I’m about to embark on a new relationship with a recommended handyman. He came over yesterday to check out the upstairs bathroom. In terms of labor and supplies, I think it’s on the light side of jobs. What do I want? White wainscoating on the lower half and help putting up/in a new medicine cabinet, wall lights, and towel rack.
Oh, and I also wanted him to give me an estimate on either 1) ripping up the linoleum to get to the original tile or 2) on putting in a new tile floor. His response to #1 was: Yeah, I wouldn’t want to do that…but you could. His second suggestion was to just put new linoleum over it and call it a day. So while waiting to hear about his estimate, I decided to see what I could do on a rainy day.
I knew there was the original tile because last summer we’d cut away a section of flooring. I just didn’t know what shape it was in and pretty much everyone from the plumber to the electrician told me not to bother with it. After six hours on my knees with a metal scraper, I’m beginning to think they were right. Sometimes you got to do it the hard way.