The Viking came over on Sunday evening to get a run down on the scope of finishing projects that are necessary to call the renovation concluded.
The biggest incomplete details are the conservatory floor and the hall floor and closet in the master bedroom. Traditional red oak flooring is to be laid.
Everything will need to be removed from those spaces so the floors can be laid.
The plan is for the Viking and Charlie to start laying the flooring on a Saturday morning and for Charlie to complete the installation. We are expecting to hire floor finishers to do the sanding and polyurethaning which will bar us from using our two new bathrooms for about a week.
After having checked at a few other flooring purveyors (Carpet and Wood Floor Liquidators [only prefinished available], Lowes, and Home Depot), I called Lumber Liquidators and told Travis (who answered the phone) I’d like a quote on 400 square feet of select red oak, 3/4 inch by 3-1/2 inch boards.
He told me $2.79 per square foot. (A previous quote had been $2.99/sf.) Charlie called to get a better price but ultimately $2.79 was the best price on select oak. This was actually a quote for rustic oak. Select red oak is normally $3.29 per square foot.
I stopped by the store and put in my order. As soon as it comes in the Viking will pick it up. Plans to lay the flooring are set for late in July. At least by then the Book Club will be over.
How do you deal with trying to temporarily empty rooms of their furniture, etc?