Had another busy week, so busy I’ve had to get another skip to get rid of all my rubbish – I can only store so much before my wife starts complaining! I’ve also had to replace my transformer this week – I was just starting a job and my jigsaw wouldn’t work, I knew the jigsaw was okay because it was quite new and then I noticed the transformer was smoking. I removed the top and all the wires had burnt out. Off to the supplier to get a new one, an hour wasted and £60 poorer, why is nothing straight forward?
Kahrs Oak Monte Carlo
I laid approximately 65 square metresof Kahrs OakMonte Carloto a house in Draycott. I started in the hall and ran it through to a utility room and then a kitchen, it looked fantastic when I had finished, the kitchen was bigger than the whole ground floor of my house!
Quickstep Rustic Laminate
I’ve also just laid another50 metresof Quickstep Rustic range into a lounge, dining room and extension. It is such a realistic wood substitute and it has become very popular with my customers, I am selling lots of it.
I’ve also laid Quickstep Rustic in a house inWest Bridgford this week, the whole ground floor of the house. The house had a curved fireplace, not ideal for cutting round but I made a nice clean cut and finished it off with a nice bead of colourseal around the hearth which looked brilliant. I’ve got another curved hearth to do next week; I haven’t had one for about 6 years and then I get two at once!
Quickstep Elite Laminate
I had a call from a previous customer this week wanting another floor laid. I had previously fitted a solid walnut hardwood floor in her bedroom which I secret nailed to her floorboards and also an engineered oak single plank floor to her dining room. She wanted her lounge and hall doing this time so I showed her my Quickstep Elite range which is a laminate and cheaper than real wood. She was very impressed and was over the moon with the finished result. It looks so realistic and will probably wear much better too.
Had a really busy week again! Now that Floors 2 Go have gone out of business I may be picking up some of their work, I used to be one of their approved fitters and thought I would struggle without their jobs but I seem to be busier than ever! Maybe it is my new van artwork that is attracting custom, it is very noticeable and I often see people stopping outside my house and writing down my number, I also got followed the other day from Cotgrave to Gamston by a lady trying to write down my number, when she called later that evening I asked if she was the one following me and she was quite embarrased. Or maybe it is my new website www.laminatewoodflooringnotts.co.uk attracting more hits on Google, I’m not complaining though, I love it when I am busy and in this current climate I am grateful for any work I get..
Egger Walnut Laminate Floor
Laid an Egger Laminate floor in a lovely walnut colour which totally transformed the lounge, this is becoming a very popular choice with a lot of my customers. This is a V groove style floor which gives the look of an individual planked floor, it is a click together system and gives a very effective finish.
Quickstep Rustic Oak Laminate
Laid Quickstep Rustic Oak laminate in a garage which had been converted into a downstairs bedroom for a disabled relative. Quickstep gives a lovely smooth finish for easy wheelchair use and the customer was very pleased with the floor. What a brilliant way to add extra space to your home, I wish my garage was attached so I could do something similar.
Homebase Oak Engineered Wood Floor
It took 2 days to lay an Oak Engineered Wood floor in a lounge and dining kitchen in a large house. This was a recommendation from a previous satisfied customer. The flooring was purchased by the customer from the flooring section in Homebase before contacting me so I only supplied the Quickstep Underlay and oak beading. The finished floor looked brilliant and the customer was so happy she has passed my number to her mother for me to do her floor.
Had a really hectic week again which is good as I like to keep busy, I’ve transformed 4 rooms this week by laying beautiful floors and have been out giving free no obligation quotes most evenings.
Solid Pre-finished Oak Real Wood Flooring
It took 2 days to transform a large bedroom for a previous customer in Gamston using 120mm wide boards of solid oak real wood flooring. I was supposed to be secret nailing the floor but when I arrived and inspected the existing floor after the carpet had been removed I discovered that the central heating pipes were laid close underneath the floorboards. I advised the customer that I would prefer not to nail the floor as the risk of putting a nail through a water pipe was too great. After discussing safer methods with her, we agreed that I would glue the floor down to avoid any water leaks. I also fitted MDF Torus skirting round the room. The customer was very happy with the result and said the room looked fantastic.
Quickstep Oak Rustic Laminate
I transformed a hallway inWest Bridgfordfor an employee of Kings Carpets who I used to contract out to a few years ago. This was a recommendation from another employee who I have previously laid a floor for. I took this as a massive compliment as Kings Carpets have their own fitters who she could have used. I supplied and fitted Quickstep Oak Rustic laminate and again the results were spectacular. When bending down under the stairs I felt a tickling in my hair and jumped up banging my head when I saw a giant spider drop down – I hate spiders!
Quickstep White Oak Natural Laminate
This was a lead from the Rated People website where I get quite a bit of work from. I quoted for supply and fit of Quickstep White Oak Natural laminate at a house in Clifton, along with 2 other floor layers. I secured the job for fitting only as the customer chose to buy her own flooring from B&Q, which turned out to be the same floor I had quoted her for but cost more money! I had to carry my tools up to the third floor to lay the floor in a nursery, the customer was very pleased with the result and gave me an excellent rating on my Rated People profile of 5 stars and quoted: “Darren did a fantastic job. Efficient, great quality and we would thoroughly recommend him. Will definitely use him again!“
White Egger Laminate
This was for a previous customer in Cropwell Butler, I have done all the rooms in her house and this was the last bedroom. I have now transformed her whole house! The children loved the white Egger laminate I have laid in all the bedrooms. The Egger laminate looks lovely, you can clearly see the grain pattern particularly in the white laminate. When I asked if she wanted to check my work before paying she said she didn’t need to as all my previous work had been exemplary.
Quickstep Elite Old White Oak Natural Laminate
I quoted a wheelchair user in West Bridgford this week for the supply and fit of Quickstep Elite Old White Oak Natural laminate. Laminate flooring had been recommended for ease of wheelchair use. I advised to run the flooring from room to room avoiding the use of door bars for easier accessibility even though this entails more work. I later secured the job as the customer appreciated my advice and likes my friendly approach.
I also quoted this week in Ruddington and left sample swatches of Egger Laminate and Quickstep Laminate with the customer to peruse at their leisure. Hopefully I should hear back from them next week.