August 9, 2013

The floor project, Day 5.

It's all over but the drying.

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It will be ready to walk on in 8 hours, and we've got an 8 day break before we move the furniture back. So... ideas for things to do on a big, empty, shiny new floor. Don't say bowling!

39 comments:

David Aitken said...

Contra Dance!

Graham Powell said...

Obvious: dancing!

Lyle Sanford, RMT said...

The acoustics should be very lively - sing, make music, declaim?

Sea Urchin said...

If the windows were mirrors, you could hold an aerobics/yoga/pilates/whatever class in there. (I guess when it gets dark outside and the windows are reflective, you still could!)

Slide around in your socks. I think that's probably the number one thing that happens on new floors. I remember my parents had the sort of wood floors that you had to wax periodically, and so every couple of years that would happen and then we'd get to "help" buff the floors by putting on old socks and sliding around. We had an inordinate amount of fun with that.

And of course just sit and enjoy your big empty space! We just moved to a much larger home than previously and until we got new couches the family room was just completely empty. It was nice. Restful to the mind. (With two kids and all their associated clutter, we don't see a lot of empty spaces!)

LarryK said...

Ballroom dancing, to a re-elect Walker soundtrack

Deirdre Mundy said...

Dancing. Sliding around in socks. A really big puzzle. An indoor picnic. yoga. Laying out sewing patterns. Sorting out clothes to figure out 'keep' and 'donate'

Bob_R said...

Stay off as long as possible. The finish will get measurably harder over a period of months. It's an exponential decay process, so most of the curing occurs in the first week, but it will be even harder in a month.

MadisonMan said...

I'll repeat my vote for a dark paint, at least around the windows. Dark paint there will draw your eye outside, where it belongs.

Your floors look spectacular.

gadfly said...

Here is what you should do during the eight hour drying window.

Amichel said...

Rollerderby! You could go by Ann A. Mosity for your derby name; as
jammer for the Mad City Rollers!

Bill Crawford said...

Have the dogs play fetch. A dog sliding on a slick floor can be quite amusing.

whatisblivit said...

Let the dogs in...

Brian said...

Dancing, of course.

Shawn Levasseur said...

Party at Althouse's place!

The dance floor opens in 8 hours!

Tim said...

Dancing of course!

gadfly said...

Something to buy in the next eight days in order to preserve your new floor.

traditionalguy said...

Has anyone guessed Roller skates? It's like mountain bikes but with smaller wheels on each foot.

RecChief said...

fire up the Glenn Miller records and dance, of course.

ebeeman said...

Sock "ice skating". :-)

El Pollo Raylan said...

Open up unfiltered comments and make that room into an echo chamber!

Ron said...

Curling?

Some kinda dancing!

Twister!

JackOfVA said...

Square dance?

Ron said...

Make a video where you read comments aloud with various forms of background music and/or costuming! Who doesn't want to see Hippie Ann reading comments to the tune of "Incense and Peppermints"?

Ron said...

a video of "live" comment responding!

Meade reads 'em, while Ann replies. (with cute dogs in video also!)

MadPohl said...

No dogs!!! Their nails will do nothing but harm.

Freeman Hunt said...

Beautiful!

Basketball?

MathMom said...

Square dance or Polka!

Broomhandle said...

As someone else noted, do as little as possible. Dry does not mean cured.

policraticus said...

No one has said the obvious.

So I won't either.

Enjoy the new floors! They look great!

surf-ed said...

Sock sliding for distance or channeling Tom Cruise in Risky Business. Get Meade to don some Ray Bans and righty whiteys and put on some Bob Seegar. Snap and post pics.

EDH said...

It's very romantic. To use the very 1960s term, you could make whoopie.

Inga said...

Gorgeous! What a great place to be online, almost like being outside.

mrs. e said...

what surf-ed said.

El Pollo Raylan said...

Got Wood?

Almost Ali said...

Beautiful. Lighter than I expected, which may make it easier to graduate the paint color - a shade up from the floor, a shade down from the wood.

Would like to see the long view showing windows -and- back wall... from where you normally enter the room.

MadisonMan said...

No dogs!!!

No Capes!

Sorry, that's just how my mind works.

madAsHell said...

Slip-n-Slide anyone?

Elliott A said...

Curling!

southcentralpa said...

curling with something non-scratching ...