Interior Design Q&A: Re-flooring a Sunken Living Room

It can be tough to switch out flooring in sunken living rooms.

It can be tough to switch out flooring in sunken living rooms.

Q.  My husband and I have just purchased a 1979 two-story house with a sunken living room which has carpet.  We want to install hardwood floors, but how do we do it when the carpet goes up about 6 inches on the wall?  Above that is baseboard, and above that is the wall.  Please help – we are at a loss.

A.  It is difficult to give you a fair assessment without seeing the space; however, your options may include removing the carpet, installing the hardwood floors, and using oversized baseboard or similar trim to cover the 6 inches where the carpet used to be. Please contact us at 717-249-7052 or for a free estimate. Thank you for the question and best of luck in your new home.


DISCLAIMER: This article is provided as a reference guide only.  All mechanical, electrical, plumbing, remodeling, metal fabrication, and restoration projects should be handled by a qualified, professional contractor like the Tuckey Companies.  Information presented here is of a general nature that may not be applicable in all situations. Tips, articles, and accompanying information do not represent an official recommendation of the Tuckey Companies.

(Text Copyright 2015, The Tuckey Companies)

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