Patchwork floor- 2 Year update

About life & quilting: maintenance is always easier than repairs.

pit_floor_repairs

I installed this patchwork floor in August 2013.  I knew it would benefit from a light sanding and a few more coats of polyurethane at the end of its first year.  However, time and energy flew by.  I didn’t get around to maintenance until this fall (2015).  By this time, we had replaced the refrigerator (which I had just worked around).  The new frig left a little original floor showing:

pit_floor_frig

There were also a couple places in the center of the floor where the boards were uneven and the poly & fabric were cracking:

pit_floor_crack

I kept the leftover fabrics and could cut new pieces to repair these ’tiles.’ I used an x-acto knife to cut up the squares with the cracks.

pit_floor_knife

I cut along their edges and they readily peeled up:

pit_floor_peel

I patched and sanded the cracks.  Some of them are really too big too really sand flat, so I’ll have to expect to need to pay attention and keep it sealed.  I also pieced the little strip by the refrigerator.

pit_floor_patch

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I glued new ones back.  Then put another 10 coats of polyurethane on the floor over 3 days.  I sanded lightly after the first coat.  And then again at the beginning of each day.  The repairs are close to invisible.  And, it should be good for another couple of years!

pit_floor_fin2

Thanks for reading through the story of this project.  Let me know what you think!

Patchwork Kitchen Floor:  The StorySampler & Supplies, Technique/process

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5 Responses to Patchwork floor- 2 Year update

  1. Vickie November 21, 2015 at 12:54 am #

    Every entry is very interesting! Cheers to a successful launch!

    Totally green with envy looking at your floor.

  2. Juline November 21, 2015 at 4:21 pm #

    This is fantastic! 100x better than a paper bag floor! It’s never occurred to me to use fabric. I might try this in a closet.

  3. joan November 21, 2015 at 6:06 pm #

    Fabulous. In the long-distance shot it looks just like ceramic tiles. Very impressive.

  4. Pam November 23, 2015 at 4:29 am #

    What an amazing idea!!! You are incredible!!! Your floor looks fantastic & unless you told, no one would pick it as being made of fabric. I am so glad your gamble has paid off & the maintenance is minimal. It must make you smile every time you walk into the kitchen. The mind boggles with what else could be covered with with fabric in this was. WooHoo!..
    Cheers
    Pam (Downunder)

  5. Jan Sturtevant December 2, 2015 at 11:50 pm #

    You never cease to amaze me…glad the repairs worked. And a new fridge!! Freezer on the bottom!!

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