Wednesday, August 31, 2011
When we bought our lovely home, we were told it had hardwood floors. We even had a peek beneath a flap of carpet in the hall. Our original plan was to immediately take up all the old carpets before moving in. After looking at the situation more closely, we discovered 50 yr.old foam carpet padding quite adhered to the flooring. We had to ponder that dilemma before taking action. Finally, we came up with a plan. Cut away 2 feet of carpet and start scraping, using wooden spatulas followed by scotch-brite pads and lots of muscle. The task seemed daunting but we persevered. One week later we have a beautiful oak floor in our bedroom.