Tuesday, March 5, 2013

How to: Cork floor and other things

Sorry I have been M.I.A. for a little bit I have been really sick (still don't feel so hot) but here is a quick update on everything - 3 H.O.M. kits have arrived and 14 should be here today (still haven't gotten hold of the canopy bed *pouting face*. I will show you what I got when I have them all here. On the new house some pieces did get cut this weekend (wanted to do more but was just to sick) Will show pics when it starts to look like something lol. I also ordered something else not going to tell you yet, show and tell when it arrives, and ya I be broke now lol. Hoping to order the doors and windows for the new house in the next couple weeks have to see how funds are. Oh and if anyone has a blog they want featured or know of a good blog just send me a mssg about it otherwise I will just keep picking. Also if you have a tutorial you would like featured hit me up about that also. I really want this blog to be about and for everyone thanks! I will stop blabbing now and onto-

Cork Floor :

 You will need:
matte board or cardboard
2 sheets of cork( I am using were bought at the craft store in the scrapbook paper section)
sealant to finish floor (your choice)

I picked a light and a dark cork sheet, but you can do all one color.  It has a backing that you peal off and then its sticky (just like a sticker). They were only a couple bucks a piece.The room I am making the floor for is 7 x 14 and once I got it made I still had some of the cork left over.
1.So measure your room and cut out your matte board to size.

2. Figure out how large you want your squares to be, I made mine 3/4 of an inch. Then draw out your squares on the removable paper backing.

3. Next your going to figure out how you want to lay them in the room and draw the pattern on the matte board. 4. Now the fun part - start laying your floor. Just peal off the backing as you go no glue needed!

5. Once you have all your pieces laid you can sand and finish how ever you want. I just put polyurethane on mine. I would suggest that after its dry you put your floor under some heavy books for a couple days but that's up to you! The good thing about this cork is you can really butt the pieces up next to each other since they are not real hard.


Wyrna Christensen said...

It looks really good, it must have been a lot of work. Thank you for showing how.

Kim said...

how smart- and it looks so sharp! Thank you- wonderful tutorial :) Hope you continue to feel better- and can't wait to see that mystery purchase!

Lucille said...

Hi Tina! Hope you'll be feeling better soon. Your floor looks fantastic! Thank you so much for the tutorial. Can't wait to see all your purchases, especially the mystery piece. As I always tell everyone, your life will be so much easier if you have a gluing gig once you start to put your kits together. I remember when I first started doing kits, I did not have one and had never even heard of it. I first saw one on Caseys Minis' blog. I'm telling you, I ordered one immediately from Micro Marks and I have never looked back since.

Tatiana said...

Очень красивый пол! Мне нравится!

teviro said...

Ha quedado muy bonito. Gracias por el tutorial.

Liduina said...

a Cork-floor! Great idea and you worked it out very well. Thanks!

Maria Ireland said...

I hope you are better soon. Your floor is fantastic. Thank you for sharing.
Hugs Maria

Madame Mystery said...

Wow! That looks great! Going to try this. Maybe I will give Maureen new flooring in her apartment. Do you think Ted will

Hope you feel better soon,


Pippibär said...

It looks great! Thanks for showing.
I hope you´re feeling better soon!
Hugs Melli

Tina -Just a Small Thing said...

Thanks everyone for your wonderful comments! you all are so sweet!

PILAR6373 said...

Te ha quedado un suelo muy bonito!!! se ve muy bien el corcho!!

Tina -Just a Small Thing said...

Thank you Pilar :)

Ray W said...

Hello Tina!
This is a great floor "How To"!
I love the cork on the diagonal.
Very well done!
Good wishes from Ray

Tina -Just a Small Thing said...

Thanks Ray, your always so nice :) and coming from you the compliments mean alot Thanks!

Lindsey Domer said...

How clever! This is great because cork is so inexpensive. :) Love the parquet look!

Tina -Just a Small Thing said...

Thanks Lindsey and it is very inexpensive to make! Also very easy and does not require a bunch of tools or anything :) so simple! I might try it doing a plank look and see how that turns out