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11:45AM | 11/19/98
On one of the Home Again shows shot in Chicago they installed a kitchen floor made from wafers of wood sliced from an old barn beam (presumably cedar). They made a grout from 2 parts saw dust and one part "sealer". I am trying to find out what type of sealer they used. Anyone tried this recipe??


12:06PM | 11/19/98
I also saw this Home Again with the butcher block brick floor. I even taped the segment.
I noticed that is project was from 1991. I would love to know how well this kitchen floor held up. (The project was the Carriage House in Chicago.)
The grout was described as 2 parts sawdust to 1 part "fast drying oil based sealer". This was sqeegeed off and lightly steel wooled while still wet. Then the floor was sealed again 24 hrs later.


05:06PM | 11/19/98
I have seen the same cobblewood or endgrain block technique used in my area (South Texas) using mesquite, a native hardwood. I'm interested in laying such a floor in a small room in my house but don't know what method should be used to attach the floor to the underlayment. Adhesive? Nails? Screws?

Any suggestions will be appreciated.


04:32AM | 11/26/98
The Home Again episode I saw from 1991 used a non-water based "rubber mastik". I believe they commented that a water based adhesive would warp the woodblock tiles. It was troweled as you would tile (I think it was with a 1/4 inch square tooth).
I still would love to know how durable this application is.

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