So we weren't as lucky in the living room as we were in the bedroom. The hardwood under the living room carpet isn't in the best of shape. While we decide whether to have it refinished or just laminate over it, I'll have to get rugs. The dining room (which was the original kitchen) had white vinyl flooring under it - that's the easy fix with the sticky squares, I'm hoping to have that complete next week.
Much thanks go out to my step son and his girlfriend for helping pull up the carpets and all those dreaded tack boards. I'll be pulling up staples for what will seem like FOREVER. For some reason the bedroom had no tack boards or staples, the carpet had a tacky type back that held it to the floor - it pulled right up!