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duncan20 01-23-2012 07:55 PM

What type of wood flooring is this?
 
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Hi,

I bought a 1950's capecod in michigan and there is wood floors below the carpet. I was wondering what species of wood it is? Also, what is the best finish for this species? I prefer a natural look.

Thanks,

Mike

Tech Dawg 01-23-2012 09:13 PM

Looks kinda like southern yellow pine but not totally sure. The grain looks like a nice flow so a natural finish would be nice provided you can get them properly prepped

Todd
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DrHicks 01-23-2012 10:24 PM

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Originally Posted by duncan20 (Post 832669)
Hi,

I bought a 1950's capecod in michigan and there is wood floors below the carpet. I was wondering what species of wood it is? Also, what is the best finish for this species? I prefer a natural look.

Thanks,

Mike

Looks like Pine to me. Don't know which specific type.

If it were mine, I believe I'd go with a natural finish. I think wood is beautiful, and would just as soon see it as closely to its natural state as possible.

joecaption 01-23-2012 10:43 PM

I'ts pine just not sure which species.
http://images.search.yahoo.com/searc...+pine+flooring

duncan20 01-24-2012 10:22 AM

I was thinking of using waterlox. Has anyone used this before?


Thanks

rusty baker 01-24-2012 10:39 AM

Pine is very soft. May not hold up too well.

J. Trafford 01-24-2012 11:35 AM

You got yerself some Southern Yellow Pine there. The most durable finish you could obtain for the softer woods like pine is to 1st sand the floors with machine sander, then the first coat should be high gloss urythane poly. High gloss dries to a much harder level than satin. I personally like very much the satin look which you should then apply 2 more coats of over the completely dried high gloss.

You will want to of course "scratch" up the gloss 1st with 220 screen sand paper or discs for the sander.

Enjoy.... those floors will be gorgeous! Sorry for any spelling errors.


J. Trafford


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