Interestingly there are oak floors on the main level and pine upstairs. Today I worked in the room vacated by JET. It was the only room where the carpet and wallpaper actually coordinated and looked decent together.
I began pulling up the carpet and most of the petrified foam pad stayed on the floor:
This is the trail left by me dragging the rolled up carpet out of the room:
I swept up the crunchy debris, using a wide putty knife to pry it from the floor in some spots:
Then scooped it up into large trash bags:
After a thorough sweep and wash the golden pine floors look wonderful:
When Dandylion leaves, this will become my sewing room.
Ah, a job well done. Isn't the sunshine pretty on the floor and door?