As for the pad, you'd think the installers thought it would get up in the middle of the night and sneak away. Staples everywhere! Staples through the pad material and staples in the wood floor just for the fun of it! Staples smashed into the woodwork! And as a change from staples, broad-headed mails driven down to less than flush!
Well, I got the underlayment removed and bundled for pick-up, too.
Then the tack strips around the edges had to be pried up. Nails, more staples, splinters: at any moment I expected my dog to yelp in pain because he'd picked up something in his paw.
But the job got done.
Now I want to know, what are my options with the pine board flooring underneath?
And don't ya just love that slope in the floor! At some points it's more than an inch below the bottom of the baseboard.
I contemplate a really big shoe moulding.But maybe there're other options I haven't thought of. That is, short of tearing the surface off and shimming it up to level?