DIY: How to Install a Brick Veneer Farmhouse Floor - this post shows how salvaged Durock and brick veneers were installed on a plywood base. This looks like an authentic 100 year old farmhouse floor - via 1900 Farmhouse: Kitchen Floor
*Jason said the older the wood, the better because it's drier. )This is an end grain floor laid as tiling in a variable pattern. End grain is a cross section (or perpendicular) of the tree rather than parallel.