They did make the effort of placing gunplas (builders plastic) on the floors, but basically all that did was catch the mess. Heavy bricks laughed at the gunplas. And chipped a number of the floor tiles too. Nothing I can do about them, as replacing them is not an option. The tiles are embedded in 40cms (roughly 2 inches) of cement.
|Sad, sad floors that ook nothing like|
My poor tiles were a mess, and I wondered if we would ever be able to get them back to their previous state.
|Unfortunately my camera isn't clear enough|
to properly show you the damage, but
trust me, these floors were not a pretty
|Thank goodness for pot scourers|
I'm happy to say that my efforts paid off.
|All better now :)|
Then - upstairs.
The builder initially talked us into laying deck board as our floor. Not knowing any better, we agreed. Big mistake.
|MKid's room / the office:|
A laborious job - each plank is laid
and carefully nailed in the "join"
area - roughly 8 - 10 nails / plank.
My back is aching for them just looking
at this photo LOL
|Front guest bedroom. Visible is the membrane|
we used to try and prevent the two woods
from squeaking / knocking
The floor was well laid, and although we had some headaches / heart attacks when it rained, thankfully, hanging builders plastic at the windows may not have looked all that attractive, and may have crackled terribly with each tiny gust of wind, but it prevented too much damage to the wood.
But, we got through that OK, the windows and floors are in, and all we have to do now is sand, stain and seal the wood. However, it's Christmas shortly, we have family / guests arriving next weekend, so instead of rushing the job, we're going to let it lie as it is until we have the "space" to do it properly.
No rush. After all, we have loose carpets, and the floor still has to be properly sanded...