There’s nothing like a good ankle sprain to put a screeching halt to a bathroom project. You’re probably thinking that the drywall fought back or something along those lines, but no. I simply tripped over my own two feet.
As usual, I was running late during my weekday morning frenzy. Man, I am not a morning person. I was maybe 25 feet from my front door when I took a bad step, landed on my ankle, heard a pop, and got acquainted with the lawn, face first. The ankle brace is mandatory for a month. Now all there is to do is make my way through the pile-up of magazines, catch up on American Idol and internet shop. A grand time to buy some hardwood.
The flooring came in, and for now, I can only admire it from afar. So be it, since it needs to sit around for days anyway, to absorb the moisture level of the house.
It’s a 3 1/4 inch slat in a natural maple, pre-finished, and handsome indeed. I’m very happy with the pale hue, and thickness of the plank. I think it will work well against a deep gray, white and dark brown scheme.
At first, I was hesitant about a pale floor. It seems like dark floors are the fashion. But all my doubts went out the window when I saw this gorgeous bathroom wearing the look I was after.
image from here
Again, the best price was to be found online, where there is no store-front to support, even when shipping charges are accounted for. Here’s the source. Three cases (75 square feet) came in at $450, as opposed to the $650 I got quoted for the EXACT SAME FLOOR at my nearby floor store. It showed up fast, too. It was here in 3 days from the time I clicked “place order.”
I’m a little annoyed that I only need about 50 square feet, with a 10% surplus for irregularities, forcing me to buy that third case. That’s $100 bucks worth of floor I don’t really need. I wonder if I can sell it or unload it somehow.
For now, I’ll sit here, watch my butt grow, and read the instructions printed on the back of the box.
Hope all your projects are going well.