Once the carpet and padding are off, it’s time to take the trim off. I was actually really worried about this part because in our last house when we took off the trim to put in laminate, we broke several pieces. I did not want that to happen in this house, it’s really nice trim and I did not want to break it. So we got a trim puller tool. If you ever take off trim, you have to get this. It’s awesome!! We were so worried that it would take hours to get the trim off, nope just 30 minutes or so and they came off perfectly. No breaks, so damage, it just came right off! All you do is put the tool behind the trim and with a rubber mallet, tap the tool behind the trim. Continue to do that all around the time until it comes off cleanly.
*When do you use this tool, you will need to break the seal of the trim and the wall with a box cutter. If you don’t (we tried) it will damage the wall by taking off the paint or drywall. The best way is to stick the blade behind the trim so you know you aren’t cutting into the wall or the trim*
And instead of sweeping 2-3 times a day, I got a hardwood vacuum.
If you’ve been thinking about putting in hardwood, you should!! I love it and it makes our room feel bigger.
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