Restoring a Cherokee red concrete floor !

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Roderick Grant
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Post by Roderick Grant »

"Stars And Stripes Forever" in honor of July 4.

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KevinW: A lot of Disco tunes use 4/4 time..... he said sheepishly anticipating the barrage of rotten tomatoes. Many Jazz tunes use 4/4 time too...your house is better suited to a Fox Trot than the Hustle anyway.

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Post by Roderick Grant »

SDR! Don't dis the hustle!

I realized as soon as I logged off that marches are not in 4/4 time, but 2/4 time, appropriate for Jacobs I. Of the six kids in my family, I was the only one who refused to join the high school band. (Can't stand Sousa.)

However, a waltz would still do, since the 4'x4' major grid is subdivided into nine 16" squares: 3x3 in 4'x4'.

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Post by KevinW »

Or I could just waltz slowly in 12/8 time...anyway....have you seen my kitchen, pretty tiny, just about enough room for two if we just put on a ballad and sway back and forth.
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Post by peterm »

I guess no "Take 5" in a Wright house... But maybe that's what they dance to at The Pentagon?

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Post by KevinW »

exactly.
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Post by KevinW »

Peter...I'm so glad you turned me onto the mahogany paste wax...the floors are really looking great. Thanks!
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Post by peterm »

You're quite welcome! In fact, it is high time that we redo ours. It's just too damned hot to dance...

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Restoring a Cherokee red concrete floor !

Post by frodo »

Hello, kevin,
I finally purchased some mahogany tinted paste wax to try on the Beharka house floors. The floors although in good shape, have not had much done to them in many years. I have started in the kitchen where the floors are the most worn and have hard water stains near the sink.
I am trying BRIWAX mahogany since an antique mall had plenty of it if the result was good. So far I did a 4X4 section, and it evened out the color nicely, being a thin paste wax, it spreads easily, dries quickly, and buffs to a beautiful satin glow. Negatives....none other than the strong odor, which, seems to go away pretty quickly. So far, so good. I anticipate my wife and I will try the Peter M method of buffing..dancing across the floor in old socks!
Thanks for sharing floor detail & which company good quality and good shape sells floor please share company details.

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Post by ZacharyMatthews »

The learning curve on the self polishing is very fast. if possible start where it shows the least, a hallway, closet interior, removable cabinets? I had black mastic applied parquet flooring in my common areas and I did my own work with 4 sets of progressively finer honing stones and edgers. For finish work, I left it raw with no sealer or color additive. I can always add that later. BIG fans in your doorways to exterior is a must. also PPE on a job like this is a must.

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Re: Restoring a Cherokee red concrete floor !

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Owner of the G. Curtis Yelland House (1910), by Wm. Drummond

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