People around here (Ontario), use it quite often in barns, around livestock.
It's tough and incredibly hard, when dry. In my area, it seems to be slower
growth, compared to other local coniferous, pine/cedar/balsam. (or is it
deciduous, it totally sheds it's needles during winter)
Anyhow, if used, apparently you could stable livestock in your living room
without fear of it prematuring wearing out, or someone chewing though it. :)