New House: Installing Bamboo Flooring


We just bought a new place in Albany (closed at the end of September). There’s a lot of work that needs to be done in the place, but the main things to do before we can move in are painting, new flooring on the first floor and a new kitchen.

We hired some painters to do the painting. Chris wanted to do the flooring so we bought 53 boxes of strand bamboo flooring (super durable)  from Lumber Liquidators (at 50 lbs each, Chris had to carry each box into the house) and rented a floor nailer from the tool/party rental place.

Luckily, for the install, his friends Chris and Jon flew out from Boulder to help out for a week. We spent about 100 hours between the three of us over 3.5 days to install the floor.  Total cost was around $4000.

2 thoughts on “New House: Installing Bamboo Flooring

  1. Hyo Yoon says:

    OMG you guys are amazing. not just having accomplished the flooring and installing a ikea kitchen (i almost got a mental breakdown over building ikea pax wardrobe, so can’t imagine what a whole kitchen is like), but the actual courage to take this on! well done, chris and your two (soon to be unionised) friends!
    BTW the house looks great! so sunny! CONGRATULATIONS!

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