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kittentwo Sat 07-Feb-15 21:02:07

Does anyone have any experience of cleaning this up and laying please. Thanks.

NorbertDentressangle Sat 07-Feb-15 21:10:36

Yes I do!

Well, I say "I" but what I mean is "we".

It was a bugger to clean up but was well worth it as it looks lovely.

DP is a carpenter/builder so knew what he was doing when it came to laying it. Took a fair bit of sanding which is tricky because of the different directions that the blocks go (ours is laid in a herringbone pattern) and lots of layers of varnish but, as I said before, it does look great.

kittentwo Sat 07-Feb-15 21:23:32

Great thank you. Dh is a builder too. We are looking at laying it in kitchen living dinning and Hall. Will start tracking some down smile

kittentwo Sat 07-Feb-15 21:28:55

Norbert would you mind me asking how much you paid per sqm ?

NorbertDentressangle Sat 07-Feb-15 21:29:19

I can't remember where ours was from or how much it was.

I would ask DP but he's out tonight. I'll try and remember to ask him tomorrow in case he has any tips or advice.

NorbertDentressangle Sat 07-Feb-15 21:29:46

X'd posts there smile

kittentwo Sat 07-Feb-15 21:39:34

Thank you.

NorbertDentressangle Sun 08-Feb-15 09:49:33

Hello again kittentwo.

I've asked DP and he seems to remember that we paid about £10-12 per square metre (this was about 12 years ago) which is pretty cheap. It was from an ad in the local paper.

I've just googled and looked on ebay to get an idea of price and it varies massively doesn't it?

kittentwo Sun 08-Feb-15 12:29:21

Thank you, yes it does vary a lot, which I think is what has thrown us. We are quite happy to clean it up etc...and go and collect it but were just wary of why it varied in cost so much. I can envisage many months cleaning little bits of wood ahead. Thankyou again for advice smile

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