new floor going down in the old manor house, portugal

We found the wood yard in Peras Ruivas and had ordered enough wood to cover the entire fist floor.

The wood is dry and planed as it will be for the bedrooms and bathrooms, we will stain and varnish it towards the end of the job.

But as it is getting delivered all I can think about is Oh My Goodness, where will it all go? There is so much of it.

This floor is going to be laid on beams, the main reason for this is airflow, this will prevent damp being a problem, but also because the floors are all so uneven it will be less noticeable,

There is a step up into where the kitchen area will be, so John has measured the floor and beams so that they come level with this step, again the step is not level all across, but this will be hidden by the kitchen units which will be going along this line.

John gets his first run in place to make sure that it is totally plumb, laying floor boards is similar to laying tiles, you need to be able to see that it is a straight line, especially when it is going into 2 rooms though a door.

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All the wood is treated with wood treatment, I cannot stress enough how important this is, even with new wood.

The stain and varnish will not be added until the rest of the job is completed, because if you drop some thing on the wood, such as plaster or scratch it, untreated, you can just sand it away. Making life much easier.

As you can imagine this is a job that takes a few days, but here we are finished.

And here is the new workshop that we have made for developing the front of the house

Laying a new wooden floor, Renovation of an Old Manor House Portugal

 

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7 comments on “Floors going down

  1. amazing job. john is some worker.

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  2. Carole R

    Fabulous job! Looking good!

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  3. Susan Jackson

    You guys are amazing

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  4. Jacqueline

    Wowzer 😵 can’t believe (well we can) how much you’ve achieved. It’s coming along amazingly. Such a mammoth project also very exciting for your both 👌🏽

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  5. Susan Smit

    I cannot believe the work you guys do in turning a run down building that looks like a barn and then turn it into a beautiful home like you do. Such talent.

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  6. The floors are beautiful! You guys are so talented.

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  7. My head is swelling ha ha, but seriously thank you

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