• Floors,  Measurements

    Measuring floor ‘undulations’!

    Before taking up the floorboards to clear out the subfloor,  inspect the joists and so on, it made sense to measure and document the interesting bowed floor. There is a noticeable hump or hillock in the middle of the room, which is distinctly impractical. Character in a old property is one thing… but this is not really functional for everyday living! We used a laser level to ‘skim’ the beam across the floorboards to locate the highest point in the room. This turned out to be the spot right in front of the fireplace hearth. This made some sense visually, since the hearth was angled sharply down from its front…