That's No Sub Floor — That's a Space Station!

That's No Sub Floor — That's a Space Station!

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Sarah Rae Smith
Oct 14, 2010

Bad Star Wars references aside, my family has been without a floor or fixtures in our upstairs bathroom since we moved in (back in June). We've been busy taking care of bigger problems until now, but the time has come to finally lay a floor, seat the toilet, install the shower and spend the next few nights without sleep — but little did this Lowes associate know — he wasn't cutting our sub floor!

Over the coming weekend we'll turn these inexpensive pressboard panels into our bathroom floor. Wood?! In the bathroom?! We must be crazy! Well we are. We also know that to install tile in our small little space would still run around the $300 mark and that money could be used towards other things in our renovation process — like hiring an exterminator.

Assuming the weather stays nice, we'll be able to lay the floor and seal it up this weekend. The only question now is should they get a wash of color first, before they're sealed? Orange? Grey? Yellow? All of the above?

We've had the fixtures purchased but have been working out kinks in the plumbing (like the fact that there wasn't any), so this is a big weekend! We'll have photos for you early next week on the process — the process that will cost us a whopping $45 from start to finish.

Are you into a wood floor in the bathroom? Do you think it's the worst idea on the planet? Sound off in the comments below!

Image: Sarah Rae Trover

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