This floor is from a ratan mat. Excuse the French, but it was a bitch to cut. It took me 4 hours. It fell apart on the edges and I had to glue the pieces together on both front and back edges. That left a 1 inch shiney line on both edges, so I sprayed the whole thing with Patricia Nimocks matte spray. The End. Now all I have to do is glue it down when it drys. All I have to do is decide which glue. I have an old bottle of Grrrip I should use-it is not cheap. So I will whip out my credit card and spread the glue-works great.
This is the second floor center hall. This also took 4 hours. I don't know why I had so much trouble. It is going to be stained walnut. I would use contact cement to glue it down, but I have a hard time getting things in the right place the first time. (See the old post about the living room floor)
FYI: the papers with the blue painters tape are my templates for electrical and wallpaper. Work great.