when yo flo is a no go

Today I found out the third rule of home renovations.

Expect the unexpected. 

We were allllll set to have the cottage floors refinished…

but once the flooring guy took a closer look, it was a no go.

Apparently when the hardwood floors were originally installed, they just kind of attached the wood to the concrete without any subfloor.

So the floors were “springy.” Honestly, I never really noticed…

But then again, we hold the disco parties in the main house. 😉

In addition to no sub-flooring, they were in really bad shape. Like nails sticking up and piercing your feet.

I thought it added to the rustic charm. 😉

So here’s what took place today.

Operation Rip out the flo!




Over the next few days, the new stuff will go in.

It’s getting soooo close to being finished.

Here’s to NO MORE surprises!!! 🙂





9 Responses to when yo flo is a no go

  1. Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage February 6, 2014 at 4:43 am #

    Think of all the cool signs you can make with the old wood floors!

  2. Bethany February 6, 2014 at 12:32 pm #

    I was thinking the same thing as Lisa!

  3. Wendy February 6, 2014 at 4:38 pm #

    Love the new walls! What a change! Let me know if you are dumping the old floors- i’d be happy to haul them away for my rustic floor project!

    • Maple & Magnolia February 6, 2014 at 6:56 pm #

      Wendy, sorry somebody already scooped them up for a project! 🙂

      • Wendy February 6, 2014 at 7:00 pm #

        Bummer! Glad they are getting recycled that makes me happy!

  4. karen February 6, 2014 at 4:40 pm #

    Hi Heidi um Susan,

    Who is the manufacture of the dreamy flooring ? I have done some googling but not found “the” one.

    You need your own sitcom!!! Kudos to Kenny was so funny!


    • Maple & Magnolia February 6, 2014 at 6:56 pm #

      Hi Karen, I asked but they said it’s “to the trade only.” Sorry! Have a good day. 🙂

      • karen February 7, 2014 at 3:25 pm #

        Well as luck would have it….my husband is a licensed residential and commercial contractor . Do you think the secret could be unleashed?

        • Maple & Magnolia February 7, 2014 at 11:06 pm #

          I will ask!!!

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