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Discussion in 'The Grumble' started by blackiris, Aug 4, 2010.

  1. j Paul

    j Paul PFG, Picture Framing God

    Prices of laminate flooring has really come down over the years. Check out the home centers and you should find it for under $1. sf. They should have a special tool you can rent to make cutting it easy. Kind of like a rotary paper trimmer (except it has a saw blade) and it is manual powere.

    Bamboo is great.

    Check out a Sam's Club or Costcos if you have them.
     
  2. Ylva

    Ylva SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God

    It holds up the same as wood flooring (is what I've been told) and yes, they do sell it at HD. I am considering it for our kids' bedrooms (have ugly stinky greenish carpet there now :vomit:)

    Again, from what I've been told; it is harder than wood, so better scratch/dent resistant. You can also sand and refinish it when necessary. It doesn't warp. It's less expensive than most woods. HD here does install it and it still is less than $5/sq.ft. (this was last year, haven't looked in the mean time)
    As with everything; lowest price is lower quality. However, I did find some at 1.99/sq.ft last year that looked good enough to me....
     
  3. Ylva

    Ylva SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God

    Oh, and...

    I have laminate floors. Don't do it!!! Especially with kids' classes. You have to be very careful about it not getting wet. I have a huge mat right at the front door, and any spills that get on the floor (from rain, snow) I wipe up quickly.
    Go bamboo!
     
  4. MyMoulding.com

    MyMoulding.com Grumbler in Training

    Good to see a fellow craft beer lover on here. I'm from L.A. so we don't get New Glarus out here but I've heard about their beers. Hopefully I'll get to try one some day!
     
  5. John Ranes II CPF GCF

    John Ranes II CPF GCF SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer

    Good beer and moving...don't they go hand in hand?

    Indeed....but you're bound to have a better selection of the Sierra Nevada beers at hand. Can't go wrong there!

    John
     
  6. AnneL

    AnneL SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God

    John, if we go down to help her, we're going to have to insist on picking out the beer (Nicole can still pay for it).
     
  7. blackiris

    blackiris SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God

    NO MORE BEER TALK!! I cant even drink it! :( or think about it without getting :vomit:
     
  8. i-m-chickie

    i-m-chickie SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer

    So when the big move date exactly...need to make sure the keg arrives on time...?

    And update records of course.
     
  9. mik

    mik SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer

    Is there a LUMBER LIQUIDATORS (www.lumberliquidators.com) store near you? They have super buys on hardwood/laminate/bamboo. And they can ship to you if you don't have a store close by.

    Also check out cork flooring...it's way cool.
     
  10. AWG

    AWG SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer

    We just finished moving from about 1800 sq ft to 600 sq ft (really)
    Overhead dropped over $1500/month. Ironically we moved from the streetfront to a rear building and GAINED visibility (80 feet across the parking lot). Fresh start and a unified look make it a much better-looking and professional spot. Starting "fresh" allows for complete reorganization of work flow, etc. Every customer has had praise for the new spot and we've seen a NEW customer every day since the move.
    Tech-wise we had to make some changes - one PC to run the whole shop (wizard, visualization and POS), no catalogs except on line. Kept our EPSON printer and photo studio. Lost the unproductive and poor selling readymades.
    SO FAR it's been better than we could have expected. First mailing goes out this week so we'll see what happens then. A terrific opportunity to reinvent and refine your business. GOOD LUCK!!
     
  11. John Ranes II CPF GCF

    John Ranes II CPF GCF SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer

    Good idea....

    Congrats on the successful move Tony & Kassandra. How far did you move?

    John
     
  12. AWG

    AWG SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer

    Thanks John. We moved about 100 feet. Really. For the effort, cost, blood sweat and tears it could have been across town. But business is UP and things are looking great!
     
  13. blackiris

    blackiris SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God

    Soooooo sent off the letter to the management company......

    Also CC my lawyer and the OWNER............

    Did I mention the management company dud e is a jerk!

