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    Default Solid wooden flooring - worth a few pics..

    So further to us recently moving into our new 2nd hand home, SWAMBO has been passionate about solid wooden flooring - the real tree wood stuff, not engineered - for as long as I can remember...

    ”You can have your damn workshop...” she mentioned with stern tenacity, “but I get my flooring...”

    Who am I to argue..??..

    Personally I’d expect a whole lot more from her than a workshop considering her desires endangered an entire rain forest not to mention my retirement plan, but then I guess beggars can’t be choosers....

    Wood arrived last week sometime, approx 100 square meters, Teak, cut to 500 x 100mm, 25mm thick.
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    Thursday saw me removing all the upstairs skirting boards & carpets with exception of the study which remains carpeted..

    Friday had the contractors here with a massive scarifying machine “planing” my bedroom floor as the entire floor was covered in old adhesive, completely...

    That machine is the bomb, no more pigeons or ha-di-da watchamacallits in the area, but the concrete is clean.... new cracks everywhere....

    Thats a vacuum cleaner in the pic, just loaded the image to show the glue on the floor, with the scarifier having only just barely touched the surface..
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    After all was cleaned some self leveling screed was poured to bring things into perspective, with a liquid moisture barrier being rolled on this Sunday past, remarkable stuff, dries hard as a rock much like fiberglass gel coat..
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    Yesterday the lines were drawn and glueing commenced.. super happy with the progress..

    These pics all in the upstairs landing..
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    These taken this morning from the ipad so the quality and lighting is poor, however progress has been excellent, today should see finishing of tiling, then tomorrow the industrial sanders will come to flatten the wood to a nice smooth consistent finish..

    After that, surface finish and I get to replace all the skirtings again...

    Will update more more as things progress..
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    Wow, looking real good!
    If my SWAMBO sees this, I'm dead.

    One of my favourite smells ever... teak being worked.
    Make it happen!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toccata (Roelof) View Post
    Wow, looking real good!
    If my SWAMBO sees this, I'm dead.

    One of my favourite smells ever... teak being worked.
    Cue new flooring, and constant reworking...
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    That is looking really good!
    Where did you get the Teak from, and how much per square, if you don't mind?
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    Wow, that is beautiful,
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    Absolutely fantastic. Well done
    I have always liked solid wooden flooring. Most of the older houses and flats have parquet flooring (usually Rhodesian teak) and the planking was Oregon pine.
    Then people buy the house and rip up the floors and lay crappy ceramic tiles, and spend a lifetime of winters complaining about the cold.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnoK View Post
    That is looking really good!
    Where did you get the Teak from, and how much per square, if you don't mind?
    yep, also interested, need to rip out the bedroom carpet and do something nicer
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    That is absolute artwork youve installed there. beautiful.
    I get the slight feeling though that this job is a case of "if you ask how much, you cant afford it"
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    Yeah I'd also love to know what it cost. We're house shopping, and some of these places have the world's worst floors, some even solid wood (the raised kind), so if it's not too badly priced...

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    Looks really great! Just wait till it's sealed!!!
    At AlexP, I live on the Woesrand, in a 1933 house, with all Oregon pine floors, doors and frames, also pressed tin ceilings. Now what happens here mostly is that "Developers"and I use the term VERY loosely! buy up these places, rip out all the beautiful woodwork, and ceilings(carefully mind you) and resell it for a bloody fortune, and wreck the houses by putting in low ceilings, and filling in the floor spaces and tiling with that crappy porcelain tile so beloved by shopping malls!
    My floors culd do with a re-seal, having last been done in 1997, but the thought of having to pack up and move out, is not appealing, so we got our house engineer to apply a bit, well maybe a LOT of Cobra wax, and apart from now living in a skating rink, with two very nervous dogs, the floors look beautiful!
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    Guys thank you for your positive replies, truly appreciated..

    I am not the one doing this project though, there is a formal process with an established flooring company being followed.

    Don’t really want to post pricing, not to be disrespectful to anyone here, but as fortune has it my eldest son befriended the flooring company owner’s son at school, and as things develop a friendship was born between adults as well..

    Hell of a nice guy, like proper nice.. professional beyond a T... When SWAMBO found out about his owning a flooring company way back then the first thing she did was book his services in advance, some time back, for that “who knows when” moment..

    As things developed we purchase a new 2nd hand house, and while the carpets were good quality, they were crap, badly joined, so that alone triggered SWAMBO’s desire for change...

    The flooring company owner came to the house as we originally only wanted the upstairs landing done, about 25 square meters.... well when we spoke price and what he was prepared to offer, the dynamics changed, and now virtually all the upstairs rooms are under wood...

    Look, I still don’t quite understand the deal, but he did us a hell of a deal, make no mistake.. He negotiated an awesome price from the timber supplier with me listening in at his office, in fact he phoned a few suppliers to work the best he could, passed the wood and consumables on to me at cost, and the labor I pay is what it is.., but remember this is not the norm, at the end of the day his business must be profitable..

    So openly talking price per meter I paid on this deal would not be right, if I am allowed to I would love to mention his and his company details on here given the interest shown, but I’m not sure of forum rulings in this regard, maybe Dirk can give me some guidelines here, if I can list the company here then please consider giving the owner a call to work a deal if wooden flooring is where you are pointing to.
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    If not, I can always pm you his details, their website past project images alone will make your mind up for you....
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    When we redid our place we found a guy that strips older houses when they're being demolished. We managed to secure the bigger teak parquet flooring from him, which he laid for us. The result was ammmaaaaazzzzing. Everyone who visits first comments on the flooring - not how good my wife and I look.

    Anyway - happy to send his contact details to you via PM.
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    Well PM me his info, I'll ask him for a quote for our job.
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    I cant see any reason why you cant post details of a company as a happy customer. Youve got no commercial ties to him at all
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    Right, so here goes, If I get suspended then see you in a few months time, I hope...


    Flooring company is Decor Parquet

    Owner Marco Buffa-Pace
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    Take a look at their website, some beautiful projects in there..

    Anyway, team just got here so will post up more images as and when..

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