Flooring renovation completed

We finally finished renovating the flooring in our house. It spanned April 1-9 and necessitated a 5 day stay at the Airport Honolulu Hotel.

Abbey Carpet and Floor of Hawaii Store was in charge of the renovation.

We started with having the carpet tack strips and underlying asbestos tiles removed by Ohana Environmental Construction. That took a few hours.

Then, the next day, cement was poured over the floor in the dining room, hall, vanity, and closet. We had to stay in the hotel overnight while the concrete cured.

Then, koa vinyl planks were installed. These planks are waterproof, float over the concrete, and interlock together. We chose the upgraded planks with a cushioned layer underneath to improve walking and standing. This installation took one day. There was a small section that was uneven, so more cement had to be poured and cured. That took time.

Then, the molding and transitions were installed. That took two hours on the fourth day.

Finally, on the fifth day, the light grey carpet was installed in our living room and family room. This carpet is top of the line. It is made of soft nylon and is stain resistant. It resists stains from pet feces, urine, vomit, etc. The pad is made of foam and has a moisture barrier that prevents liquids from penetrating the pad.

We are very pleased with the results.

Dining room. We placed felt squares under the pegs of each chair and the dining table for easy gliding:




Family room:

Living room:

We don’t plan to renovate our house again in the future.

It is too much of an ordeal.

20 Responses to “Flooring renovation completed”

  1. DavidH Says:

    Well it was certainly an ordeal, but it was well worth it. The end result was amazing. This beautiful renovation has uplifted our spirits. It coincides with being fully vaccinated. Everything is well.

  2. Valerie-Jael Says:

    I’m sure it was an ordeal, but it looks wonderful. Enjoy your new comfort and elegance at home, enjoy life! Valerie

  3. AC Says:

    Looking good. Job well done.

  4. tomthebackroadstraveller Says:

    …looks smart!

  5. Doug M Says:

    I’ve been wondering about you guys… wow, 5 days at the hotel. Anyway Gigi, your new flooring looks really beautiful! Those wooden planks are a lot nicer than what I imagined, they did a wonderful job. I like the light neutral carpeting too–it all looks really good. :^)

  6. Olga Says:

    That really was worth waiting for — it looks beautiful, so fresh and inviting. Enjoy!

  7. Christine Says:

    Congrats it looks beautiful!

  8. Lois Evensen Says:

    How beautiful! I understand your last statement about not wanting to do this again! We live in a very old house (42 years!) and have renovated/added so much over the years. Every time we do something, we say, “never again” but…. 🙂

  9. Martha Says:

    It all looks fantastic – enjoy!

  10. wisewebwoman Says:

    Worth the effort, it is great that you are so pleased with the results!


  11. Arkansas Patti Says:

    Definitely worth the inconvenience. The planks look wonderful and I love the carpet brightens your home.

  12. dkzody Says:

    Congratulations on getting through the home remodel. You are a braver sort than me. Just the idea of packing up and moving furniture to do that job gives me the newbie/jeebies….You were very smart to stay elsewhere while the work was done. It would be the only way I could even think of doing it.

  13. Elephant's Child Says:

    It looks wonderful. Settle back and enjoy it.

  14. DJan Says:

    Fantastic job! It does look wonderful. Glad this is now behind you.:-)

  15. DeniseinVA Says:

    It all looks beautiful Gigi, you must be very happy with the results.

  16. Nancy Chan Says:

    The ordeal is worth it. Now you have a beautiful flooring and you can now enjoy the house.

  17. Rain Frances Says:

    Wow Gigi, those floors look amazing! I can’t wait to get to ours! Might take 5-6 years for that though.

  18. honoluluaunty91 Says:

    Looks great!

  19. Matt Wagner Says:

    Much Mahalo Glenda & David for allowing us to serve you. So elated you are both happy.

    Aloha and God Bless!

  20. Far Side Says:

    Looks great, I love the vinyl such a rich color!

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