Yes, it was most definitely time for the old 1960’s linoleum to take a trip to the landfill!
The old linoleum in most 1950s and 1960s homes have a 5/8″ plywood underlayment on top of the subfloor. Tools: circular saw, Multimaster, Gutster prybar and a little elbow grease.
The old linoleum is gone and good riddance! Subfloor is ready for red oak hardwood flooring.
Good progress being made on the installation.
The hardwood flooring has been installed and sanded. Notice we already finished under the fridge so we don’t have to move a fridge over a finished wood floor.
At this point, the hardwood floor has been chemically treated with a product called smoke by Rubio Monocoat. This chemical wipes on and wipes off, then drys for a while.
The remodel is complete (ok, so we have some baseboard and toekicks to install)! The finish that was applied to the hardwood is Rubio Monocoat Chocolate. This products buffs into the hardwood and any excess buffs off. No finish build, just a beautiful natural look!