    Super stressed out about getting the deposit back!!! :(
    Super STRESSED about getting everything to fit! uggggg

    I just cant believe sometimes HOW RUDE and MEAN people are! :fire:
     
  14. Bob Doyle

    Bob Doyle SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God

    Do you use LifeSaver? When I moved I had to get them to update my address and info. Also had to do it for PowerPay. No biggie, the biggest headache was getting the DSL connected :)
     
  15. FTP

    FTP CGF II, Certified Grumble Framer Level 2

    Nicole you must call me!!!!!!!!!
    We are having the bit "will everything fit debate" Ughh
    It does feel good though having a brand new spanking place!!!!!!!
    Hope things look up for you!
     
  16. blackiris

    blackiris SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God

    Sooooooo I spent Sunday taking down UGLY pegboard.........I'm not even a 1/3 of the way done..........:faintthud: ANNOYING!!! and HOT!!!! :fire:

    All the walls have to be patched too..............ready to be painted on Sunday........
    HOPEFULLY!! <crossing fingers>

    I dont know how thats going to happen unless I clone myself.......:faintthud:

    Still have to pack......finish hockey stick shadowbox, billard ball shadowbox, and 2 jerseys.....plus all other framing by next friday.....:faintthud:

    SOOOOOO Question!
    What do you do with all the ART that my commisioned artists HAVENT picked up?? I seriously do not want to move any of it!!!!
    I've called and callled all of them too! :( There is NO possible spot for me to store it either!
     
  17. framah

    framah PFG, Picture Framing God

    Basement of your house?
    Garage?
    Dumpster?
     
  18. JbNormandog

    JbNormandog SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer

    Call them 1 more time to inform them of your storage charge.

    Should get those cheap b@stards in.

    Bob
     
  19. Ylva

    Ylva SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God

    I would call them one last time, telling them if it isn't picked up by such and such date, you will treat it as abandoned. (then throw it in the dumpster...or store in basement...or leave behind....)
     
  20. Larry Peterson

    Larry Peterson PFG, Picture Framing God

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    Ernastine: One Ringy Dingy; Two Ringy Dingy.... Hello Skraggly A$$ Artist. This is your third and final call about your worthless art. You have exactly 1000 ringy dingys to pick up this carp. The ladies from the Goodwill store were here the other day I told them I would be donating it to them but they want no thing to do wid it. My niece is on the HS archery team and said that they need sum new targets so they will take it. You have 999 ringy dingeys left or arrows away

    cue William Tell Overture
    Fade to Black.
     
  21. blackiris

    blackiris SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God

    HUH?????????? :nuts:
     
  22. Bob Doyle

    Bob Doyle SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God

  23. Larry Peterson

    Larry Peterson PFG, Picture Framing God

  24. AnneL

    AnneL SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God

    Oh poor Nicole! She has led such a culturally deprived life!
     
  25. Paul N

    Paul N In Corner

    It's tough to be young and cute...............:fire:
     
  26. Bob Doyle

    Bob Doyle SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God

    Typo Paul, I think you meant to say

    It's cute to be so young and tough...............[​IMG]
     
  27. blackiris

    blackiris SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God

    CUTE????? CUTE???????? How DARE you!!

    I was going for EVIL!!!!!!!!! :p
     
  28. MabSadie2

    MabSadie2 PFG, Picture Framing God

    WIN OF THE WEEK! ROFLMAO!
     
  29. Larry Peterson

    Larry Peterson PFG, Picture Framing God

    And I forgot to include her standard "Don't give me that. I AM a high school graduate" line.
     
  30. acrompton

    acrompton MGF, Master Grumble Framer

    I have seen Bamboo at Lowe's. Whatever you do, don't get the cheapest stuff. My sister is redoing a house with wood and went to get the onsale stuff....sure it's 88 cents a foot, but it has a 10 yr warranty and is about as thick as saltines. She is now waiting for her tax return in the spring so she can get the floor with a 55 yr warranty.
     
  31. danny boy

    danny boy PFG, Picture Framing God

    pictures, pictures... before and after as well as in between....
     
  32. Artrageous

    Artrageous PFG, Picture Framing God

    pregnancy or moving?
     
