This morning, I received an early response to one of three emails requesting flooring quotes. The call was from Havwoods, an upmarket flooring firm based in Carnforth, not far from the Lake District National Park. The salesman, Rory, was friendly, polite and helpful, so Hubby and I decided to take a trip north to visit their showroom. On the way, we passed Levens Hall, a centuries-old stately home.
What beautiful woods they had at Havwoods! We looked at engineered floors and solid wood floors. We considered the impact of Zack’s nails should he walk on the wood or decide to do a dance on it. Zack also has a particular way of lying on the floor and scraping it hard with his nails whilst on his side. (No, don’t ask me! I don’t know why he does it!) Rory showed us some wood that already had stress marks on it. This, he said, would not show up scratches as much as smoothly planed planks, and gave us some samples to take home in order to look at them in situ.
Then, whilst we were at Havwoods, we also received a call from the owner of another flooring company. We had received an email from him in the morning and he asked about coming round to see us to show us samples and to take floor measurements. Do you know, I have never known any trades personnel to work so quickly. Both Hubby and I were impressed. Arnold came to us late this afternoon and gave us a quote which included the supply and fit of solid wood flooring. Havwoods does not fit flooring so we are trying to get quotes from two fitters they have recommended in order to make a final decision.
Meanwhile, we still have to make decisions on the hue of the dining room tables. One thing is connected to another and that thing is connected to something else and so on. Thus, the colour ways of the floor, tables, and chairs will all have to work well together. I will be so glad when the dining room has been sorted out, although I might begin to have nightmares regarding costs.
The upholsterer will come visit us tomorrow to quote for re-upholstering our dining room chairs. By tomorrow evening, Hubby and I hope to have a good idea of which way we will go in terms of suppliers, fitters, and the purchase of dining room furniture and fittings. It is all very exciting but also very time consuming and scary.
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