WE DO! And it is B-E-A-UTIFUL wood! Sunday night began the process of ripping up the very old brown/orange/green shag carpeting in most of the house to expose the wood floors beneath. Although we had an idea that there were hardwood floors everywhere under the carpet and that they were in pretty good condition (I had ripped up a little piece of the carpet - shhh...don't tell - during our very first walk-thru of the house to get a glimpse of the floor) we had no clue what was really in store for us. Would the floors need to be refinished -including sanding and staining? Would they need to be replaced if damaged beyond repair? Well, thankfully, the answer is NO to both questions as the hardwood we exposed is in almost PERFECT condition and only in need of a nice cleaning. AHHHH... makes the space so much lighter, brighter, bigger, prettier. I LOVE HARDWOOD FLOORS!
Here are some pictures to give you an idea of the process of transformation!
Joey got some help from friends (thanks Danny!) and family (thanks Dad!). And I got to watch and help sweep up the mess (that's the wife's job).
Dining Room Carpet
Dining Room After
Living Room Before
Danny and Joey ripping out the carpeting in the Den and Living Room
Living Room/Den After
The 3 men who worked very hard on removing carpeting/tack strip/nails/staples from these floors to make them look so beautiful!!!