Welcome back dear readers! I left you last time with the completed bookshelves in the sunroom at The Shack.
Next we began installing the hardwood floors. There’s actually a sequence of installation to these things, since ideally the cedar planks and door casing should sit atop the floor, and the ceiling will ideally butt up next to the walls. We did quite a bit of logistics and planning before starting the renovations in this room!
First a thick paper moisture barrier will go on top of our original plywood subfloor. Just as the name implies, this will help insulate and protect the floor against the infiltration of outside moisture from underneath.
We started at one side and began nailing planks to the subfloor, using a plumb chalk line as an installation guide to keep us on track. Basically, we nailed each plank of wood to the subfloor through the groove along one side. We used a special nail gun for this job, installing a complete row along the wall. Then to start the next row, we fit the tongue of the each plank into the groove of the first row and repeated the process, making sure to get a tight fit by tapping each piece with a rubber mallet, before nailing through the grooves again. Row by row, the floor gets completed.
Next time we’ll move on to the walls and casing. How exciting to finally see that rich green on the walls of the sunroom!! I can’t wait!
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