How to Build a Brick-Look Wooden Floor with Little Money. If you don't like floors made with ceramics that give less of a feeling of warmth than rustic wooden floors, this project is for you. Learn how to build a rustic wooden floor like the old ones for little money and without complications.
- Wood Ribbons
- Flexible wood cladding of suitable color
- Circular saw with measuring bench
- Sander or sandpaper
- Wood finishing varnish (polyurethane recommended)
Step 1: Measure how many wooden tiles you need per square meter and prepare the necessary slats to cover the entire room. Cut the sections with a circular saw with a gauge and always use the same thickness. Then, sand all the pieces to remove splinters and edges.
Step 2: The enemy of wood is humidity and therefore we must ensure that the cement or concrete base is completely dry. If so, we will proceed to sweep it thoroughly before preparing the adhesive. We will also not be able to have oil or grease stains on the surface or the pavers could come off.
Step 3: We mark the center of the room, to place the first one at that point. From the center, we will place the rest to the end of the room, where we will cut them and adapt them to the walls. If you want, you can do some tests without cement until you feel confident setting them.
Step 4: Placing them is simple, just drop them on the adhesive and feel how they create a little vacuum on the dough. Do not slide it, you must place it and apply some force on it so that the adhesive catches it.
Step 5: You should leave 1.5 centimeters of separation between them for their correct expansion during the summer. Help yourself by purchasing floor veneer spacers.
Step 6: Fill any gaps in the wood or possible damage with the flexible wood covering.
Step 7: Afterwards, we will proceed to varnish the entire floor with a polyurethane wood floor sealer. It is advisable to buy a fireproof varnish to avoid accidents. You can remove excess sealant with a rag or very fine-grit sanding pad. And ready!
That's all! Greetings!