installing wood floors for the parents

The parents wanted me to install wood floors for their house. This was a new challenge for me since I have never done wood floors.Choose to install 3/4 inch by 4 rustic hickory found at Menards. So far it is looking pretty good. Purchased a Freeman nail gun for the floor. Was a little nervous because it was cheaper than the rest of them. I have to say it is holding up pretty good. Impressed so far and was half the price of other guns.

This is the link to the gun I used. It was a good deal at $159 so far.


Quartz counter tops

I decided to save money by putting in Quartz counter tops in my parents house by my self. The general price in the ad seemed really reasonable at $30 per sq ft and was being sold at Mendard’s. What they never tell you is that there are multiple extra costs. There is a cost for the sink cut out, also a cost if you do not want to have extra seams at every corner, cost for seam glue for each seam, and costs for the templates they send you for sizes. Overall this was a horrible idea. By the time I was done with all the costs I could have hired a counter top place to do the work and take all the risk of it not fitting. I will NEVER do that again. All the work and worry over the counter tops saved me about $200 dollars… Not worth it!