Saturday 20 April 2002 8.24am
Kates right, my daughter has just moved into a small three bed house. after taking out the hideous m.f.i. built in cupboards in the living room and dining room, taking up the smelly dog two tone loop pile carpet, decorating to a style that would suit L.L.Bowen, I then offered to pay for her carpets.. she looked at me with horror and said no mum, I'm going to stain them and leave them bare.
She did it looked beautiful....the floorboards were the original and in excellent condition.. the noise is something else...
If you live in a property with someone dwelling underneath I think wood floors would bring you into the war zone with even the nicest of neighbours..
when you walk across the floor the noise is bloody irritating, as the space below the house makes it sound like drum....if you drop anything breakable it does..break....
When entertaining knocking your precious china off the dining table, or even worse, your precious lead crystal goblets your mum bought you ( take a hint daughter of mine!) onto a hard unyielding surface, that will shatter and take forever to get rid of the shards of glass.
I've told my daughter to invest in some large, inexpensive rugs from that swedish joint to muffle the sound.