  33. blackiris

    blackiris SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God

    YEP!! Coming soon.....I took some during my DEMO ~ TIME last night......in between getting off the ladder and throwing up!! ICK! :p

    I can weild a mean hammer.....and pry bar thingy....I think I might need about 5 gallons of spackle to fix the walls though!! :faintthud:
     
  34. danny boy

    danny boy PFG, Picture Framing God

    Out with the old,
    and in with the new....

    I love fresh paint, all clean and sparkely....
     
  35. blackiris

    blackiris SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God

    OK.......here's what I've been doing lately........have to have it
    ALL DONE by Saturday!!!!!! :faintthud:

    PEG BOARD SUCKS!!! And I would LOVE to punch the guy in the
    face that put it up!! Half was nailed up........with 3 inch nails....and the other wall was screwed in........IDIOTS~!!!!!
     

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  36. blackiris

    blackiris SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God

    Soo lets just say there is a BIT of spackleing needed at the new space....and vaccuming........and dusting........and spiders..........ICK!

    BUT I did have time to jet out Sunday afternoon to take my little sis to see AEROSMITH for her 31st bday!........Steven Tyler Ohme......I think thats a great name for the baby! ;)

    Here's ONE of the BIG OOOOPS!! I get too freaking impatient!! LOL
    I think I made 3 HUGE HOLES in the wall!!!! :p
    SOOO since the wall is soooo KRAPPY....I decided to do a ventian/texture wall......I SWEAR if a customer wants me to do this to thier wall I might just scream!!! I'm almost done with the 30' wall...then we just have to paint! My shoulders are killing me! :thumbsup:
     

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  37. framah

    framah PFG, Picture Framing God

    So... what's Steve Tyler... about 70? :faintthud:

    He's definitely getting long in the tooth.

    Alot of these old geezers need to move out of the way and let the next generation get it on...or in their case the next 3 generations.

    Glad you like to rock out to the oldies!! Was Sha-Na-Na their opening act?
     
  38. Paul N

    Paul N In Corner

    Does that sign in the window say
    "COMING SOON - Black Iris Gallery!!"?????
     
  39. blackiris

    blackiris SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God

    OHhhhh....I have video too....but you can hear me singing "Dream ON" at the top of my lungs.......
    He's not bad for 62 years old......totally rocked out! I think I'm in love even more.....;) :D Not too many men that age can wear gold lame' pants and LOOK HOT AS HELLLLLL!
    DUH!!!!!! YAH!!!!! :D :D
     
  40. framah

    framah PFG, Picture Framing God

    I guess the new version of RockonDepends don't show thru the gold lame' pants, eh?:thumbsup:
     
  41. Pat Murphey

    Pat Murphey SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God

  42. Paul N

    Paul N In Corner

    Grandpa in Lame pants?? Yep, sounds really hot.....:D

    I plan to wear such pants in 20 years to prove you wrong!!! If they still sell them.....:p
     
  43. Artrageous

    Artrageous PFG, Picture Framing God

    Great idea Pat, maybe she could throw her oval cutter in with the pegboard.
     
  44. Artrageous

    Artrageous PFG, Picture Framing God

    That answers the question of what to get Paul for a future Birthday gift!
     
  45. Paul N

    Paul N In Corner

    That's a very lame gift.
     
  46. Artrageous

    Artrageous PFG, Picture Framing God

    hey Paul...Can't touch this! Framing Time!

    [​IMG]
     
  47. HangingAroundHoover

    HangingAroundHoover MGF, Master Grumble Framer

  48. Bob Doyle

    Bob Doyle SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God

    Which is why Chickie is in Florida! Lots on hot grandpas and lots of gold lame :)
     
  49. Bob Doyle

    Bob Doyle SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God

    Nic, i just noticed, you got a little gut going on, what's up?
     
  50. blackiris

    blackiris SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God

    Psssssssssssst................nice try Bob.....that's not me on the ladder......:D

    And DUDDDE your married......thats NOT EVEN COOL to say to a prego chick!!!! Your wife would kill you.......hey BTW... can I have her #? :D
     
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