The team finished the upper living area in the 1st day, and progressed to other rooms in day 2. As shown below, they started working on my daughter's pink room in day 3 and later finished it late in the afternoon.
Our main bedroom also finished in day 3.
By looking at some of the damaged boards they removed (due to cracks or other reasons), you can see how long the nails are and how much glue been applied to the boards.
The rubbish in the garage started to pile up, higher and higher...
While the other side of the garage is filled with timber boards...
The team also started working on ground floor at the same time. It's a lot more trickier than upstairs. First, they put a thick anti-moisture plastic to cover all the concrete slabs.
This is the meal area near the kitchen, also covered with plastic.
They then start bringing in these hard woods.
There were lots of them, evenly placed all over the places.
They then open it up and nicely laid on the plastic, with all hard woods 30cm apart from each other. Looks like the lanes in the swimming pool or racing tracks.
Next they use a drill to drill through the hard wood and into the concrete slabs below. It's not an easy job, as they have to drill about 4 to 5 holes for every piece of hard wood.
This is a closer look, it's even more noisy than the little nailing machine and compressor upstairs. Felt very sorry for the neighbours...
This is the kind of nails they used to hold the hard woods.
Next the most painful part, they have to hammer the nails in one by one...Have a look at how much dust all over the place... I tried to help by cleaning up the area with my vacuum machine. And guess what, after about an hour of vacuuming, my vacuum machine starts making some weired noise, pump out lots of dust and died...
Just look at how many holes they have to drill and then hammer those nails one by one...
Hard woods, drilling noises, dust, it's a horrible scene. And don't forget that these are just for the foundation, they haven't started installing the timber boards yet!
So if any of you interested in entering the building/renovation industry, I won't recommend you to do timber flooring. Unless you can have a easier process/method, this is too much work and too labour intensive!