If you look closely at the floor in the picture below, taken a few months back, you’ll observe a startling feature: the floor dips about two inches to the right! It’s definitely two distinct levels that kind of slope together.
That’s because the two sub-floors are two different materials and two different heights. To the left, the sub-floor was wooden. To the right, the sub-floor was soapstone.
We decided to remove the old wooden sub-floor (which was caving in/ rotting from the damp crawl space underneath) and replace it with a new one made out of MDF. The other advantage to replacing it was we got to cover up those air conditioning holes in the floor that are no longer needed.
(Side note– don’t you just love how much more room there is with the stone hearth gone?! So excited!)
Yes, our kitchen looks like a battlefield. And yes, everything is absolutely covered in dust. (And by everything, I mean every single thing in our entire house.)
To ensure a totally level floor, we decided to cover the soapstone with the same boards and give the whole kitchen a uniform sub-floor. What a novel idea!
It’s not pretty but it’s getting there! I’ll be so glad once Evie’s walking to have a level floor. Talk about not taking that for granted!
4 thoughts on “New Kitchen Sub-Floor”
Aw, too bad about the soapstone.
I admire you two for your determination and creativity in up-grading your house. It’s looks amazing.
Aww thank you! Some days I’m proud of us and other days I wonder what the heck we were thinking…
I have had both types of concrete floors, but I definitely know, that it is better to have a stained concrete flooring. Specially if you have pets around. It is because stained concrete floor is easier to clean, is cheaper and there is a huge variety of colours and styles available. I had specialists of concrete surface preparation at Toronto to handle mine.
Thank you Sandra!!! So good to know and keep in mind.