Sometimes when a customer wants to redesign their house to have hardwood added, we have to do a process called ‘lacing the wood’. One of our customers contacted us regarding a home that had some hardwood and carpet but they wanted to update and have all hardwood in these areas. In order to accommodate that, we had to removed the carpet and begin the lacing process. Here is an overview of the lace-in wood process with photos shown below of original, in process and the completed project:
- Removed existing carpet in family and dining rooms.
- Then installed 2 1/4″ wide, 3/4″ solid unfinished red oak hardwood in those areas.
- We had to lace-in at the dining room on both ends – mixing in the new wood with the old wood.
- The wood then had to be acclimated in the home for 7 days.
- After it was acclimated, we went back and stripped the color off of the existing wood floors.
- We then hand scraped the entire project (old wood and new wood) and stained a different color on all wood.
- Finished the job with urethane which took several days to dry!
IN PROGRESS PHOTOS
As you can see the wood looks the same in all areas with the exception of where the sun was shining in! Our design experts love making sure our customers are happy with the finished project. This customer was thrilled with their new floors and we could not be happier!
Design consultant on this project: Reenie Dodgen