Step Two: Tear out the carpet. (Hint: Its easier to cut it into sections then remove, rather than trying to lug THAT much carpet and padding out.) My husband is so super smart.
AHHHHHHHHH!!!!! Careful!!! You might find concrete under there, BUT you might also find HIDEOUS 1970's YELLOW LINOLEUM!!!!
Step Five: Lay 6 ply plastic down and tape. This helps prevent moisture come into the house from underneath.
Step Six: Lay the wood. Mind you ~ A miter saw will become your best friend....or your husband's who happens to be doing all of the work!
Step Seven: Sit back and admire your work!!!!
So, now .... here are some before and afters.....