In June I decided I couldn't stand the light-colored carpet anymore (in our dining and living rooms), so one day when Jason came home from work this is what he found:
And this is what we had underneath:
We spent the summer adapting to the much harder and noisier/squeaky floors and made sure we liked them. We knew they had been under carpet for at least 30 years and that the wood was a very thin/narrow maple that they don't make anymore, so I wasn't totally sure what they would look like, but anything was better than white carpet in the dining room!
Finally this week, the time came for them to be re-done and yay - we love them and they aren't nearly as "squeaky" now, so double yay!
Our "new" refinished floors:
Sanding (viewed through plastic)