1"x6" pine flooring, ok to do?
When we lived in Oklahoma there was and old cabin on our property that DH cleaned up to use as a studio. He did this since the floor was rotted out.
A few things to consider before you get started.
1) As Gregg mentioned, pine is a soft wood so it will gouge and damage easily. Painted, this will show even more.
2) Height difference. This will add 3/4 inch to the floor.
3) Warpage, finding enough wood that is not warped or twisted to look good.
4) Warpage, if the planks start to warp at all after installation, there is no tongue and groove to help stabilize them.
We did it because A) DH wanted to do it this way, and B) it was a very rustic building (look at the door) so it was OK if it wasn't perfect.
I really like the way it turned out, but I'm not sure if I would want it in the house.
Gregg is right, there are other, more traditional alternatives for similar cost. An inexpensive carpet remnant may be a good choice for the time being.
Last edited by Blondesense; 12-09-2010 at 11:36 AM.