As I've mentioned in an earlier post I've been living for the past 8 years with the most hideous carpet ever. But last week my builder bloke, Clive, said he could fit my new oak flooring this week - how excited was I?!
So yesterday Clive and his brother turned up, offloaded 14 very heavy packs of solid oak flooring and popped off to collect the underlay thingy stuff. At this point I had to go to work, so, confident in the knowledge that the job was in safe hands off I went.
My shift at work seemed to drag a little but finally at 10 o'clock I was free! The anticipation and excitement at seeing my new floor was growing by the second.
(This is the before photo of said grotty carpet. Just look at the dirt and paint stains. I'm truly ashamed, I hope my neighbours don't see this, what will they think?)
Now at this point I must say that what I had asked for was oiled oak that would look natural.....but this is what greeted me when I walked through the door..aaarrrgg, it's horrible!! Way too shiny, slightly tacky and just the look I didn't want :(
My stomach flipped and a little bit of panic started to develop. The funny thing is that if I saw this in someone else's house I would probably think it was great but because I've been imagining my floor in my mind as natural oak and NOT shiny it is so disappointing.
This is the state of my house at the moment. I can't get to the sofa so I have to watch the TV whilst sitting on the stairs.
This morning Clive turned up to ask what I thought, he said he knew that I wouldn't like it and that's why he stopped at the point he did. Apparently the supplier had given him lacquered oak instead of oiled. So now the floor needs to be pulled up and we start again, the only problem being is that the oiled oak won't be ready until Monday.
I'm hosting my come dine with me evening on Saturday for nine people. I haven't got a clue where to put them and how to serve them with all this crap everywhere. I'm sure something can be sorted...fingers crossed.