Friday, April 29, 2016

Yay Cork Flooring!



 We finally bit the bullet and purchased the cork flooring that I've wanted ever since I found out that our first floor does not have hard wood hiding under the carpeting.  I spent a long time researching cork before deciding that the pros outweighed the cons.  I got a lot of really good information from thissortaoldlife.com.  If you are considering buying cork you definitely need to read this post.  I like that cork is softer, warmer, and more comfortable to stand on than my other flooring choices.  But mostly, I just love the way it looks.  I decided on the type of cork flooring that I wanted, Wicanders Originals Accent.  I found it in a store semi-near me and checked it out in person.  I then waited a year, just for fun.  Then I shopped around on the internet and found two sites that were competitive in price and contacted them both over the phone.  I felt more comfortable with the first site I had visited, but their price was several hundred dollars more.  When discussing my order with both sites I mentioned that I was shopping around and the site I liked better immediately lowered their price by several hundred dollars.  To save on shipping I chose to unload the flooring from the truck myself.  This morning when the truck pulled up I was prepared to jump in the back and start handing boxes down to Tim.  Luckily the truck driver said he'd use his lift to lower the pallet to the street.  This option was the $50 shipping upgrade I had said no to, and here we got it for free because the driver didn't want to wait around for us to unload the entire pallet one box at a time.  Yay free money!

Sofia was extra helpful during this process.  I believe each box weighs about as much as she does.


The flooring weighed about thirteen hundred pounds and took about ten minutes to carry inside.



Now it is going to live in our dining room until we have a chance to move it to a slightly more hidden location.  We aren't ready to install quite yet.


This was today's favorite thing!

Isn't it pretty?




3 comments:

  1. I also love free money. I find that delivery guys would like to move along with their day. Also as kind people generally feel, it is rough to watch someone struggle when it is really no hassle to give them a tool that does it faster and it costs the giver nothing.

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  2. I also love free money. I find that delivery guys would like to move along with their day. Also as kind people generally feel, it is rough to watch someone struggle when it is really no hassle to give them a tool that does it faster and it costs the giver nothing.

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    1. definitely. he would have been stuck there for at least 20 minutes waiting for us. he seemed like a nice guy and chatted a bit and i think having a cute little sofi sue hopping around didn't hurt!

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