We laugh, we cry, we kick things…you’re bound to make a mistake and have to fix it.
In the big (or tiny) scheme of things, my first fail is pretty small. Check out the epic fails posted on YouTube!
You want to know what I did huh?! Honestly, I’m glad the mistake happened because it’ll work out better in the end. “It was meant to be.”
It all started on a sunny day…hmm? Ok I’ll get to the point. It’s LOFT TIME!
All boards are pre-painted so the color side will face down. Painting the boards ahead of time 1) prevents potential mistakes on the wood beams and 2) gives instant gratification. Awww
Laying the flooring down is pretty simple. We used pine tongue and grove. First, place all boards in the same direction. Add subfloor glue to prevent future squeaks and creaks. Immediately add the next board so the tongue fits into the grove of the previous board and firmly press it together. It takes a little bit of shoulder strength so stretch between rounds and count it as a work out. Staple the board to the beam while holding the boards together tightly. Then add the next board. When all the boards are placed, go back and add 2 screws in each board for each beam. Your loft isn’t going anywhere now!
After hearing about the process you’re probably wondering what’s up? What the heck did I do to warrant a fail?
Ta-Da! The good news is I have a loft, it’s strong,and feels bigger than I expected! The bad news is originally, I was going to stain the top side. But since I painted the wrong side of some boards I’m going with plan B. It’s ok though, it’s easy to fix and the downstairs looks awesome!
Let problems be new solutions you didn’t see coming!