Several million tons of pallets are destined to landfills every year! We all agree that they are made of highly stable hardwood, so the question is why they are lying there for nothing? We should sort out every single idea to recycle them as they can make you get with better wooden products than the paid ones! One significant way to recycle pallets is to install cheap yet luxurious wooden floors! In this regard, you can see this DIY chevron pallet flooring project which would serve as a guide! Interested in doing a pallet floor project? Very first thing would be to grab some free wooden pallets!
Visit the nearby warehouses, departmental stores and grocery stores which often get their delivers on pallets! Moreover, you can visit the landfill area, dumpsters and also the shipping areas to get a bunch of pallets in hands! After managing a good stock of pallets, pick the healthy looking ones and take them into single slats! Install your floor underlayment for moisture control and start adding slats of pallets over it one by one!
Complete the filling of entire floor and finally given a durable hardwood finish and that’s it!
Rip down a bundle of pallets and get the slats to install the wooden pallet floor! You can use the dismantling tools you are handy at! Hammer and a pry bar would work best if you just can’t afford an electrical solution for pallet dismantling like sawzall blades!!
Here is how you can install accent chevron wood floor to any selected portion of your interior spaces! Spread your underlyament over the targeted area! Then install the wooden borders and outlines first!
Now take a start from mini triangles and start filling the floor with precise chevron alignments and filling of pallet slats!
Try you use spacers for equal spacing between the planks which can ten be filled with an adhesive! Accurate measurements and better cutting would bring a lot of precision in your work!
At the end, you can apply a hardwood finish that should be a mixture of wood stain and sealer! Final finish should bring shine on the wood grains that would all be necessary for a luxurious wooden floor!
Made by: Josh Dufresne