Get Rid of Your Carpet

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I have suffered from allergies for so long, and I decided to remove the carpet in our bedroom and install a luxury vinyl plank flooring.

If you have allergies have you considered removing your carpet?

I clean often (well I try) and even with vacuuming often, there is still a bunch of dirt that gets down into the carpet, not to mention the pet hair that tangled up on the carpet and sticks around.

Plus if you have kids, we’ll do I even need to say more…

yep I’m going to, the night before we installed the last little bit of hard flooring in my hallway one of my kids got sick, and they don’t have any warnings! They just throw up everywhere, yep he managed to throw up all over the last bit of carpet in the house, and as much as you clean and clean it is still there!

First thing you will do is remove everything from the room, then using a box cutter we tore a line down the carpet and started pulling it up.

this was surprisingly much easier than I expected!

Once you have all of the carpet removed as well as the pads, you will then need to remove all 500,000 staples 😣 okay it might not have been that many but it sure does feel like it! We also removed all of the baseboards because the new flooring is much lower.

The design my brother in law taught me is to do a full piece, 3 foot, 2 foot and finally a 1 foot.

I live the look of this layout so much!

Honestly installing this flooring is much easier than you think, as long as you have a rubber mallet and a saw you are good to go.

Although I would recommend at least two people on flooring!

Plus a job god as always 😂

Getting down to the end of the room you will need to measure measure measure!

And using a table saw for those final cuts.

I also wanted to show my transition point, the other areas in our home were already done but we couldn’t find the exact flooring. However the flooring we installed is sooo close to the color that we already have making this job so much easier, although we did leave the transition piece from the hallway to our bedroom so you can’t tell they are different.

You can see the new one is slightly taller.

the metal part was already there for the transition piece that we had.

Doesn’t it look so good?!?

I am so happy with how it turned out!

feel free to check out my Instagram for more pics

also the cost will depend on what flooring you choose and how much you need.

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  • Amber Amber on Jul 03, 2021

    Is there you a reason you chose not to install the moisture pad underneath?

  • Maureen Maureen on Jul 13, 2021

    what breed of dog do you have? It's gorgeous, looks like a Eurasier.

  • Sherrie Sherrie on Jul 17, 2021

    Thank you for sharing your project with us. I absolutely love your flooring. If you don't mind, can you share where you got it and the color. I'm in the process of redoing my floors and love this. Thank you again!

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  • Bek Bek on Jul 04, 2022

    Tech tip...put a coat of Kilz primer on the floor before installing the tiles. Even the less expensive brands will stay stuck forever.

  • Memo1955 Memo1955 on Aug 09, 2022

    I did one of my bedrooms upstairs that was carpeted. I found that since it was carpeted the builders did not make the plywood underneath very flush and I had to go in with a belt sander and even out a few spots before I could install the laminate. And there are the nails as well, had to be hammered down below the plywood so laminate would be flush. Also removed all the moulding. Then the vapor barrier underlayment and then the laminate. I found that the tongue and groove on the panels were not very cooperative and required a lot of finagling to get them to fit perfect. In the future and if your thinking about converting to laminate, just make sure that the tongue and groove laminate that you buy is able to connect and stay connected. I ended up having to shoot some brad nails in areas where it was popping up slightly. A better quality laminate would of eliminated this problem.