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tgifwilson 07-12-2012 09:58 PM

Paper bag flooring
 
Hi, Just wondering if anyone has used the paper bag method of flooring? I'm thinking of replacing our old tiles in the basement laundry room with this method. Any comments or experience with this method? Thanks

hwymorris 07-13-2012 04:59 PM

I've never heard of it? :huh: Please explain. I've heard of walls but not floors doing with doing that process.

JetSwet 07-13-2012 07:09 PM

Must mean floating tile?.....

joecaption 07-13-2012 08:12 PM

Nope, I'd bet there taliking about one of the sillyest ideas I'd ever heard of.
Cover the floor with paper bags and coat with coats of poly to make it look like leather.
It was all the rage on some of the DIY shows years ago, along will applying toilet paper on the wall with glue and painting over it. (no joke)
Horrible horrible idea.
There has to to be at least 10 other ideas for flooring that will hold up better and last longer.

JetSwet 07-13-2012 08:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by joecaption
Nope, I'd bet there taliking about one of the sillyest ideas I'd ever heard of.
Cover the floor with paper bags and coat with coats of poly to make it look like leather.
It was all the rage on some of the DIY shows years ago, along will applying toilet paper on the wall with glue and painting over it. (no joke)
Horrible horrible idea.
There has to to be at least 10 other ideas for flooring that will hold up better and last longer.

Oooohhh......nooooo......

Blondesense 07-13-2012 08:45 PM

I did something like that on a trashed kitchen counter several years ago. The formica was toast so I figured if it didn't work I wouldn't be out much.
It lasted a couple of years until we sold the house.
No way would I attempt it on a floor.

DangerMouse 07-14-2012 07:10 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by joecaption (Post 965129)
There has to to be at least 10 other ideas for flooring that will hold up better and last longer.

....and they are....... what?

DM

Blondesense 07-14-2012 04:36 PM

The process is basically white glue and paper with a layer of polyurethane on top. I think it would be a delicate floor at best.
I wonder how many people who endorsed it five years ago are still happy with it.

In a basement laundry room you have potential water and moisture issues. Not my first choice to try it in.

Edited to add: At least it would be cheap and easy to patch or repair.

Awoodfloorguy 07-15-2012 06:30 PM

I agree with the others, this does not sound like too good of an idea. Maybe consider Cork for a some what similar look that is fairly affordable. Other options for a concrete basement floor might be to epoxy it, acid stain, or tile.

mae-ling 07-16-2012 01:10 AM

Know a guy did this in a trailer and it worked well he said.
Not sure how much I would trust it.


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