I couldn't take another day of that dirty, raggedy plastic on my floor-so I ripped it all up. We ripped up the old floor in November of 2019 so this has been a long time coming. The Mister has been hemming and hawing about getting the new floor down because of the stove issue (we have yet to solve) but I was OVER IT. Up it all came and out it went.
I also ripped up the rest of the tile that was in the landing area that transitions to the kitchen floor. Now he didn't have a choice. We had to do something to cover that nasty plywood sub-floor.
What I have wanted to do for a long time was to take the boxes of new flooring and just lay the planks out on the floor so we could play with it for a while until we figure out just what we want to do with it. That's just what I did. The only problem was I couldn't find the things that go on the legs of the chairs and tables to protect the new floor. I knew I knit all those dishcloths for a reason. They came in very handy.