Okay so I decided to go ahead and do the floor today as well. I really wanted to have the demo finished but the electricity going out for 4 hours hurt me. Bad…
Okay so the floors I had were those tile looking vinyl. It looked really pretty but in spots the top layer peeled off and I have had to replace a tile or two. That is nerve wrecking to say the least. The last time a tile peeled I just left it. Funny how since I been renovating I been dragging cabinets and dropping tools and the top layer stood up but there are a lot of scratches in the floor now.
This is how they looked.
Under this tile is sheet vinyl then wood then asbestos tiles then pine floors. The plan is to cut out the top three layers (down to and including the wood). I set my blade on my circular saw to meet the bottom of the wood floor and I plan to cut out squares and pull up the squares.
The first thing I noticed is the vinyl was shredding under the blade and flying everywhere, including my new walls. That was a bit distressing. I hope you can see what I am talking about in this photo…
when I pulled up the first square I realized i had the layers wrong:
- vinyl tiles
- sheet vinyl
- wood subfloor
- tar paper
- pine floor
Being that I have a whole roll of tar paper in the basement and this paper was a little “dry” I wonder if I should replace it as well. The pine floors look naaasty. I wouldn’t even consider keeping them
This junk was a lot harder than I thought it was going to be. Thank God I have a small kitchen!! I had to stop for the night because 1- I was starting to hurt 2- I was getting tired and 3- I have no lights in my kitchen and I can’t work in the dark. I will not work under a lamp using a saw…that’s too dangerous and if the Navy didn’t teach me anything else it taught me safety first.
I am going to work on my papers for school…they need to get done anyway.
I am starving but it is storming like crazy again and no way I am driving out in this mess. I will find something in here to eat. It may not be healthy but it will be something to eat.