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It keeps getting "better"

Some of you know that I'm undergoing major stress right now because of renovations taking place in a condo we hoped to have been living in at least a month ago. Yesterday they installed new flooring in the kitchen and the bathrooms. An environmentally friendly version of linoleum, called Marmoleum. Imagine my horror when I found they'd put the wrong colour in the bathrooms. As everything else chosen for those rooms was based on the floor colour this will have to be rectified. I can't even begin to express how I feel right now, either physically or emotionally, except I think I truly understand the meaning of the expression "end of one's rope".

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Just sending you a huge great hug

As you need it right now

I hope you had a few choice words to say to the fitters

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Only discovered it after hours when we paid our daily visit. We don't live in the space and I stayed away during the day to keep out of their way. Obviously a poor decision. Sigh.

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How very disappointing not to mention annoying. Huge hugs 🤗

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You poor thing! Is NOTHING going right for you?

All the best and hopefully a great improvement in the very near future.🎄🎄🍀🍀💐💐

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You know, every day I think things can't be worse. And then they are.

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Can’t you disappear out of it for a few days to “recuperate”?

When we moved into our new flat in February I “disappeared” into the hotel opposite. My OH, daughter and SIL coped with what had to be done. OH then spent the evenings and nights with me.

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My husband swans off to his part time job doing telephone interviews for Statistics Canada. We don't live in the chamber of horrors, still in our old house now owned by our younger son who has been an absolute angel. I can't reasonably get any further away and it seems I was far enough away for this horror to occur. Had I been there, I'd have seen what was happening in time to stop it.

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Oh no 😥 how aggravating! Wishing you well today Heron and a quick fix for the floors. Glad your son is a sweetie.

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Oh no!!!! Do hope it was entirely THEIR error?

I have to say, if I have workmen arriving to fit anything that could go wrong I insist on being present at the start nowadays!! I take a camping chair if necessary. I once drove all the way from the north of England to northern Italy to explain to the plumber's daughter who was responsible for bathroom design, face-to-face and in words of one syllable or less, just why she couldn't do what she was proposing. Silly child (just out of uni with a PhD in politics for goodness sake) hadn't even bothered to visit the site! She wanted to give me a walk-in shower with a structural pillar in the middle...

In this flat we had ordered sliding window doors for the living room and spare room, both had to go in a particular way round or there wasn't room to put furniture towards them. The living room was fine - the spare room was the wrong way round so no room to put a bed. We moved in just before xmas - to find the mistake. It meant having the entire wall of that room open to the elements in the winter to have it rectified. I was not amused!

How long must you wait for it to be replaced?

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Checked with company. Right colours were ordered.

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Hope they come up with appropriate compensation...

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Our rep is off today and the man I talked to was going to look into where the glitch occurred. I asked him if he could to get the ball rolling today to reorder right colour. It comes from a company called Forbo and I don't actually know where the North American supplier is, but it isn't anywhere near here.

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someone else out there is saying OH NO! wrong color! Hope it works out and you can get a break!!! be well!

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:D but not quite so simple. They installed the same colour we were getting in our kitchen. So, no, in this case we fortunately are the only sad people.

Years ago when we redid our bathroom they installed someone else's special order tub, which was "biscuit" not white. Because all the tiles had been set we decided they should just change the other fixtures to biscuit. What a mistake. The tub has given us nothing but grief as it turned out to be defective, so develops little blisters which have to be repaired at considerable expense. None of this was covered by guarantee because the big company which manufactured it, Jacuzzi, just about that time stopped honouring such guarantees in Canada. The installer only did the first repair - a long hairline crack on the outside, which I only noticed because it looked like one of my daughter's hairs and I tried to pick it off. I think I've bad luck with bathroom renos, although I have to say in every other respect we've been very happy with what we did.

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So sorry to hear of your renovation woes. I know this means delays to fix the situation. Glad to hear your son has been understanding through it all. I sincerely hope they replace it to your satisfaction.

