Category Archives: Flooring

Salvaged Antique Heart Pine Flooring for Historic Restoration

Baton Rouge, Louisiana is a beautiful town, and the Old State Capitol there is an impressive historic structure. Sourcing lumber for flooring in historic buildings has become increasingly tricky and fraught as legitimate traditional sources become depleted or shut off. … Continue reading

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Salvaged Lumber Sole Legitimate Source of Quality Lumber

Anybody who has ever monitored the performance of currently available 2nd and third growth lumber in exterior applications knows that it is nearly useless for replacement service, developing rot quickly when used in exposed areas. Use of what standing first … Continue reading

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Historic Marble Floor Polishing and Restoration

TNT Floors, LLC of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma are marble polishing specialists. They restored the polish to this historic marble floor. Marble is a relatively soft stone, so they proceeded conservatively in order to remove minimal material while achieving the desired result, … Continue reading

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Custom Painted Floorcloth is a Flexible Way to Address Design Goals.

Not just an authentic, reproduction c.1835 period floor covering, this custom painted floorcloth is also a versatile, sensible design solution. The install is lightweight and “floats”, so it doesn’t compromise the original floor and just rolls up when its useful … Continue reading

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Terrazzo, Through the Ages

At the link, Specialized Maintenance Service, LLC, of Horicon, Wisconsin restored a 125 year old terrazzo floor discovered beneath bar area shag rug. They performed a public service here, beyond restoration of an important historic element, because carpet in such an … Continue reading

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Canvas Floorcloth Design Developed From Scrap of Period Linoleum.

For fans of period linoleum, handmade floorcloths can be a beautiful, allusive option. Floorcloths are made of heavy canvas, made stiff with layers of paint. Like linoleum, they lay flat, wipe up easy and are durable. Unlike most linoleum installations, … Continue reading

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Patterned Wood Floor Medallions

Here is an impressive collection of six wood floor medallions laid down by Clifton Grant Floors of Fairfax, Virginia in a single house. It features a stunning octagonal floor in an octagonal room, the medallion carried throughout the whole floor. … Continue reading

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