The first thing you have to do is sand all the edges and check for bad places. I do this and check each side to make sure we use the best side. Then you want to lay it randomly with floor glue and square head nails. These are the type of nails used in rail roads. I think they are called "concrete nails". They are wedged shaped, and hard to use, but nothing else will do for the look we wanted. You then have to stain them, followed by 3 coats of poly. This is a DIY job, but it is not easy! I just love how they look old and beat up. Everyone loves them and can not believe they only cost 70 cents a ft.
Sunday, November 15, 2009
Cheap Wood Flooring
So here is some of what has been keeping me so busy lately. We have been laying new floors in our home. I did this same floor in my living room 20 years ago and still liked it today, so we finally laid it in the rest of the house . It is not flooring that one can just go and buy, no, it is yellow pine 1x8 plank boards. It's cheap, if you don't count your blood , sweat and tears . . .