*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.
Painting faux brinks on to concrete using a sponge cut into the shape of a brick and red wood stain. This would be a great way to make a herringbone pattern on our back porch. I could use any color of stain darker than our current porch.