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Old 08-24-2013, 10:54 PM   #1
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What kind of hardwood is this?

Visited a new, state-of-the-art convention center at a camp here in the Nashville area this weekend. I was totally impressed by the hardwood that was on the floors and a lot of the walls. It felt very oldschool--distressed, not perfectly seamless. I was hoping someone could give me some detail of this type of wood. Completely different than the type of engineered hardwood we have in the house.


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Old 08-25-2013, 05:41 AM   #2
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It looks like pine. It doesn't look to be made into flooring. It looks like it is just boards nailed to the joists. Could be old barn wood but, most barn wood would be oak in your area I believe.



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It may look cool but there's some reasons I can see not using it.
That's just soft pine and will be dented with just furniture sitting on it.
All those nail holes and gaps in the flooring will be fun to try and clean.
With gaps like that unless there's plywood subfloor the air below it with be coming in and the heat and cold conditioned air will be leaking out.
You could get almost the same look with engineered flooring that would be a harder finish.
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Yep.....pine......besides the grain.....you can tell from how frequently spaced the knots are....

Now....if that were 'knotty Pine'....you could work with it....but it would need to be T&G so the sides stay lined up....

Like Joe said...the above stuff would be horrible to walk on....especially barefoot.

One other thing.....that stuff splinters easy....not fun in bare feet.
Even if you are on the right track, you will still get run over if you just sit there.

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