Monday, October 15, 2012

In floor heating..

...   in the ensuite bathroom.  The tiles were laid yesterday and Saturday.... but, now the room is piled high with doors, a bathtub and the surround for it ...some shelving and oh, yes... sandpaper.  Sandpaper for the big sanders....




















The hardwood (which is everywhere except the bathrooms) was given a first sanding today.... then, coated with filler and the second sanding is underway.
















WOW.   I was a total skeptic when the contractor told me the hardwood sanding would be "dustless".  Yeh...right ...and I'm the Queen of the Nile.  I can't remember my exact words...but, they probably were more or less that...or maybe shorter four letter ones....can't say for sure.

Well....it is.  Dustless that is.  Totally.  I'm still in shock.  And, I love it.
                                                           

The sanders have big bags on them...... plus they are attached to long vacuum cleaner hoses that lead to this.... two vortex vacuums.  Almost 90% goes into the small one...and the really fine stuff ends up being siphoned off into the larger one....somehow.....

































Sanded entryway.. .. the old hardwood...with patched areas...

Now that I can see that beautiful wood under there all sanded and pristine, I just want to leave it like that!  No stain, no colour not even any lacquer ... it looks amazing...

































But, ...colour we must.... and choose we must......drat......



















7 comments:

Maa said...

I don't know how youre staying sane through all this. It must be exciting to see the changes. Sue

Gwen Buchanan said...

Hi Vee, oh yes, it looks beautiful...do you have to stain it.. isn't there anyway they could leave it just like this?

Gretel said...

Underfloor heating, dead posh! Can you not wax the floorboards with a natural clear floor polish/wax?

Twiglet said...

Ooo it's all going to be so fab and cosy!!

Shashi Nayagam said...

Everything is looking really nice and I can't wait to see the finished rooms. So glad it was all dustless .

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

oooh warm feet :)

i like the colour on the bottom of the 3 if i had to choose to do anything with the floor

frayedattheedge said...

The floors look fabulous - we just have pretend floorboards!