Toward the end of January, we had our fireplace re-done and had the carpet pulled up and hardwoods put down. With pets in the house, the hardwood just seemed like a better option. So far we're loving it.
Mike's parents came when they were finishing up the floors, so it was a little chaotic around here for a few days, but we managed.
Day 1 was pulling up the tile from the fireplace
Putting in the tile. It's tumbled travertine and looks a little nicer than the former plain 12" tiles.
Grout is in and trim isn't installed as of this picture (day 2)
What our house looked like with the carpet torn up (day 2)
And the kitchen. Not sure if we will ever be done dusting with all the tile they tore out
Floor leveling in (day 3)
Day 4 (starting the hardwoods). It is distressed hickory flooring.
Study. We chose not to do our bedroom as I like the feel of carpet in the bedroom(s).
Fireplace trim in. Job finished!
So far we love our flooring. Distressed doesn't seem to show the wear like a straight finished hardwood.