One of the first big projects that I want to take on in my house is ripping the carpet out of the office. The room I currently use as an office is actually an old screened-in porch. At some point, the back door was taken out and replaced with a window, so it now just serves as a little room. The problem with the room is that I don’t think it was quite properly renovated. My cat has taken a serious liking to the carpet in that room and peed on the floor more than once. That’s not a typical thing for him, so I strongly suspect that the room smells of other animals.
(Yes, I have had the cat checked by the vet, no he isn’t sick. But thank you for your concern.)
I thought I had the problem taken care of. Then the humidity rose. As did the smell. Yuck.
So my plan is to rip out all of the carpet in the room. A quick peek tells me that the floor beneath is just concrete. So I want to pull up the carpet, clean the floor, seal it with some sort of concrete paint, and then throw an indoor/outdoor rug (already owned) over top. The floor won’t be padded very well, but I don’t spend much time in there as it is, so I’m not worried about how it will feel under my feet. I just don’t want it to smell like cat all the time!
I’m hoping to get started soon. First I have to take everything out of the office. Next step is ripping up the carpet to see exactly what I’m dealing with. Should be an interesting project.