As I get closer to being done with the flooring replacement on the main level of the Verona house, my next flooring project is coming into focus. I’m planning on replacing the living room and landing area carpet in the basement with life-proof vinyl, which is engineered to match the wood look of the hardwood going in upstairs but is waterproof to deal with any future seepage that may happen in future springs.
I’m going to leave the existing carpet in the library and bar in place, since it’s in great condition and it would be an unbelievable pain to move all of those bookcases and shelves (and the many tons of books and bottles currently on them) to replace the flooring. I’m also leaving the existing wood in place in the theater, and the existing tile in the wine cellar, and the existing vinyl in the bathroom. This makes it a pretty easily manageable project, that will probably have a budget in the realm of $3,000 (as opposed to $15,000 for the flooring upstairs). I have a measurement scheduled for next week, and am hoping to have the project done before Christmas.