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Re: Another pine flooring thread...
« Reply #60 on: February 09, 2017, 05:31:29 PM »
I'm curious how the finish on your floor is holding up after a year? We will be starting our timber frame this spring and plan on doing a pine floor. I have been looking at doing an oil finish and so far I'm sold as far as looks and ease of repair vs poly, an important factor at our house with 2 hounds, cats, dirtbikes, skis, etc. We aren't worried about dents etc, we prefer the "lived in and used" look compared to eat off the floor perfection.

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Re: Another pine flooring thread...
« Reply #61 on: February 13, 2017, 07:18:23 AM »

 @shinnnlinger, good question mr 88.
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Re: Another pine flooring thread...
« Reply #62 on: February 13, 2017, 06:40:53 PM »
very nice. I did a similar job on my gun room. Love a rustic pine plank floor.
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Re: Another pine flooring thread...
« Reply #63 on: January 28, 2018, 10:53:30 AM »
For this room, I started with 60 grit and worked it both ways and then followed up with 80.  It went faster but you can still see saw marks combined with almost too smooth, so I don't know if I like it as much.
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But overall I am pleased...
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My daughter snuck in and painted some trees on her walls between coats...
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Awesome!  I have been procrastinating over my floor for a few years now and seeing this thread has motivated me.  I have the pine ready and was just debating whether I would T&G it or not? and what to coat it with.  Looks like you went flat, tight together with biscuits on the end and that's it?  Then just used Tongue oil?

Last question:  How much Tongue Oil?  I'm looking on the site but can't seem to see something that says 1 gallon = so many square feet...but I'll keep looking!
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Re: Another pine flooring thread...
« Reply #64 on: January 28, 2018, 11:59:49 AM »
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How to Calculate How Much Tung Oil for a Hardwood Floor

Here is a way to calculate how much Pure Tung Oil and Citrus Solvent you may need to finish the floor. This formula will assume you are cutting the oil one to one with solvent. Each gallon of oil will cover approximately 400 square feet undiluted. By diluting the oil one to one with solvent, it will cover 800 square feet. In our example we will assume you have 500 square feet to cover.

Answered my question once I did a little reading ;)
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« Reply #65 on: January 28, 2018, 12:07:28 PM »
I am also curious how the nailed down floor is doing.  With standard galvies I'd be worried about movement. 
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« Reply #66 on: January 28, 2018, 04:34:57 PM »
I have always liked the look of a rustic pine floor, BUT I dearly love what your daughter did with the wall, she is one talented lady.
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« Reply #67 on: January 29, 2018, 07:42:41 PM »
Hello,

I used ring shanks and spiral nails on my floor and am still well pleased with the movement, out lack thereof, of the gaps.  Yes they open up some in the winter and close up some in the summer, but they have been very stable, as air dried white pine is known for.  My fallback position was to cram hemp rope in the gaps if they got too big but that hasn't happened.  Wall painting still there as well....
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