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You spelled steam wrong .

I remember pulling up the carpet tack strip. God I hated it so much. Seeing how I'm right next door (state wise) I'd come and work 24/7 on the room while you were doing your own work to get it done for you, provided you pay the meals, hotel, mileage, and payment lol.
Corrected... Thanks...

You have no idea how appealing that sounds to me right now, after my arms feeling like JELLO. But, I think I am supposed to be enjoying this... Building my own personal haven from scratch... (Or at least that's what my wife says)

The biggest obstacle right now is my WORK and my short ATTENTION SPAN. Hopefully, I will be able to finish this project without giving up and hiring someone else to finish like I always have been doing.

Thanks for the offer though... I do have 5700sq/ft of other space, so maybe I will take you up on that one day...
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Wasn't meant to be serious . I can't afford to go to TN right now anyways, but soon as my work picks up in April.

I probably won't be back today to check out any updates, going to the doctor's to see about BAD abdomen pain .
    
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You've got a busy week ahead of you
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Regarding the carpet debacle, I would advise tearing that up to expose the concrete instead of leaving it. This just strikes me as something that you'll regret doing once it's completed. If you leave the carpet, I wouldn't be surprised if walking on it would create a 'crackling' noise from particular boards giving way from pressure due to the carpet. Also, you're using a vapor/mold/etc shield type of thing, too, right?
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Regarding the carpet debacle, I would advise tearing that up to expose the concrete instead of leaving it. This just strikes me as something that you'll regret doing once it's completed. If you leave the carpet, I wouldn't be surprised if walking on it would create a 'crackling' noise from particular boards giving way from pressure due to the carpet. Also, you're using a vapor/mold/etc shield type of thing, too, right?
Thanks for your input... Overall, the industrial carpet underneath seems to be in pretty good shape. Because of the timing issue, I am not able to get this thing steam cleaned professionally, but I am planning on laying down a 6mm moisture blocking material underneath.

I do agree that it would have been better if the carpet could have been removed, but since the foam underneath the carpet was ripping apart, it would have taken about a weeks worth of work trying to get every crumb removed with a scrapper.

I have consulted some pros, and they actually see this as a good thing, seeing is it will provide a layer of cushioning and sound barrier.

So I decided to move forward with just laying the laminate flooring over it.

Your suggestion is very welcomed, and thanks for your input.
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UPDATE

So, I haven't been able to post for awhile, but thing have been moving at a pretty good pace.

I don't know that I am moving at a pace which I had set for myself, since as I predicted, my work and other commitments are getting in the way, but I have been working very hard to keep up with the schedule.

My final deadline for finished product, ready-to-work, done-with-everything timeline is around Wednesday of next week.

I have a convention down in ATL starting on Thursday, so I would LOVE to come back to a freshly remodeled office...

This week has been committed to getting all the materials and supplies and painting so far.

I finished purchasing all the PAINT, FLOORING, and LIGHTS, and all the other supplies needed to get the job done.

So far, I have gotten this far...











As you can see, I have done quite of bit of painting... What you can't see right now is the two layer of ceiling paint that had to be done before any of this could begin, and taking off all the old lights which also had to be done.

I have hung three of the new lights so the wall painting can begin, and so far, all the wall colors have first coat on them, ready for second coat.

There is also a stripe of the same ceiling color (kind of a metallic grey) stripped across the middle of the wall to give a divider between the two colors.

This is quite tedious and it's taking forever, and my arms are about to fall apart, but it is great seeing the changes come to fruition...

I hope to be done with paint by Friday morning, and ready to start laying down the floors starting friday afternoon.

The few things left to buy (47" LCD TV, 10K BTU AC Unit, and new Base Molding) will also have to done by this weekend.

So far, I have gone over budget by $300 since I ended up buying more paint than needed, and I have upgrade the TV from 42" to 47"....

I will keep updating as often as I can, but boy this is tiring...

Thanks for watching.
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Nice update. It's really coming out great!
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Thanks.
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I like your room!
Square rooms are always nicer then oddly shaped ones are.
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I like your room!
Square rooms are always nicer then oddly shaped ones are.
Thank you. My room measures 15x18, so I guess it's just about square.
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