Monday, June 25, 2007

Prettiest Floors In All The Land......

It's true, we NOW have the nicest floors around. Trevor and I finally got around to hiring someone to re-finish our very tired and weak fur wood floors. It was a week full of eating our dinner on our bedroom floor and locking our poor little boy up in a room all by himself but it was well worth it! They turned our positively fabulous.
Here's what I came home to last Tuesday evening.......as well and quite a bit of dust!
This is what you see right at the threshold of the front door........I tried to take the after pictures as close to the befores as I could so bear with me and enjoy!
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AFTER

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We had big of a dust up with the company because we weren't satisfied with the final outcome so they guy came back on Saturday and re-sanded and re-coated the whole floor again which left us much happier. It's shocking even for us to see the before and afters as to how tired the floors really were. The re-finisher came back again today to check up and informed me that the dark inlaid trim that you see around the perimeter is actually purple heart wood, some of the most expensive wood there is. We had originally thought it was mahogany but because of the darker stain that was on the wood it appeared darker than it was. We are SO very pleased with how it turned so amazing and to say the very least we now have a no footwear on the hardwood rule in effect immediately! We also had the counter top company come it today to do an official measurement for new counter tops in the kitchen and both bathrooms and once that is done we are going to replace our carpet upstairs and the stairway. Thanks for reading and coming along on our renovation adventures with us!
Aloha and Mahalo...........

3 comments:

Mum Mac said...

Wow!....really WOW! The before and after shots are amazing....like you said, I didn't think they were that tired until you see the after....the finish on them now is amazing, and they look like brand new! Too bad about the problems, but they eventually did a wonderful job....good for you for your patience...it paid off, big time!

Amanda said...

I agree with Aunty Jo! WOW!! Those floors look amazing! Congrats on getting some more renos done! Can't wait to see more!

Shawna said...

The floors look so good - I didn't notice how much they needed a "face lift" - they look AMAZING, even better than before, they have always been nice floors but now they are beautiful :)

Great job guys!