What I love about running this blog is that I learn something new just about every day. This post is the latest example.
I saw the above image of wood flooring ideas and was totally stumped about what this style of wood floors was even called. After some digging I finally got the answer… its called end grain flooring. I love this non-traditional design so much!
Heres a good 3 part tutorial for you DIYers.
I also found another great blog post that describes the process and links to several good resources. If you want to know more about this type of floor, head on over to the link here…
Find the full video here: ModRemod End Grain Flooring
End grain wood flooring was once a popular floor covering of choice. It is found in grand old houses, and large prestigious industrial buildings. This type of flooring can also be known as wood block flooring. It is a unique and beautiful floor covering that is still suitable for use today.
Advantages of End Grain wood Flooring:
Unique pattern not seen in any other wood flooring
What is End Grain wood flooring?
End grain wood flooring is made from tiles of timber which are cut from the end of a piece of timber. This means that its arranged like a chopping board. The separate tiles of end grain flooring can be fixed together
Wood end grain flooring is highly durable and thats why it has been used in many different places. Its been used as a covering for streets, in homes and even in large industrial factories. There arent many tougher materials than end grain wood flooring which is why many of the streets covered in the material managed to survive.
End grain wood flooring has a unique pattern you wont see in any other type of wood flooring. The grain pattern is very intense. The wood can be stained, painted and can also be left natural.
The floors are easy to lay, although installing end grain wood flooring is slightly more complicated than other types of wooden flooring, but its normally worth it.. They are laid in virtually the same way as a regular tiled floor by using adhesives. The end of the wood can also be sealed using polyurethane to make it easy to look after. The wood can also be stained in the same way as a strip wood floor.
Most wood end floors can be reclaimed from old industrial buildings. This means that they have an interesting look and some real history behind them.
Additional Resources: Looking for more DIY wood floors?
Dont miss this tutorial by the shabby creek cottage and also this one from little green notebook.