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Forum topic by AmyB504 posted 06-30-2014 05:01 AM 568 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-30-2014 05:01 AM

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I’m wondering if anyone knows of a way to inlay wood floors. I’m in an older hone, and the edges of some floorboards have splintered away. Wood filler looks awful, and since most of the floor is in good shape I don’t want to refinish. I’d like to widen some of the gaps, maybe “improve” the shape a bit, and fill with lapis or turquoise. Ay thoughts? I’ve seen it done, but only when the floors were unfinished and newly installed, not as an unconventional patch in old floors. Any opinions, tips and recommendations for process and products is greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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#1 posted 06-30-2014 05:13 AM

I would think it would be the same as doing it any other way. Trace the object with a knife, router the waste out, inlay your piece, sand flush.

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#2 posted 06-30-2014 12:11 PM

I was thinking more along the lines of stone chip/powder in epoxy, rather than a solid piece. The sanding is the part that concerns me – don’t want to mess with the surrounding floor. Is it possible to apply the powder/epoxy mix flush enough? Any concern that movement in the floor from walking would crack the inlay out?

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