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Save The Ends Of Your Timber To Create Gorgeous End Grain Floors

by Johanna Silver
Johanna is a writer who lives, works, and volunteers in New York.

Home improvement doesn’t always have to break the bank and be an elaborate ordeal.

Many believe that in order to get the home of their dreams they have to shell out big bucks for remodels, expensive resources, and fancy appliances.

But clever crafters and DIY-ers have shown us that there are many ways to make your home beautiful without shelling out too much dough.

They even use age-old techniques like cordwood construction, which uses tree rounds, grout, and shiny finishes to make beautiful, organic hardwood floors.

This ingenious idea takes humble resources and makes them into something amazing, which is just as elegant as paying loads of money for fancy wood and finishes.

And cordwood isn’t the only easy technique out there used to make inexpensive finishes on your floor.

End grain tiles are also made using the same idea: Lumber or timber is cut into shapes, placed in a pattern, and sealed onto the floor.

Check below to learn more about this technique as will as marvel at the beautiful floors.

Having wood floors makes your home look beautiful and elegant — plus it creates a fun, slidey surface if you have kids!

But the process can be pretty expensive.

But did you know there’s a technique out there that allows you to have pretty wood floors without the crazy cost and intricate installation?

This unique type of tiling is called end grain flooring.

The cool tiles are made out of the ends of timber, leaving the woodgrain exposed.

This means that you can make little tiles out of wood ends that can be glued and stained into a beautiful finished floor.

First, pieces of timber are cut into little tiles.

Then, for about two weeks, they’re left in the room where they’ll be installed so that the wood adjusts to the climate of the room. This will prevent warping floors.

Then they are positioned and glued down with adhesive, just like traditional tiles.

Depending on the natural bend in the wood, the tiles can be arranged to form cool, wavy patterns or symmetrical lines.

After they are glued and have dried in place, the tiles are sanded so that they’re free of any edges that your foot could catch on.

Then the stain is added in several layers so that the wood pops and has a glossy finish.

Finally the tiles are sealed and the floor is complete!

The wood should look like intricately placed tiles that have their own organic designs.

Using this end grain technique is not only user-friendly, it has plenty of potential for making beautiful unique floors!

Depending on how the wood is cut, the floor can become alive with the wood’s natural beauty.

Anyone who is in love with the idea of bringing more nature into their home would love how these floors look.

They definitely prove that, with a little know-how, you can make something beautiful out of the most basic materials.

And they don’t have to have a dynamic shape.

If they are cut out into symmetrical little squares, the wood looks just like a perfectly placed tile floor.

If you like the idea of having wood floor finishes with a bit more character, these cool tiles could fit perfectly in your home!

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