The matai flooring is now largely complete. It smells so good and looks fantastic. Although not a cheap option it is definitely what we want to live with. Two of our family have allergies so carpet it not a great option for us and it is simply beautiful. The next step is to protect the floor with cardboard. To buy cardboards rolls would cost us $50/roll and that covered less than half the living area. Our builder Simon from Third Little Pig suggested trying to get hold of some large boxes. A quick call to Harvey Norman Moorhouse Ave sourced some boxes for us. I have never been a fan of very large TV’s or fridges but I now see their value… The boxes are huge! One trip to the warehouse skip covered the rest of the floor for free. For those trying to find cheaper options, a little bit of lateral thinking and hard work can go a long way. It was also fun, I was amazed at how willing people were to help. I even scored a pineapple lump!