||[Dec. 22nd, 2008|12:50 am]
Yesterday and today I learned two things.|
1. I can pretty easily succesfully install laminate flooring. The green room in the moonbase is now covered in a cheap, but attractive faux-wood floor. Oh, sure, I made mistakes, and maybe the gaps are too big on some edges and too small on other, but by and large I think it's okay. I guess maybe in a month it might buckle or something, but right now I'm going to assume it won't.
2. Installing molding (quarter round to cover the gaps in the floating floot) is way beyond me. Maybe it's just the cheap-ass molding I bought, but I can't even drive a nail through it without splitting it. I even pre-drilled, and that didn't help. The enterprise seemed iffy to begin with. Apparently you're supposed to do something complicated with inside corners, but I was hoping to get away with simple 45 degree angles.
So now I sleep, I guess. the sleep of the failure.