Thursday, September 11, 2008

Installing Laminate Flooring - Slow Start

First of all, Dies ist für meinen besten Freund, meine Ehefrau Sylvia. Ich verpasse Dich! Ich liebe Dich! (Sorry for the, probably, horrible translation baby. I used an on-line translator.)


I have talked to Sylvia daily since she's been in Germany. She says Noah loves his little crane! This flooring is.....a pain in the behind. I've installed Armstrong and Pergo flooring and it was much easier. Of course, it was only 7mm compared with this Rhino floor that is 12mm. I am, although, very happy with the results. I still can't believe we picked this floor. It's labeled as Rustic Oak. If we had just been looking at names, we never would have picked this floor. Neither of us are fans of oak. Personally, I think it's been overdone in American homes. There are some applications that are artistic enough that the wood being oak doesn't bother me. Maybe someday, I'll ask my buddy Ken if he'd mind me giving you all a tour of his home. He has done beautiful work.

Today, I broke into the kitchen and now I have to pull the stove and dishwasher. As you can see I'll also have to backtrack to my office, the guest bath and guest bedroom, which are located off the short hallway you see. Here is the floor thus far.



9 comments:

Tam said...

Hi Vic,
I've been checking daily to see your results and they are beautiful. I know you say you don't like Oak, but it doesn't look like oak, it has nice texture to it and I think it looks fantastic. I was glad to read that you've talked to Sylvia daily - it's hard not to have your best friend there to talk to every day. When I used to travel a lot for work I called Cliff every night. It made me sane and made the time away a tad more tolerable. Keep up the great work and we can't wait to see it in person.
Tammy

Vic Hubbard said...
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Vic Hubbard said...

Hey Tammy,
Thanks for checking out the blog. I enjoy writing about all the stuff I'm trying to accomplish. I can't wait to meet the new pup. Sylvia is enjoying her time in Germany. She's even gonna go to an Energy Fair in Bad Mergentheim to interview some people and take pics for me. Gotta love that woman!!

Tam said...

wow, that sound so interesting. I bet you'll find some cool things. Seems like Europe is more progressive than us with all the nuclear power, etc. Bet the whole family misses you not being there. Our little pup is sick today, we're very worried at the moment. keep your fingers crossed that she does't have parvo.

Vic Hubbard said...

I will send Maddie my good thoughts. Germany actually voted nuclear out, and now they buy it from France...go figure!

The Village Carpenter said...

Vic, great job!

Sylvia won't recognize the house when she gets home. ; )

I wish some of your home project ambition would rub off on me.....

Vic Hubbard said...

Believe me Kari, you are way more ambitious than I will ever be.

The Great Ethan Allen said...

Dies ist für meinen besten Freund, meine Ehefrau Sylvia. Ich verpasse Dich! Ich liebe Dich

I wantedt o take my stab at translation. This is for my best friend, My wife sylvia I miss you. i love you. ( not sure about verpasse, been a long time since I spoke german)

The floor looks great! Wood floors are soo beautiful.

Vic Hubbard said...

Hi Ethan,

Sylvia laughed about the use of verpasse. While it does mean miss, it wasn't the correct word for this type of miss. That's what you get with on-line translators. I hope to post final pics soon. Then back to the shop for real fun!!