|1:12 scale Tudor kitchen with flagstone floor|
Firstly, I made a template of the floor out thin cardboard. From a building supply store, I got a lot of Formica samples (used for kitchen bench tops) that looked like stone. Some of the ones on display looked like terracotta tiles and I could have used those as an alternative.
On the back of the Formica samples I marked 2 inch squares with a pencil. These I cut out with a pair of heavy duty scissors. Another way of doing it is to deeply score the lines with a craft knife and then snap them off. Sometimes the edges of the Formica chipped off, but it didn't matter. Those squares could still be used, giving an aged, well-worn effect.
Once I had a pile of the squares I mixed them all up. Then, one by one, I stuck them onto the cardboard template with UHU glue. While the glue was drying, I put heavy weights on top to prevent the template from buckling so it would to dry flat.
Finally, I wiped a layer of Polyfilla all over the floor. This acted as grouting between the flagstones. I was careful to wipe it off the surface with a damp cloth before it dried .
The resulting flagstone floor looks quite authentic and, I think, is well worth the time involved in making it.