The first contractor we hired to renovate our kitchen and family room last December made a number of errors that we are still fixing a year later. He has reimbursed us for two botched projects, but just last week we had to rip out all the kitchen flooring (including gas stove disconnected and fridge moved)!! The new installer said he had never seen a floor so poorly installed in his 33 years of working in the industry. It squeaked loudly, sunk in a variety of spots. We found out instead of putting down a new sub floor, he applied some cement compound in a few areas, but just randomly put shins of wood to level it???? Then he laid a engineered hardwood floating floor overtop.

I was very sick last Dec/Jan with the onset of PMR symptoms, so wasn’t able to oversee the renovations how I normally would. My passive OH kept saying he was ok with the floor. Not me! Cost $4300 to repair the floor and I will get my $ back one way or another.

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I have learnt a lot about building techniques in the last 40-odd years - I even get asked if I worked in the industry! I have an OH who will accept standards that make my blood boil!!

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I do feel for you, on top of everything else too.

I know how it feels my new bathroom was ruined by a well meaning tiler. I like everything as simple as possible, this man had installed an intricate twisted rope tile edging, without checking first. To remove it would have damaged most of the other tiles.

I hate it and infact avoid going in that room because it upsets me so much. Luckily it's in the family bathroom and I can use our ensuite ( posh eh? ) I still feel close to tears now three years later just thinking about it.

It's the right thing to get it sorted now if you can, you will never forgive them the mistake. Your home is important you need it to be as you want it and more importantly you need somewhere to relax.

Often wonder how you're getting with all this work going on, these things are never easy.

Best wishes.

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Oh *king heck! 🤬

Hope you gave everyone concerned a good telling off! Hopefully as their fault will be rectified soonest and with necessary remorse!

Keep calm and..........think of how good it will be when it’s finished.😊

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I think I posted quite a while ago about the tiles I'd fallen in love with because they were sort of glittery and would brighten up a room with no windows. But they cost a fortune. Well I had the bright idea that we could tile the bathrooms with cheap standard white tiles and run a band of the pretty ones around the perimeter. We worked that out and I halved the cost! The band of decorative tile is glass, and the colour looks white but is really the faintest grey. To have that with a basically yellow floor instead of the blue we chose would not work at all. In fact I remember chatting with the flooring salesman about whether we should get one of the other delicate colours for the decorative tile, to pull out the blue of the floor, I had my small sample of the flooring with me, and we both decided the almost grey was best, the other colours would have looked washed out. So I never had any reason to imagine we would encounter this problem.

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Sounds fantastic- and hopefully it will all pan out as you envisaged.

But you could without the hassle.

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Sorry to hear all this. Keep calm, calm and calm again. It will be beautiful once finished!

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Sorry that you are having such a stressful time,l hope it all works out beautifully in the end .

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Disappointing to say the least but try to rise above it and the glitch will be remedied soon - just another stress though but look forward to when it's finished - have read on about the colours you've chosen and they sound lovely - I love blues and whites very fresh looking...whatever you do only use the rope to hang whoever's responsible....

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So sorry you have to deal with all these tests of your strength and resilience. Please remember to breathe and think happy thoughts of how beautiful it will become...soon I hope! Post pics!

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Ohhhhhhh noooooooo! What a nightmare! You needed this like you needed a hole in the head! 😳

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Oh Heron...I am sorry darling. What a bummer. You really don't need this. What are these d*ckheads doing. I mean they surely realise HELLO CHECK BEFORE YOU STICK STUFF IN.

Sending you my love. It will pass. It seems massive now but one day will be a memory. Love, Linda xx

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It appears the installers didn't read their work order, either. Apparently it told them clearly that they needed to pick up two rolls, and which colour was to be put in which rooms.

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Sounds as if you have good grounds for complaint and evidence - which may be a pain but positive...

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The sales person is on the case. I know things will be fixed, but when???

I wish I could stop waking up really early and then not getting back to sleep again because I immediately start thinking and worrying and don't seem able to stop the cycle.

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