We have been originally going to place wooden plank flooring down this spring, and so final December I merely painted our kitchen floor white. So there’s this really cool event house in Manhattan known as Gary’s Loft that firms like to host events at. One of the areas is large and open and all white, with beautiful, gappy wide-plank white wood floors. I had the thought that reducing down and utilizing plywood as the planks may obtain a similar, and even more rustic (in a great way) look.
We borrowed a truck from my type brother in law and he and the House Depot guys helped us load up the 25 sheets of reduce wooden. These wonderful gloves practically never left my fingers throughout the two or so days I was putting in the planks and moving them round. I believe this step made an enormous difference in serving to the planks appear like they are not just lower down plywood pieces.
As soon as we had all of the carpet removed and all the wooden planks upstairs to the back porch, it was time to start out the only tedious a part of this undertaking: all the sanding. In case you start your installation on a protracted, straight wall and just deal with maintaining even spacing, the planks will look great. It’s so worth shopping for an air compressor, or even just renting one and a nailer for the day from Dwelling Depot or Lowes.
To put the wooden down, I first squiggled on to the back aspect of the planks a line of Subfloor Liquid Nails (within the large contractor size, using the oversized caulking gun). I did not fill the nail holes both in the long run to assist the wooden look extra like outdated planks. I found a miter saw was the best and most actual solution to lower down the planks shorter. When the wooden was all put in, I needed to get the whole lot painted and sealed asap, so the raw, freshly sanded plywood wouldn’t get dingy. You might be really sloppy with this first coat, too, in order that the paint drips down the sides of the planks.