7. Unless you are a floor genius you will more then likely end up with a gap on one side or both. This is also why you want to do a rough draft. To best figure out how to deal with that.
8. I used this patch and leveler to fill those gaps. Simply because it is what we had. For the stairs I also shoved wooden skewers into the gaps before using the patch (yep, real scientific.). Just be sure to use a putty knife or something like it to get a nice clean look.
Your diy floor is now done. Add threshold thingys to any doors. And finish it how you like. The best part of this floor is that it isn’t perfect. It looks very charming and cottagey. I chose to paint it. But, even staining it or using clear poly would look lovely!
There is my diy cheap flooring. And I’m telling you…this floor is soo pretty! I want it in my whole house. Really! One of my better diy ideas, if I don’t say so myself!
I have answered all the questions I’ve received about this project in this post.
Lath is not designed for flooring. I did this because I could. I wanted to try it. And I am okay with it not working…I’ll just do something else. This is what my floor looks like NOW. In 1 year? who knows. (Actually, I know now…it holds up well.) I’ll tell you. So…please think, research, and ask before doing lath for your floor. It might not be as cool and awesome for you! And…it is probably not recommended if you may need to resell. Got it? Good.
For the complete hallway reveal… head HERE!
Or, better yet… check out a full round-37