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Paper Bag Floors

If you are in need of new flooring but don't have much money to spend (or even if you do) then this fits the bill! I created this floor out of brown paper, Elmers glue, stain and polyurethane. It was easy to do (albeit time consuming) and is very durable. This room is 10 X 12 and cost about $80, but future rooms will cost about $30 since I have plenty of leftover supplies. Click through to read the tutorial: http://www.domesticimperfection.com/2013/03/...

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  • Maria McGlone
    Maria McGlone Boqueron, PR
    great idea. now everybody can have a new floor. thanks.
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  • Monique
    Monique Troy, OH
    looks great will it work on any flooring like sub flooring or is there a certain wood I need to put down first?
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    • Matthew Ryan
      Matthew Ryan Madison, MS
      Monique I put mine right on top of the 4x8 sheets of subfloor. putty gaps where plywood meets plywood
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  • Kristine
    Kristine Kemah, TX
    How would you keep the floor clean? Mopping and scrubbing. How does it hold up to 2 large dogs playing on it?
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  • Bles
    12 coats of poly!!! How long do you need to wait between each coat?
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    • Matthew Ryan
      Matthew Ryan Madison, MS
      Bles mine dried in like 45 minutes, but I waited 2 hours between coats (mississippi weather)
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  • Matthew Ryan
    Matthew Ryan Madison, MS
    Mine dried in about 45 min. But i waited 2 hours. (water based poly)
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  • Matthew Ryan
    Matthew Ryan Madison, MS
    I put mine right on top of the 4x8 sheets of plywood subfloor
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  • Amanda MccoyVowell
    I was curious to about cleaning it? can you mop it with regular cleaners or what?
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  • Shelley Sweitzer
    Shelley Sweitzer Mattawana, PA
    Can you do this on top of linoleum or do you need to remove it? How durable is it with dogs? Did you rip the bags into different size pieces and over lap? I Love This!!!)
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  • Cindy Hernandez
    Cindy Hernandez Clute, TX
    just bought a house the floor is concrete what would I have to do first to do this kinda paper floor on

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    • Matthew Ryan
      Matthew Ryan Madison, MS
      Cindy Hernandez there are other videos... gotta decide if u trust the person's knowledge or not. seems to know what she doing but......:)
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  • Dennis
    Dennis Kansas City, MO
    Can you a oil base polyurethane?
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  • Sheryll S
    Sheryll S Jacksonville, FL
    I have a concrete slab house & I am sure it has that nasty black asbestos glue on it from when they put down those old 9 in linoleum tiles........ so I had to do myself. I only sanded enough to be confident it was still porous (so far not finished YET).
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  • Penny Gray
    Penny Gray West Fork, AR
    We want to do this in our new house but are worried about our pets running around and scratching it all up. Does it show up scratches form animals or things getting moved on it?
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