Chapter 6: Flooring

After the heating coils are laid down, Tim covers the floor in mud--fond remembrances of childhood activities, but now he gets paid to play with mud!
After the heating coils are laid down, Tim covers the floor in mud–fond remembrances of childhood activities, but now he gets paid to play with it!
Despite blocking the doorway, Winston the inspector puss had to leave his mark!
Despite blocking the doorway, Winston the inspector puss had to leave his signature footy prints!
Basketweave tile was popular in the 1920s and 30s, so we chose to install it in both bathrooms.
Basketweave tile was popular in the 1920s and 30s, so we chose to install it in both bathrooms.
This is the beginning of young Tim's work.  I nearly cried when I saw how beautiful our floors actually were--hidden for decades by ugly paint and "funny" patches!
This is the beginning of young Tim’s work. I nearly cried when I saw how beautiful our floors actually were–hidden for decades by ugly paint and “funny” patches!

Our home has gone through some of the most amazing changes over the past four and a half months, and I still have to practically pinch myself that it is REALLY happening!  I have heard some horror stories from home owners and how the work wasn’t done to their satisfaction and they never could get the problem(s) rectified, etc.  You know, I am NOT experiencing that and who do you think I give all the thanks to?  You got it–GOD Himself!  I have been blessed with the greatest set of guys and two superior women: Liz at Build.com (what took me two hours, she did in five minutes for less–thank you Liz!) and my decorator Nicole, who is also an architect.  Nicole has been my guiding hand with layout of our rooms/furnishings, historic  colour selection, and all those tiny, but important details that will start to come into play in the weeks to come and beyond.  Those details that will ultimately put my signature on our home.  It’s definitely NOT your cookie-cutter variety!  SWEET!

So onto flooring!  Tim Moon and his son Tim Jr. of Restore A Floor in Palmyra have been busily restoring our wood flooring and installing tile flooring in the bathrooms.  I never even dreamed our flooring could be saved until I read an article indicating that most wood flooring can be restored, but many flooring establishments rather just rip out the old and install the new (at maximum expense–hmmmmmm!) I found Tim through a search engine, and am so glad I did as he not only restores wood flooring, but also is a tiler–BONUS!

Tim’s son Tim (too old for me to call him Timmy) has been working on the restoration and not fussing at me for leaving paint blobs on the floor as I have been painting the ceilings.  That is WHY they told me to paint them NOW.  Father Tim (no, he is not a priest!) loves tiling and that is what he has been working on.

So, we are pretty much caught up with the work from over the summer until now.  I will keep up my renovation narrative–we are not done yet by any means.  And you have a wonderfully, blessed day!  Lorraine

Restore A Floor's Tim and Tim Moon playing with mud in one of the shower pans!
Restore A Floor’s Tim and Tim Moon playing with mud in one of the shower pans!

 

In order to have toasty toes in the bath, Tim is laying radiant floor heating.
In order to have toasty toes in the bath, Tim is laying radiant floor heating.
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