10:31AM | 07/31/07
Member Since: 07/30/07
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Hi folks, I was wondering what people thought about making your own inlay-like design in your wood floor when you install it.

Like a simple geometric pattern of rectangles/lines using a different stained/hardwood?

I plan on using a Jotoba 5" wide eng. hardwood flooring. If I got a 3" lighter wood with the same thickness and grooving and make some diagonal cuts I could use that as a border. And all of this will installing the flooring.

Practical? Any expansion issues or any problems? Thanks for the responses!


08:29AM | 08/06/07
Member Since: 10/28/05
312 lifetime posts
practicality depends on intricasy and what you time is worth weighed against the cost of pre-made inlays.

the worst part is getting everything to fit tight so it looks nice.

there should not be any expansion and contraction issues if everything is smooth, gap-free, and sealed properly.

Hardwood Inlays:

Making Hardwood Inlays:


There are two ways to do any job.

The right way and the wrong way.

Do it right everytime.


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