Sunday, 7 September 2014

Best Laid Floors




When the Rabbit Welfare Association talk about "A Hutch Is Not Enough" for rabbits, I think I now have a sense of what they mean. On Thursday and Friday I was squidged in the dining room all day while the floor was fitted. It was sooooo boring! I managed to escape the house for half an hour in order to nip to Second Hand Rose for some beautiful pine filing drawers I'd seen on Facebook. I was too late, had the floor been down ten minutes sooner I'd have had them but someone beat me to it. 

Anyway. On Thursday morning the screed layer was smoothed on like a big layer of grey Angel Delight. When it dried it looked like a slightly nicer version of what we already had. Friday was the fun part. The guy (who was very nice indeed) sanded over the surface then did a bit of patching (the dark grey bit in the top picture). he dried this with a big hairdryer, well it looked more like one of those embossing tools cardmakers use. Then he did all the measuring with his handy chalk line etc, and added the adhesive to half of the room (as you can see in the top picture). The next 4 hours was nothing but tile laying and stories of the various places he's laid flooring - everywhere from footballers houses to Blackpool Pleasure Beach, and quite a few dodgy sounding places in between! 

Then he brought in the heavy duty kit


An exciting metal roller to make sure everything was stuck down properly! I loved it. Finally, it was done, Dan paid the remaining balance and off he went to be shouted at by a lady who had no skirting boards. I was left with this 



It's amazing! Although I can't help but notice how much everything else needs painting, cleaning or otherwise primping! The rabbits aren't sure about it yet, but I am. Massive thanks to the chaps at Terry's Carpets in Blackpool, not the most glamourous of showrooms, but they really know their stuff. I am made up. 

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  1. It does look amazing and what incredible light you have.

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    1. Thanks.

      The light is fantastic, the big windows were one of the reasons we liked the house so much.

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  2. Looks good. Enjoy that lovely feeling for a while, of having completed something that changes your life. When we complete big jobs on the house that really make a difference to how you live in it, we always find it hard to believe how we managed before they got done and wonder why we didn't do them sooner.

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    1. Thanks. I think the honeymoon period might be quite substantial after being without proper flooring for over three years!

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  3. Looks great. I know it's a bit of a hassle but it's always a great feeling when you get something done professionally and it looks just 'right'. That will be so practical for your rabbits.

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    1. Thank you, and thanks for nipping in for a look around.

      We're having quite a few jobs done at once and you're right it's worth the hassle, even when I think it's never ending!

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  4. Great floor - and now the fun begins - putting everything back!
    xx

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  5. Thanks. Putting the stuff back in has almost been fun, so tiring though, humping all the furniture around.

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  6. Looks like a lot of work but you can really see the difference - hope this didn't cause too much of a fuss.

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    1. Thanks. It was a lot of fuss, with having to relocate the buns, but it was worth it!

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