Tobias T. and Jessica B.
Frankfurt am Main
Flooring in the whole house following water damage
- Laminate Basic 200 Acacia grey 3-strip
- Laminate flooring Trendtime 5 slate agate-grey tile look
- Laminate 1 Shufflewood Harmony wide plank
"I got up and was suddenly standing ankle-deep in water," recalls Jessica B. on that morning in March 2017 when her life abruptly changed. One year after the family of four moved in, their entire home was flooded by a huge pipe burst. To blame was a blunder during the house's renovation by one of the companies involved, but the case is complex and even today has still not been resolved. The young couple intended to get married a few weeks later, but all of a sudden they and their two little boys (1 and 3 years old) were left without a roof over their heads. In their distress, the family turned to Parador for help in the course of the campaign "40 years, 40 projects".
Parador supported the family with three dream floors for the whole house: Laminate flooring Basic 200 acacia grey 3-strip, Laminate flooring Trendtime 1 slate agate-grey and Laminate flooring Trendtime 5 Shufflewood harmony. Now the entire house is equipped with high-quality laminate flooring and "from a technical quality perspective it makes an enormous difference," says Tobias T. during the conversation. "Now when Jessica and I are sitting on the sofa downstairs and the boys are running riot upstairs, it's much more muted." With a lot of courage and dedication, the family has overcome the difficult period and redesigned their house in their own way and in the style of the London trends – a city close to Jessica's heart.
Meanwhile, they have since got married and it has been 3 weeks since the finishing touches were added. "It is still difficult to believe that this is our house," tells the father of two. Now the house is gradually becoming a home once again.
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"The water is running down the stairs, down the walls," described Jessica B. as she filmed the devastating water damage in the stairwell on her phone. Barely a year after moving into the house, the family of four lost their home together with all their belongings on that morning. The court case has still not been resolved.
As a result of the disaster all of the floors had to be ripped up and many walls too had to be knocked down. Some of the walls were dried out from the inside and rebuilt.
It took some time until it was even possible to think about laying floors again. During this time, the family set everything in motion to organise in-kind and material donations for the renovation.
During the structural refurbishment, the Akustik Protect 100 underlay could be laid – "in terms of quality, this is much better than the flooring we had at the time."
Parador supported the family with flooring for the whole house: Laminate flooring Basic 200 acacia grey 3-strip, Laminate flooring Trendtime 1 slate agate-grey and Laminate flooring Trendtime 5 Shufflewood Harmony.
Before the incident, the family had installed Parador laminate flooring in one of the rooms on their own initiative. Even then they had been impressed by the beautiful appearance, the jointless laying and the micro-scratch resistant surface.
For some time the family of four had to live in a single room at Jessica's mother's house. During this time Jessica B. developed a whole new room concept to transform the house back into a home.
Inspired by trends from London, a city close to Jessica's heart, each room was now rethought and redesigned.
Matching the eclectic design of the laminate flooring, each room has its own colour scheme.
The new laminate flooring Trendtime 5 slate agate-grey tile look is best suited to the everyday needs of the family of four.
During a visit to the construction site, one of the boys said to the construction manager, "You're going to put my bed back together." Now it is standing on a secure floor with a lifetime warranty.
The deputy store manager has known Parador flooring since his childhood. When he was young his father taught him how to lay it.
With its matt antique texture and the all-round bevelled long and end edges laminate flooring Trendtime 1 Shufflewood Harmony wide plank is timeless and versatile.