Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Where does the time go? It's a couple of months since my last post and now it's almost Spring. As an excuse I can use the fact that my house has occupied a lot of my head space.
I now know more about mold than I ever wanted to. Here's some advice for when anyone wants to put flooring in a basement. Make sure that the underlay does not trap moisture, due to cold air meeting warm air, from the cement floor under the underlay. Choose an underlay that allows some air space so that the cold air coming up from the cement can dissipate. There are some dangerous molds out there that can do irreversable damage to your health. Also, check out the contractor's credentials to make sure their qualificaions are up to date by looking at his paperwork, and I recommend that he/she should be getting recertified every 3 years. You will pay a little more, but it's worth it when your health is involved. So, my beautiful laminate flooring is no more and now I will be putting tile in the bathroom, and leaving the family room with a bare floor as I will be putting the house up for sale this year. I had planned to do this last year and now it looks like it's time to go forward with the sale. I love the house, but it's been getting too big for me to take care of. Spring is in the air, which brings new life, new plans, new me!!!!