Ever wondered what 40m2 of original parque flooring looks like? Me neither! Until my girlfriend bought it on eBay and the van arrived to drop it off. The dining room is full of the stuff!
Looks like the van might not be big enough after all. There were doubts in my mind that everything would fit in anyway, now I'm pretty sure it won't. Looks like we'll need a tranny the week before the move just to get all this down there.
On the plus side, it was a bit of a bargain I suppose - having payed just £12 per sqaure metre. Compare this to B&Q's cheap laminate at £18 per m2 and their "real" stuff at £35 per m2. Well done to Karen for finding the stuff on eBay.
Apparently it all came out of a local school. The guys that bought it first got the job lot and this is what's left over! They've been here this morning to drop it off and give us some advice: use bitumen to lay it on floorboards. Sounds like a permanent change to me.
It's going to be a huge job to get it all cleaned up and laid and sanded. Should be worth it though. Done right, this stuff can look amazing.
The only thing that worries me is the drop from the room with this flooring to the one without. Each block of this stuff is about 1" deep. Obviously there's going to have to be a ramp in to the room. Probably something you wouldn't notice when it comes to it but I can't help thinking about it....