Wide plank pine flooring has very versatile looks that go along a variety of decorating plans: country, present-day or houses with antiques and bright leather chairs and sofa, this wood flooring really transforms a house to a home. Who wouldn’t like having this as the base for one’s habitat?
The first thing that the homeowner has to decide is the style and stain color they would like to have. The variety is very vast and it would be good to visit a couple of stores and collect a few samples to bring home and see how they look with the present interiors. You get it in narrow as also in wider planks and with light and medium to dark stains. Some have a very smooth and refined finish while there are others with natural irregularities, giving it an exclusive attractive looks. The wood could have been derived from antique sources recovered from old barns, factories, pickle vats, and homes. So, here’s a chance for you to acquire a piece of history on your dazzling floor. And, you are not only making a design statement but also helping the environments by keeping alive a tree in the forests. Having decided the style of wood, it’s time to have it installed.
If you like to undertake simple DIY projects you may like to install it on your own, otherwise you’ll need to hire the services of a professional for getting the needful done. It may be added here that pine wood is softer than most other woods like oak, used for the same purpose and that facilitates the process. In case you opt to do it yourself you’ll need quite a few tools that are available on rent and here’s the list: a table saw, circular saw, tape measure or ruler, a heavy duty stapler, clamps, router, and a hammer and some nails. Drilling equipment with a range of drill bits will also be required. In case you already have some kind of flooring or carpeting, you’ll need appropriate tools for removing that and the type of tools required will depend upon the type of existing flooring. And, be prepared to undertake a trip to the dump for getting rid of the old carpet, padding and leftover tiles etc.
Having installed the floor you’ll be required to finish the same using sandpaper, wood oil and stain. You may be aware that the most interesting thing about wide plank pine flooring is that it gets better with age. The natural wood settles with the surroundings and develops its own unique look.