[Greenbuilding] Cheap flooring

Beatrice Dohrn beatricedohrn at yahoo.com
Wed Feb 20 13:56:29 PST 2013

I would agree with the responders who suggest re-finishing the floor. I add that if you get a few drill bits and hole saws that correspond so that you drill the hole in the floor with one and manufacture a "plug" that fits well in that hole the other,  you can patch the holes quite nicely by making them into standard "dots" that you fill with either a similar or contrasting wood.... Gets sanded down and goes with the look. 
Beatrice Dohrn

 From: Gennaro Brooks-Church - Eco Brooklyn <info at ecobrooklyn.com>
To: Green Building <greenbuilding at lists.bioenergylists.org> 
Sent: Wednesday, February 20, 2013 11:10 AM
Subject: Re: [Greenbuilding] Cheap flooring

If that picture is an indication of your existing floor then I would say you have a great floor. Patch the large holes with wood the small holes with saw dust/wood filler/stain, sand it all down, patch medium holes with old tin like they did in the old times, oil it with four layers of tung oil and citrus solvent (lay it on thick and remove ALL excess 20 min later, repeat 24hrs later). The results are priceless.

Gennaro Brooks-Church
Director, Eco Brooklyn Inc.
Cell: 1 347 244 3016 USA
22 2nd St; Brooklyn, NY 11231

On Wed, Feb 20, 2013 at 1:23 PM, Benjamin Pratt <benjamin.g.pratt at gmail.com> wrote:

I'm leading a small team of students to do furniture and interior
>design for a local internet cafe that is opening up. They came to us
>because they have a tiny budget. My university gets grants to help
>local businesses, and we work for cheap.
>The existing floor mostly maple and oak, is in bad shape, with a lot
>of holes and
>other damage. There is also a 1" or so level change where there was a
>wall. My two ideas so far are in the links below.The first could
>possibly bridge the level change and would definitely cover the holes.
> I was trying to find a floor I saw in another store that seemed to be
>rough-sanded lumber, with no appearance of any finish at all. I
>couldn't find it, but the second link is close.
>Any comments on my ideas, or have any other recommendations?
>b e n j a m i n p r a t t
>professor art+design
>the university of wisconsin stout
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