Step 3: Cutting Bricks

No matter which pattern you decide to use, you will need some cut bricks. Try and work out roughly how many you will need for your starting edge and cut those ahead of time. The ones needed at the other end of your rows, you can do once the rest of the floor is laid. Cut the bricks using a circular saw with masonry blade. If you are not too particular about the edges of your cut bricks, it is far easier to break them instead of cutting.
This is absolutely wonderful. Do you find that it's easy to clean once it's sealed? <br> <br>I designed a built an off-grid house for Design Build Bluff where we used compressed earth blocks. They are quite a bit larger and were not the cheapest solution, but we were able to find a guy in town with his own block compressing machine and we were able to use local sand. <br> <br>If you haven't heard about the program you should visit our blog. http://www.designbuildbluff.org/blog/?cat=109 <br>The programs founder, Hank Luis, designed the program after The Rural Studio and has a lot of influence from Mike Reynolds stuff.
badass floor. simply awesome.
Really like this! Question...can this be done on a main floor (meaning it is not done in the basement); and if you have a good sub-floor, why do you need sand?
we have this throughout our house.<br><br>For the subfloor, if you have a nice, even subfloor, then you probably don't need sand. We used sand to help even out imperfections in the bricks and to provide a nice level surface to start with.
thats a gorgous floor !

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