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post #1 of 4 Old 01-14-2010, 11:25 AM Thread Starter
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tree branch floor tiles

Has anyone ever seen 1/2" thick by random diameter floor tiles cut from tree branches and used for kitchen/bath flooring? I saw this either on tv or in a magazine several years ago and can't seem to find it again. I am building a cabin and planning on doing this for my bathroom and possibly kitchen floors.

I am mostly wondering what type of adhesive would be used for the tiles, how would you seal them for minimal expansion/contraction, what type of grout to use, and any sealers?

It seems to me that even with the log tiles sealed they would vary in size due to moisture content and would require flexible adhesive and grout.

Any information or pictures on this would be greatly appreciated.

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My guess is that the best way to secure and seal tree round tiles would be to fill and cover them with two part pourble clear epoxy or fiberglassing resin. It would make a very different and interesting floor.

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sounds like a large-scale version of "oyster veneering" so you might try finding it under that name.

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Doesn't really look too good. And you have to fill the spaces between them with something.
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