Each summer, I like to do a different home improvement project. This summer was no different. I decided to do a cork flooring bedroom project. I decided to removed the carpet in the smallest room in our house. It’s our daughter’s room.
Benefits of doing cork flooring in the bedroom (the reasons why we went with cork):
- Softer on the feet than hardwood.
- If you get the floating floor interlocking boards, you can easily install it.
- Floating floor can easily be removed in the future if a new buyer wants carpeting.
- Don’t have to worry too much if the wall is not straight.
Here is the before picture of the room.
As you can see, the carpet was getting shabby as it should be, since it was 20 years old.
My son and I cleared out the room and started removing the carpet. Cut and rolled up the carpet in three feet strips and taped it together with duck tape worked great and was easy to carry.
Then, we moved on to cleaning the floor and inspecting it. Was it level? Where there areas of the baseboard we needed to repair? Was the plywood loose? Did it need more screws?
We used this underlayment from Lumber Liquidators. It is supposed to reduce noise. You see, our daughter is a dancer, and she dances in her room. With the carpet, it sounded like an earthquake was happening right above our heads in the kitchen. And, after we did this project, we asked her to dance around while we were cooking dinner and we heard very little. We are really pleased.
This is what the underlayment looked like. It was easy to use and we were able to go around door opens easily.
After we picked up the flooring, we had to wait three days for the wood to acclimate to the room. This helps with reducing expansion of the wood. At this point, we decided to paint the walls to a grey taupe color. It looks really nice with the flooring.
Drum roll please! Here is the file product. After 2 weeks of work, we were able to finish the project.
Here is the video of the transformation. I hope you enjoy it.
My daughter and I used removable stickers to make a headboard for her bed and to decorate her desk area for now. Please share if you liked it. Leave a comment below on what you liked about the project. Did you do something similar? Let me know by leaving a comment below.