Breathe Body & Spa | Flooring Update | How to Paper Bag Floor

Most of the reactions people have when they see our floors for the first time start with amazement, especially when we reveal what they are made out of. If you aren't familiar our floors are actually made out of paper bags. They are called paper bag floors because you can make them out of paper bags, however we just purchased a roll of painters floor covering paper. We spent a little over $120 to do most of the flooring in the spa. The process is pretty simple; 

  • tear off your section of paper and crumble it up into a ball
  • flatten it out, and dip into a water & glue mixture bucket (1:1 ratio)
  • brush some glue/water onto the desired section of the floor
  • remove paper from glue/water and flatten onto floor
  • continue repeating the above steps, layering each piece similar to paper mache until you've covered your desired section of floor
  • once finished apply desired stain to flooring, let that dry
  • once stain is dry, apply polyurethane to floor to seal and protect (we added some glitter for that extra special sparkle) - remember more layers of polyurethane means better protection. We did seven layers.
  • congratulations you've got paper floors

As we finish our preparations to become an open every day spa, we realized it was time to patch our floors a little bit. We've had many clients come in and out of the spa over our first year of being open, and this is the first time we've had to do any patching. Here is a picture of the staining process.

Paper Bag Floor Staining Process

If you are interested in doing paper bag floors, I highly recommend it! It's an economical way to make your floors look great.