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Parquet floor for the ballet studio.



This floor was very intimidating sitting in its little plastic case, but in the end it wasn't difficult and it was a lot of fun watching it come together. Just follow the instructions and presto, in about 30 - 45 minutes you have a parquet floor!

I started by cutting a piece of cardstock to the size of my room and finding the center point. Then I started with the first four pieces.


Then came the largest of the sunburst sections.


Then the sections to fill in the center circle.


Then the three small pieces to fill in the sun burst.

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And here it is . . . the finished 17th Century French-style Parquet!


I used a contact cement that is made to use with paper or light woods.


And here it is in the room.


I just have to order the squares to finish off the floor now that I know how many I need. Then I will use a gloss polyurethane and I will have a beautiful parquet floor for the ballerinas to piroet on!


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Teresa, that floor is amazing, it's going to look great when you finish. Are you planning on staining it or just urethane? Can't wait to see when it's all done. Good job, so far!

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Thank you, Wendy! The parquet is cherry and walnut so I'm just going to put a couple coats of polyurethane on it. I need to order some walnut squares to finish off the floor, so it may be awhile before it's actually done.

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Wow Teresa that is so cool!! I can't wait to show it to RayAnne. I was about to ask where you got it. Then noticed that Jenny had asked you the same question. Keep up the great work!!!

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