Two down, 118 more to go.
One of the projects in our new building that I am most excited about is doing this stained cork floor, because 1) I think it is truly unique, and 2) I think it is going to look really, really cool, and 3) Cork flooring is hot! We had to wait 4 mos. for the unfinished cork tiles to arrive on a slow boat from China (seriously) so now have to get them done pronto so they can be installed before the furniture arrives.
I saw this pattern in the HUGE, absolutely gorgeous Taschen book, The World of Ornament and was wierdly drawn to it. It’s not my usual design crush and it feels fun to try something completely different. We are using water-based stains with Modellos and stencils to complete the pattern on each tile. Once it’s installed, I’ll add some umber colorant to the sealer to knock it back a bit. Just a bit. Fun, huh? I’m just not sure I can bear to let people walk on it!
November 15th, 2007 at 10:55 am
you are on crack! That’s really ambitious. It will be beautiful.
November 15th, 2007 at 4:24 pm
Now, you know my only addiction is red wine!
November 17th, 2007 at 8:58 am
Absolutely incredible. I’m hoping you have assistance for this project.
November 17th, 2007 at 2:45 pm
hello, could you please tell me how I can buy a stencil to do a floor? Thanks, louise
November 18th, 2007 at 9:55 am
Yes, I have half of our staff working on this project! They are enjoying it in varying degrees…..
Louise, our stencils and patterns are available through the Royal Design Studio and Modello Designs links on the right. Also responding to your private email.
November 29th, 2007 at 7:14 pm
Wow! This is going to be incredible to see. How many tiles are you making everyone do a day?