Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Rustic red oak hardwood flooring installation - Day 2

Today, by our second cup of coffee, the first plank of our new flooring was laid. From the first nail until the end of the day Stella was nowhere to be found, with Casey oblivious to the noise.

David and Dan Gallant of Gallant Design and Construction, our favorite Progressive contractors, knocked out the living room and part of the sunroom today, sound suppression padding included. 

Man, they do good work and didn't seem any worse for the wear when they left. We would have needed traction and heavy anti-inflammatories by days end.

Our big contribution to this effort tomorrow is to go on a quest for the perfect trim molding. Hey, we can handle that. And from the looks of things - two more days to completion and Stella keeping a low profile until then.


Casey seems to have adjusted nicely.


  1. This rustic red oak flooring looks very good. Congratulations! Oak flooring is very popular in general. The rustic style gives a real character to your room. I am sure you are happy with your new hardwood floor.

  2. It looks very classic! Pics are really very great. I always had a great interest on rustic oak flooring, There are numerous types of hardwood flooring available with a wide variety of features and characteristics to complement any décor, from the most old-fashioned to the most modern, and from the charmingly rustic to the resolutely urban. Last year I have done flooring from The Reclaimed Flooring Co, with Braided River Driftwood Oak Flooring. They had brown, grey and reclaimed green drown tones for a cool tone and mid to dark oak floor. Happy to look into my wonderful flooring house.