Hello! Do you remember back in January when I looked into flooring because the 13 year old carpet, especially the one in my bedroom where the cat box is, is completely shot?
Well, it was shot then, but if you can believe it, it is even more shot now just having survived a cat with a UTI.
I called the couple that gave me an estimate in January to see if it was still good. She came yesterday and brought out samples and she honored the original quote, even though the price of materials has gone up.
Now this is the hard part. I decided to borrow yet more money from my kids car fund to get this done. I know! I asked my kid if it was okay and she told me since she was not using it, it is fine. She knows how bad these carpets need to be replaced now. There is no way to cover up or clean them anymore, they are just done.
I just cannot keep putting this off, even for just a few months. There is no way. Nobody should have to work as hard as I do and then come home and sleep in a cat box. Its not right. I have had it.
Here is the sample. It is close in color to what is in the living room, but not the same quality and the manufacturer is different.
It will have to do.
The price is right. Two bedrooms laminated for $1500.00. When I had Empire come out to give me an estimate, they wanted $3300.00. My daughters dad said that $1500.00 is a steal! He even called some of his old flooring buddies and could not get a deal like that for me.
The only thing (besides the money) that I am concerned about is the fact that the flooring is a little wavy. Its not a flat surface. I am not sure how well that will clean up. I got the feeling that they are giving me such a good deal because it is a hard to sell sample. I don’t think this is what I agreed on in January either. Sometimes you just take it.
People say that laminate doesn’t last long, but I have had it in the living area and have cleaned up all kinds of cat stuff and it just wipes right up, so I hope that if I can get to any mess in time, it will be okay. Not only that, I can always just have them come back out and repair any areas before I move to Oregon in 6.5 years, in 2022. But whose counting? ME! Every.single.day! I will ask them to leave me some pieces.
Something had to be done to these floors. I was almost thinking of painting the subflooring! Have you seen that online? Go look here! It looks awesome! But too much work for me. If I were retired and this was a house, I might try it. I am so impressed with how it turns out!
Today is going to be a busy day. I have to move everything out to the living area from the bedrooms. I got some huge trash bags and we are gonna load them up. It will be a mess for the next two or three days but afterwards I will be able to breath!
I will continue to have the cat box in my room and I will still have vinyl flooring under it to help protect that area and just hopefully, my cats won’t get any more UTI’s. I would love to move the cat box outside. I have a doggy door and maybe I can find something to put out there like a catwalk or something enclosed. I will look into that in the future.
I will be a complete stress ball for the next two days because my kitty Misty is a scared cat and she will not have any place to hide while they are doing the work. I plan to take make some hiding space for her in the dining area. I hope she can find it and feel safe there. So stressful having animals to worry about. I
That is what I am up too. I will update you soon! Wish me luck!