We have been working on getting the last unfloored portions of the new additions
Our first idea was that
we Charlie would do it under the tutelage of the Viking who is suddenly unavailable.
Then we thought we would use our tiler who did a great job in both new bathrooms. He told us he was available for other construction jobs. When we called him he let us know he had never laid a hardwood floor before. Hmmm.
Next we showed the project to the carpenter who is doing repairs and upgrades to the Cottage. We thought his price was a little high especially since he doesn’t do the finishing, he just installs the boards. And he seemed to have reservations about the job.
Then we interviewed a floor guy that the Viking sent over. While we were waiting for his bid he decided he didn’t have enough time to do it.
Next we called our renovation contractor to get the name of the flooring sub he used to do our kitchen, pantry, and mudroom floors with which we were extremely pleased. On the day he was supposed to come out he told us he couldn’t do the job because of personal health issues with his wife.
While Charlie was talking to him I had the brilliant idea to ask him the name and number of his problem-solving employee who actually put in our new floors. After all if his boss wasn’t taking on any new jobs he might need work. The sub-contractor gave us his number and Charlie called him on Wednesday night. He gave us a price over the phone and started laying floors Thursday morning at a price that beat everyone else’s.
This is not the first time we’ve had to switch gears in terms of contracting workers but each time it seems to have worked out in our favor. Never give up!
Are you hoping to complete a project before the end of the year?