I was hoping to be able to show you a photo of the new floor in the laundry room and bathroom at our house on Yukon Street. Yesterday the floor layers came in and installed the new flooring. It looked just as good as I hoped with the wall colour I'd used. Too bad I didn't take a picture of it yesterday. Today it feels like we're walking into a foggy time warp. The flooring is ruined.
The new flooring, unlike the vinyl we're accustomed to, can be laid without being glued down and that's the approach that was taken. It's called a floating floor and it can move around in certain situations. Think of it like stepping on a silky piece of fabric. It can skid under your foot.
And that's just what happened this morning when Harry and his son moved the new stacking washer and dryer into the laundry room. In this case the flooring caught under the wheels of the dolly and was pulled out from under the
edge strip and ripped in two places. How discouraging and disappointing. Just when we thought we were making some progress.
We're negotiating with the store that supplied the flooring about a refund since they never warned us about this quote/unquote wrinkle. But even if we can get some kind of refund, we're now back to selecting and installing the floor all over again. It's one step forward and three steps back with our renovations this week.