Thanks for the concern, Faheem … we had the Termite-inator in today so now both the termites (I hope!) and my lovely wood floor (sad face) are history! Yes, I think we did get a good deal, and I was very happy with the guy who performed the massacre … and the €2000 actually includes the laying of the new laminate floor. It’s only a not very large bedroom and a corridor, the rest of the flat is tile.
I did consider tile but the laminate is pre-treated against the little beasties, and our guy thought that with all the termiticide (is that a word?) he had put in valves in the walls and sub-floor, and the fact that we had found where they had entered the flat and blocked it up, he was sure we’d be protected (they re-inject the valves every 5 years.)
I’m a bit over tiles, we have them in most of the house, as is usual here and I find them cold and hard … and I LOATHE cleaning grout. I really like polished concrete and micro-cement, but can’t afford these …
Thanks to everyone for the good wishes and sympathy … I think the grieving period may be coming to and end …!