Edith Bright Flooring November 28th, 2018 - 07:07:20
These are the cheap square kind that are just the peel and stick style of vinyl tile, and this tile is in my office and today we are going to go ahead and replace this cheap vinyl tile. With real wood floor and we're going to do this entire project for less than $ 80, so stay with me and I'll. Let's get started the room, we're working in is 111 square feet and we're going to be using four sheets of quarter-inch sanded plywood for this project. That gets me perfect coverage for that room. So I'm going to go ahead and start with these panels and cut each one of these panels into four inch strips, but to keep going and just so that you can see that I'm going to be doing this project on the super cheap.
Take a look at this beat down old table saw I'm using the adjustment. Knob there's broken, the top deck has been replaced with some beat-up old diamond plate, but this is the song I'm going to be using to make all my cuts just to show you that you don't need fancy tools to complete this project. A regular circular saw with a nice straight line, will work just as well, I'm going to be using this poly shade, Min-wax pecan shade finish stain and I'm going to be putting an additional coat of polyurethane on the project when it's completely done.
Alright. Well back to the project itself, as you can see, I've cut all of those boards into four inch strips and now I'm going to cut my 4 inch strips down to a variety of different sizes. Just so that my floor is going to have a staggered. Look. So that's the next step on the project to save time on this project, I went ahead and cut all my boards into four foot lengths and then alternated with the additional lengths that I needed for the length of the room. So in my case those are 4 foot boards and then boards that are about 3 foot, 11 or so inches, actually 3 foot and maybe 9 inches. I think so. That's what all the cut boards look like then go ahead and per-stain them.
So, let's do that next, okay, I'll, let those I got this board stained as you can see, and I let them sit 24 hours, so they set up overnight and they got a pretty good sheen on them went over them with a little steel wool, smooth them Out a little bit and that's about all the prep work, we're going to do we're going to go ahead and get this floor laid down. Okay. So here we are back in the room itself and you can see how I have pulled up all that old, linoleum tile and be working the section out of times. I have furniture in this room still and I've got a sub floor here. That's pretty smooth that I'm working with so I'm pretty fortunate in that respect.