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Old 08-30-2013, 09:30 AM   #1
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joint compound for a floor

this will sound crazy but, I am one of "those" people I recently added a faux rock wall using joint compound...applied 1/4" thick or so carving in the "grout lines" with the end of a paint brush and finishing with several paint colors... I love the way it turned out so I was thinking of doing my floor. Is this a possibility it will have heavy use and I do plan on using a heavy poly coat just not sure how it will stand up over time
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Old 08-30-2013, 01:26 PM   #2
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If you mean "joint compound" - as in - drywall, joint compound -
not a good idea!
If you mean "joint compound" - as in - mortar(bricks) -
not a good idea!

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Old 08-30-2013, 03:17 PM   #3
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It won't stand up. It'll crush like powder.

If you want a rustic stone look on your floor then using material intended for the purpose. There are a ton of materials for this, porcelain can be had in hundreds of variations that don't look like plain old square tile.

Be sure to factor both travel AND cleaning when considering flooring. You don't want to set up something that's going to be uncomfortable to walk upon. Or worse, cause tripping hazards. Then consider what it'd take to keep it clean. Some materials fare worse than others depending on the type and amount of traffic upon them.
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Old 08-30-2013, 07:19 PM   #4
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Stand by: the slightest wall movement whatsoever and your "faux rock wall" will be a faux avalanch. Joint compound is in no way the correct material for what you did.
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