   #2
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I would keep the hardwood and area rugs.


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Old 10-21-2011, 01:04 AM   #3
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Keep the hardwood

I would keep the hardwood. You can redo them for not all that much money. To take care of the mold I would use baking soda with water to kill the mold. You can rent a sander from Home Depot and paper for about 300.00 then if needed stain the floors and apply 4-6 coats of high traffic polyurethane.I have picture of my floors that I did over this labor day as well as a family members for them. Let me know if you have other questions.
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I think I have came to a conclusion that the master bedroom and living room will be carpet. all other rooms (dining room, guest bedroom, office, hallway) will all be hardwood floor.
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Diy flooring is not for newbs, careful. I've seen some really bad diy flooring, I have heard even the seasoned vets say they hire the pros to do wood flooring. All it takes is a few to many seconds in one spot to make it wavey, or worse.
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Doesn't sound like you're saying you plan on refinishing the floor. Are you? If so it can be done but as mentioned floor sanders need to be treated with respect. I've done probably 5 floors by now and the first one was definitely a learning process with a few divets in it. If the floors are at all uneven then you should *definitely* leave it to an expert.

Not sure why you mentioned the molding around the walls. It should not matter when you put the wall-to-wall down. They just go right up to it. If it is older, multipiece molding and there is 1" quarter round at the bottom of it then you might want to think about taking that up first.


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