[Greenbuilding] Cheap flooring

John Salmen terrain at shaw.ca
Wed Feb 20 14:07:11 PST 2013


Paint splatter floor (Jackson Pollock is due for renewal)  that way you can
use simple floor patch and leveller and make it disappear

 

 

The splatter covered floor of painter Jackson pollock's studio at the
Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center in East Hampton,New York7/21/2010. (
Michael P. Farrell / Times Union ) Photo: MICHAEL P. FARRELL

 

From: Greenbuilding [mailto:greenbuilding-bounces at lists.bioenergylists.org]
On Behalf Of Benjamin Pratt
Sent: February-20-13 11:58 AM
To: Green Building
Subject: Re: [Greenbuilding] Cheap flooring

 

I appreciate all the wisdom.

Trying to get a trendy look for cheap, but based on your advice, I am wil
probably tell them the best option is to refinish the floors. Any
recommendations for a durable finish that has a trendier look?  Maybe a grey
stain?

 

Students are not going to be doing the remodeling, just the design.

 

Ben

 

On Wed, Feb 20, 2013 at 1:47 PM, Clarke Olsen <colsen at fairpoint.net> wrote:

Using plywood for flooring is a bad idea. The only way to make it worse, is
to cut it into strips.

If you are determined to use sheet goods for flooring, 

put down 5' x 10' sheets of OSB and paint it a beautiful color.

Clarke Olsen
clarkeolsendesign.com
373 route 203
Spencertown, NY 12165 
USA
518-392-4640
colsen at taconic.net




 

On Feb 20, 2013, at 1:23 PM, Benjamin Pratt 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?


http://www.picklee.com/2012/12/12/farmhouse-wide-plank-floor-made-from-plywo
od-diy/

http://wormtracks.wordpress.com/2011/01/12/beautiful-wood-seen-at-anthropolo
gie/


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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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