Our Weekend Gig - New Flooring

Submitted by Ana White on Fri, 05/03/2013 - 11:11

Comments

vanduima

Fri, 05/03/2013 - 13:36

Awesome job with the install. I love the contour gauge you used!

I wanted to weigh in on one point you made around allergies and flooring. There is research currently being performed (soon to be released) that shows carpet to be as good as, if not better than, hardwood/tile for asthma and allergies. This research shows that carpet acts as a sink for the allergens and as long as there is regular cleaning (vacuuming), the allergens are removed. With hard flooring, you have to clean it roughly daily to keep the allergens out of the breathing zone.

That being said, I definitely would have replaced the old carpet, but for allergies, hard flooring doesn't necessarily have to be put back in. The biggest thing is to keep the floors clean. A clean floor is a healthy floor.

Ana White

Fri, 05/03/2013 - 13:58

You know, it does seem like a house with hard surface floors does have more dust in the air than carpeted rooms ... good point!

For this carpet, though - it was temporary carpet, so it may have been used even before install, and then the renters had pets, so a big concern was what might be in that carpet.

vanduima

Fri, 05/03/2013 - 15:20

I did the same thing when I moved in. While taking it out, we found enough evidence to make us glad we removed the old carpet. Thanks for the response and keep up the awesome work!!!

spiceylg

Fri, 05/03/2013 - 18:57

Totally understand your dilemma and why you are helping your sister out, but man oh man... I wish I had all of your stamina! I honestly don't know how you all do it. When both houses are done, you should seriously take another vacation!

exuma_momma

Sat, 05/04/2013 - 08:01

I love this! I love how you guys all work together as a family to get the jobs done around there. Very sweet. I love how you, Ana White, the famous Ana to most of us on here, still can get a little overwhelmed with these types of jobs and have reservations at times, yet you still produce an amazing result. And props to the RAM (who sounds a lot like my fearless husband) for just going for it. We all have our roles and that's what makes us strong--together :) Bless you guys!! Thanks for another wonderful post.

jcmcw730

Thu, 05/09/2013 - 14:26

The new flooring is beautiful! I actually wanted to post a comment for your sister and your littlest niece. Has your sister ever looked into baby carriers, especially the mei tai style carriers (http://www.onceuponasling.com/Meitais.php) and soft structured carriers (http://www.onceuponasling.com/softstructure.php)? They have been a life saver for me with my 3rd daughter, especially for doing housework and going grocery shopping.
This site has good info about finding the best carrier for mom & baby needs: http://babywearer.org

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