The towns of Éire are freshly painted for Patrick’s Day
As the Ardaghy Pipe Band strikes up a march in Donegal
Our half-door is open to allow spring warmth inside
Although the floor looks puzzled, with these sections near the doorways having been badly smashed in the building’s agricultural past
Some journey! (and that’s only to speak of what happened since we lifted the floor)
A few months have passed since these flags were bedded into a Limecrete subfloor
Now pointed and tamped using a fine grade sand in the Lime mix for a smooth finish – it pulls the floor together
Who would’ve thought a smashed old floor could turn out this handsome?
Finished by a winsome door-step, which the trusty Bernard builds.
We laid this floor with a slender fall (of two inches) – so as to easily sweep water out
and so that if a cup of tea gets spilled – the tea will roll out the west door
6 thoughts on “Flagstone Floor Redeemed!”
Now that is what i call a HEAVY jigsaw, to have lifted and then replaced those stones. Some loose rushes strewn on the floor before the hearth and scrubbed with turf ash each morning as in the old days. What a perfect construction you have accomplished.
It shure has become beautiful!
Thanks – it’s hard to beat the besom for a good sweep!
I love your floor, but also the the two doors on either side of the cottage, looking at your picture I can just smell that fresh spring air blowing in, through to the seaward side and hear the distant waves rolling in over the sandy beach
Thanks Andrea – best wishes – hope the painting is going good.
Beautiful, now time for me to start laying mine rather than sitting in the pub drinking beer