One of my buddies who works for a construction company told me about one of the latest jobs that he was working on. It was building job that they were adding on to an existing house. The customer wanted to add on to their kitchen to make a sun room/eating area. Which is pretty easy to do, especially with how their house was set up but the only problem was that the customer had just put in a brand new hard wood floor in the kitchen and were particularly fussy about the construction crew messing it up. My first thought was why would they do the wood floor first? My buddy doesn’t know the first thing about wood floors so he had to consult some people that he knows that own a hard wood flooring company in Southfield for them to give him some helpful hints.
The wife of the house stayed home and watched my buddy and his workers like a hawk to make that they didn’t do anything to harm her floor. Which is crazy in it’s own right but crazier still that they were having the same company come back out and put wood floors in the section that my buddy was building. No one that him or I have told this story to have understood why the home owners didn’t wait until this new part was built first since they intended to put the same floor in both parts. I don’t claim to be a hard wood floor expert but I am pretty confident that to get the sun room/eating area to match the kitchen, they are going to have to resand the kitchen and refinish both parts at the same time.
I don’t think these people thought out their renovations to the fullest before they started. Or maybe the new section was an after thought but whatever the reason they are going to be spending more money this way than if they had just waited. Not really not was bothers me the most, what bothers me the most is that the home owners were totally oblivious to this and made a point to watch my buddy to make sure that he didn’t ruin their new floor. Of course he didn’t mention any of this to them, he was totally professional and made sure that he and his crew took all precautions not to damage the kitchen floor, hence why he called his friend that owned the wood floor company to help him out. That guy actually came out a couple of times to help safe guard the floor himself and didn’t charge anyone for it mainly because he had to witness the owners himself. Those home owners were the talk of the industry for a while. Usually most people are understandable when you get professionals in your home but their are others that see it as the help and don’t do anything to make things go smoother but these take the cake for dumb they were.
Thanks for sticking around,