+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 2 of 2

Thread: Old Pine Floor

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Posts
    1

    Default Old Pine Floor

    I have some 18 inch wide pine boards recently milled to 3/4 inches. The boards themselves are about 25 years old and have been well stored. Lengths are 14 - 16 feet. I plan to cover an approx rectangle of 200 sf. I believe the carpet now present is on a plywood subfloor. these are square cut (not T&G) and I plan to lay them out and nail with old style square nails.

    Sounds simple so where can I go wrong? Do I need a vapor barrier? any tricks for transitions with door ways? Relativley soft pine but a low traffic area for the most part. What's the best finish?

    Thanks all.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Fayette County, Ohio
    Posts
    5,557

    Default Re: Old Pine Floor

    Yes, you should use a vapor barrier, 15 lb. felt will work. Second I would finish the boards on all sides and ends to help stabilize the wood. If it is not quarter sawn it is going to have a tendency to cup, sealing will help limit that.I prefer "Old Masters" oil based poly. It's a durable, hard finish and has great self leveling properties. Stay away from Minwax products, IMHO in recent years they have become crap.
    Jack
    Be sure you live your life, because you are a long time dead.-Scottish Proverb

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •