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.