Just call me Dr.  Frankenstein (here's how I finished my home gym locker floor)

Just call me Dr. Frankenstein (here’s how I finished my home gym locker floor)

I’ve already informed you ways I lined the primary flooring of the house fitness center utilizing FLOR carpets (you may see that right here), so I really hadn’t deliberate on sharing the method of ending the ground within the closet space of ​​this room. However as quickly as I began the precise mission yesterday, I made a decision I wanted to share it.

I needed to share this course of for one motive – to point out that even perfectionists like me typically need to undertake a “simply do it” angle.

Here is what the closet space seemed like earlier than I completed it yesterday (besides the primary a part of the room had the brand new carpet squares, not the outdated foam tiles)…

So I needed to change every part earlier than I even began. And as soon as that was all out, here is what the precise flooring seemed like in there…

That is subfloor. This house is over 70 years outdated and the unique subfloor is 1″ x 8″ and 1″ x 10″ clapboard and as you may see it had some points.

The complete flooring on this total room has points which is why I did not decide ​​to sand and repaint the hardwood flooring. In some unspecified time in the future within the very distant future I wish to take away and substitute the whole flooring and subfloor on this room. However for now, I simply wanted a strong base to put the rug squares on.

So after working all afternoon and all night time, that is what the closet flooring seemed like after I was finished…

It nonetheless wants baseboards and a spherical room, nevertheless it would not look pretty much as good!! I used to be so excited to lastly have it finished. I have been taking a look at that subfloor since 2019 so I am thrilled it is lastly completed.

However once more, the purpose of this put up is to point out you that typically even I, a perfectionist, need to undertake a “simply do the factor” angle, and even when the method appears terrible, I provide you with an finish end result that i can stay with.

My predominant aim was to do that with out spending extra money. This meant that I solely wanted to make use of what I had readily available. First, I wanted some type of vapor barrier, so I had a Tyvek wrap readily available. I stapled this in place on to the subfloor.

I needed to reduce a gap for hatch entry to the crawl house on the left aspect of the closet.

After which I used what I had readily available to construct that flooring in 3/4 of an inch in order that it might be flush with the wooden flooring in the remainder of the room. I began with the few scraps of hardwood flooring and put in them till they have been flush with the cupboard aspect of the jambs within the field opening.

After which I used items of three/4 inch MDF that I had readily available. Sure… MDF. 🙂 Once more, that is what I had readily available and I did not wish to spend cash on “flooring” that might simply be lined.

It took numerous reducing, meeting, and gap-filling across the edges, however I lastly bought all of it lined. I did not really feel the necessity to reduce a brand new hatch cowl so I stored the unique with the unique floorboards connected to it and simply stuffed within the surrounding areas.

And sure, I used my jigsaw puzzle proper there in the lounge, proper on my new rug. 🙂 After dwelling with these FLOR tiles for just a few days, and seeing how sturdy and simple to hoover they’re, I felt fairly assured that they might be advantageous.

Here is a more in-depth take a look at the hatch cowl with the unique floorboards and surrounding MDF. All of the leftover floorboards and MDF are nailed to the subfloor so there isn’t any manner for them to maneuver.

And simply to place your thoughts comfortable, here is what all of it seemed like after I vacuumed it up and simply earlier than I began laying the carpet tiles.

The toughest a part of getting the carpet tiles within the closet was reducing the piece for the hatch gap. By this time, I already had numerous expertise reducing the carpet tiles to go across the perimeter of the partitions, however this piece wanted to be reduce completely as a result of it was going for use. I could not have any snags on the sides or uneven cuts.

I used to be in a position to reduce it with fairly clear edges, and naturally the half that lined the hatch gap had six separate items. So I used masking tape to connect them securely to the again.

I’ll ultimately glue this piece of carpet to the wooden, however that may really require buying contact cement or one thing related, in order that wasn’t finished yesterday.

However for now, the piece of carpet is nearly completely in place. Initially, I may see the reduce fringe of the carpet protruding barely upwards. That is the sort of factor this perfectionist finds unacceptable.

And in individual, it is apparent that it wasn’t only a stripe on the rug as a result of the stripes go throughout. The reduce edge white had begins and stops on the sting of the tile.

So I solved that drawback with a black Sharpie marker. I used it to make the reduce fringe of the piece of carpet black so it might mix in significantly better with the carpet.

And it labored completely! Actually, I do not assume anybody would be capable to inform that there is a gap within the crawlspace proper there.

In order that daunting mission – one I’ve dreaded for a very long time – is lastly over. And although it would not look fairly in any respect beneath (it truly is a Frankenstein flooring monster down there), the top end result appears fairly good, if I do say so myself. 😀

Then I would like to put in the remainder of the trim (baseboards within the closet space and 1 / 4 spherical throughout the room) after which do some paint contact ups on the closet partitions after which I can begin including the dresser, TV, cabinets, mirrors and no matter else I resolve to place on this closet.

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