Our 2 bedrooms have carpet--stained, impossible-to-steam-it-yourself Berber.
Twice, in a fit of pre-party panic, I called the professionals.
That's $200 I wish I had back. This weekend, I decided I was ready to live with nothing or figure out an alternative.
Turns out, there was something decent all along.
Our 1950's kit home must have come with finished sheets of plywood, just as our walls and ceilings are wood instead of plaster or drywall. The seams were sanded and even; the screws, countersunk and filled.
Damage remains on the edges, with tack strips and paint drips. I can either paint a border around the edge of the room, leaving the wood stain intact--or roll a coat of white floor paint over the whole thing.
What would you do?