September 6, 2010

TIME OUT


We have just returned from a great holiday in our little house. I have lots of pictures and lots to tell. We had a brilliant time.
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However, while we were away, decorating work was done on our house. Sadly, whilst most of it looks superb, the wooden floor, which simply needed sanding and re-sealing, looks horrible. It will have to be re-done, somehow. If that's not possible, we will need a new floor.
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Trouble at t'mill, as usual. Nothing is ever straightforward, is it? I was hoping to spend the next week cleaning up and putting all our furniture back where it belongs. Instead, the cleaning will have to wait and the furniture remains spread all over the house and garage until something can be done about the floor. The blog will have to be on hold for a while but I will post a few pictures to keep you going.
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Normal service will be resumed as soon as possible.

7 comments:

  1. good luck with your floor and I hope that it doesn't end up being a big and expensive job xx

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  2. Horrific disappointment. I hope you can get it fixed up properly.

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  3. Sorry to hear about your floor troubles.... you'll just have to come back o0ver here to relax after it's all sorted... WON'T YOU!!!

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  4. Jean, Just curious ... what is wrong with the floor? The colour? The finish? I hope you'll find a solution, so that you don't need to replace the whole floor.

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  5. Phil, Rob-bear and Tim - thank you and we are keeping our fingers crossed that the damage can be put right.

    Martine - the floor is a beautiful 1950's hardwood floor, made of maple blocks in lovely honey/light oak tones. He sanded it with an industrial sander which jumped about and left ripples all over the floor, then treated it with teak oil instead of varnish. This darkened it and changed its colour to a dark reddish-brown. It now looks like cheap garden furniture and has a nasty odour.

    We think we have found someone who can sand it flat again and restore it to its original colour. I hope so anyway.

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  6. Oh best of good luck. If you need any further help then contact us as my partner may be able to help.

    I have old cement floors in the new house and have just lifted the vinyl layer with my wrists and scraping tools, leaving the layer of paper and glue. We intend to grind it off as decapants will be too expensive!

    I shall be installing solid oak flooring, engineered or otherwise once I have located it amongts the other many things to do list.

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  7. Sweetpea - thanks and good luck to you, too. Your project sounds like very hard work. Ours is now just a matter of waiting. We think we have found someone who knows how to fix it but it won't be for about 5 more weeks.

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