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Old 08-30-2019, 03:12 PM   #11
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Wooo Hooo....the bottom line is it wasn't as bad as I had imagined and it's all been well worth it!

The installers arrived an hour earlier than expected on Tues morning so it was a mad dash to finish breaking down the computers and TV equipment and deposit it in the bedrooms. These three guys didn't mess around and as SC said, "they were heads down and ass up" and got it all completed by the end of the day! Unbelievable to think they removed the carpet, moved furniture, nailed down all the wood flooring, added baseboard and cleaned up without any problem. The dining room, living room, computer/tv room and hallway (650sq.ft.) looks just spectacular and we couldn't be more pleased.

Because our beds were loaded up with "stuff", we stayed overnight at the nearby lovely Glen Tavern Inn, the historic (haunted) landmark hotel and had a lovely Italian dinner there too. We didn't see any ghosts, but did hear bumps in the night so I think they were around. Here's some interesting reading about the place..https://www.hauntedrooms.com/product...santa-paula-ca
They were nice enough to cancel the following two nights reservations we didn't need.
Wed. morning we got all the equipment in the computer/tv room put back together and functioning. Phew!! The unpacking of the contents of the three hutches can be done over time. I've already ordered a beautiful 8' round area rug for the living room, and the two new loveseat couches will be here in a few weeks. I'll take pictures when it's all put together.
It's interesting how different the sound is in this house is now without carpet.
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Old 08-30-2019, 03:54 PM   #12
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Unbelievable to think they removed the carpet, moved furniture, nailed down all the wood flooring, added baseboard and cleaned up without any problem.
It sounds like you went with prefinished flooring? My in-laws have it at the lake house and it’s very durable. After 20 years, it still looks great.

In my house, I have the traditional floors that are sanded and finished. They are nice but you do have to vacate the house when they are doing their work.

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It's interesting how different the sound is in this house is now without carpet.
When I moved to my current house, the upstairs had carpet over hardwood because the previous owner wanted quieter floors. We ripped up the carpeting before we moved in. The previous owner even had carpeting in the kitchen and it was off-white!

We take our shoes off in the house so we don’t have the noise issue.


Enjoy the new floors!!
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Old 08-30-2019, 03:54 PM   #13
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I'm glad to hear it went well Kay and that you are pleased with the result.
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Old 08-30-2019, 09:57 PM   #14
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+1. So glad to hear the new flooring project went well, and done sooner than you expected! Also nice that the hotel refunded your next 2 nights....they don't do that very often. Super excited for you two!
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Glad your floors are done. Bet you’re looking forward to getting your home back in order.
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Old 08-31-2019, 08:29 PM   #16
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Kayelle, I'm so happy for you that you and Souschef had such a smooth installation. Enjoy your beautiful floors. Can't wait to see your cozy new look.
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