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gingersnap

08:21AM | 10/28/01
Member Since: 10/27/01
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We were watching Bob Vila the other day (it was a rerun!) and he used wood tiles he cut from 2x4's or 2X6's as flooring tiles in a kitchen. It was one of those really short spots in the show. The look was so beautiful. Can you tell us exactly how to do this? We would love it in our new kitchen!

homedoc

11:45AM | 10/29/01
Member Since: 05/21/01
71 lifetime posts
That was the Cobblewood flooring installation from the Chicago Grey stone.

Use 3/8 or 1/2 inch thickness of wood. Any size or shape onto a sub-floor. Not too large or warping will occur. First glue floor down, you use the regular tile mastic as an adhesive.

Let set for two days... Then grout, let set for one day. Also add any stain to grout, then do final coat of varnish, stain etc. Then maintain like any wood floor. Oil it every 2 years using wood floor oil. Varnish once a year. Buff once a month.

The grout for the cobblewood flooring is composed of sawdust from the wood mixed with a fast-drying oil-based sealer in a ratio of 2 parts sawdust to 1 part sealer. Pour the grout on the floor push it into the cracks using a rubber trowel or your hands. Trowel in the grout. Squeegee off the excess. Steel wool the face to remove any remaining excess grout that could dry to the top of the bricks. Let it sit over night and then apply another coat of oil-based sealer the next day.

Hope this helps.
Greg www.bobvila.com

If you would like to order the video, it is show #136 and is available under products and services.
Delivery usually takes about three weeks.

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