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Hand-carved, Powder-colored French Floor in North Carolina

Cheryl and Ralph Burgess, of Mackintosh on the Lake, a development in Burlington, N.C., wanted a design in their sunroom. As you can see, they got a pretty spectacular one.

It was colored with Pure Texture Accent Powders in Brown, Caramel, Rust and Medium Gray. All in all, the design required roughly 700 taped-out 7-inch stones.

Cheryl and Ralph Burgess, of Mackintosh on the Lake, a development in Burlington, N.C., wanted a design in their sunroom. As you can see, they got a pretty spectacular one.

“We had originally talked about doing a sunburst, but her house being French country, it screamed fleur-de-lis,” recalls decorative concrete artisan Bonnie Stout. “We had thought about using a stencil and having it raised, but I wanted to try the carving first. If that had not worked we could have repoured the center and used a custom-made stencil. But it worked great, and the homeowners love their circular stoned floor sunroom.

Stout and her two assistants, Jaime and Jeremy Bowers, of Burlington-based Bonnie A. Stout Decorative Finishes, installed the floor. Stout drew the design freehand on paper, then traced it onto a Pure Texture stone overlay that had not completely cured. She then carved the design with a small chisel and a screwdriver.

It was colored with Pure Texture Accent Powders in Brown, Caramel, Rust and Medium Gray. All in all, the design required roughly 700 taped-out 7-inch stones.

Stout and her two assistants, Jaime and Jeremy Bowers, of Burlington-based Bonnie A. Stout Decorative Finishes, installed the floor. Stout drew the design freehand on paper, then traced it onto a Pure Texture stone overlay that had not completely cured. She then carved the design with a small chisel and a screwdriver.

f that had not worked we could have repoured the center and used a custom-made stencil. But it worked great, and the homeowners love their circular stoned floor sunroom.

“We had originally talked about doing a sunburst, but her house being French country, it screamed fleur-de-lis,” recalls decorative concrete artisan Bonnie Stout

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