It was a crew of 2 that arrived at 9:45 a.m. yesterday and they had to tear out the old carpet first. At 5 p.m. they were exhausted and still had this wall on the left and around the fireplace to finish. I told them it was OK with me if they wanted to finish this morning and they were happy to leave.
I was surprised when I saw a piece of the carpet close up that it is black and white twisted, taupe and white twisted and plain white. I don't know what percentage of each but I'm really happy with it. I thought it might be darker than my old carpet but it looks to be close. It is made of 50% recycled bottles spun into fiber and very soft.
I sorted 1.5" strips all day. I was looking for the ones that I had 3 or more of. This is one container repacked with one of each of hundreds of batiks, 2 layers in there.
This is the bunch I will be working with. The roll to the left is 2 alike of many batiks, the other larger roll is anywhere from 3 to 8 strips of each fabric.