Thursday, September 24, 2009

Finally, the New Floor

Busy as a bee, oh yes!

Click this photo and the one below for a look at the "before" photos.



All that's left to finish are a few missing screws and a couple of thresh holds where different flooring materials meet.

The "wood" is actually this amazing product called "Konecto"--and although not as difficult to install as either true wood or a sheet vinyl--it is a thick, heavy product and I was very challenged to cut it with a utility knife. The "planks" are actually individual pieces with adhesive cleverly put on tabs around all four edges so that the end result is a floating floor, but all "tabbed" together to become one large, fitted piece. The "trim" was simply plain pine quarter round, sealed with a couple of coats of Varethane to make it more water resistance.

I laid an underlayment, also made by Konecto, because out of view in the earlier photos, some pretty large pieces of the sub floor were removed and replaced. Besides adding insulation, the underlayment is there to "smooth" the rough surfaces below the flooring.

For the final customization, the whole area on the right, also illustrated as the open area below the window, will NOT have the original "couch/bed" replaced. Rather, I'm putting together a special folding table and chair in order to use this end of the camper as a "seasonal art studio." I've decided this needs to be kept flexible, though, because at other times, I put in two or three comfortable folding chairs in the space when guests visit (in case the weather is bad.) If visitors "take turns" moving, I can have up to 8 guests at one time...just barely! Frankly, if I do have guests coming, I'd prefer to use the large deck area!

16 comments:

BeadedTail said...

The floor is fabulous! You did a great job!

Reese =^..^= said...

First, the bee photo is fabulous! The floor is pretty and so unique. Also, thank you for the sweet recommendation. I would like to return the favor in the near future!

Icy BC said...

The photo of the bee is just fantastic!

Your floor looks nice, and what a wonderful job you did..

Buggys said...

What a great job you did. The floor really does look super.

askcherlock said...

What a great and aesthetic look to the floor. It must have been a lot of work, but the end result is beautiful!

Theresa said...

That looks great and you did a fantastic job.

Grace said...

I don;t understand anything about the floor project (it does look very nice) but I do know that first photo of the flowers and bee is SUPER!

Sandee said...

I love the new floor. Much easier to keep clean too. I wish I would have thought about that when we had our home built. Oh well.

Have a terrific day and weekend. :)

kml said...

What a great job you did - it is beautiful! The materials they make these days look so real. You must be thrilled!

Petula said...

That's fabulous!

Amy Lilley Designs said...

GREAT JOB...live and learn...and the photo is stunning...from gifted photographer, jewelry maker to construction...well done!!!!

Ann said...

The floor looks fantastic. You did a great job. I just love the look of a wood floor. Oh and the bee picture is stunning

Split Rock Ranch said...

Wow, it looks awesome! We're trying to figure out what to put on our floors in place of the nasty carpeting. I don't want carpet again, tile is sooo hard on your feet (we have porcelain tile in the area of the wood stove for safety's sake). We found some vinyl flooring that looks just like wood flooring only it is under $2/sf and would hold up better to the dogs, cats, work boots, rocks, etc. that go in and out of our ranch house. I'll have to google your flooring and see if it would work for us.

Jason Gallimore said...

Those floors are amazing! Thank you so much for following my blog, The Common Progressive. However, the pleasure comes in having been introduced to your blog! WOW! You are a truly gifted photographer. I will be back often. Cheers!

rachel said...

hands down the classiest camper I have ever seen. And Logan thinks it "looks beautiful"

The Guy's Perspective said...

Absolutely Gorgeous!!!

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