Expect lot of splitting to the point the whole floor will likely be
replaced in a few years. Rusty nails may show through with staining
"Mike Marlow" wrote in message
So - my son just called with an idea for floors in a house they just
They've yanked out most of the carpet, and are getting ready to put
some sort of wood floors. Nothing is decided yet. There is a long
behind this all, but the short version is that the subfloors are rock
(floor joists, sub floor, etc.), dead flat, etc., etc., etc.
They went to a local mill and got prices, which really are not bad. My
came up with the idea of asking the mill to simply run the lumber
the band saw again, taking it from 1x8 to 1/2x8. His thought is that
end up with more lumber for less money, and enough savings to buy a
to touch them up with - or a double belt sander.
He does not want a fully planed finish on the boards. He wants
more rustic since the house is an old home and he wants to maintain
the old character, so whatever he takes down on the surface of the
going to be fairly minimal. His plan is to lay down something like
Nails, and face nail with cut nails.
So with that background - though it may defy conventional wisdom, what
various thoughts on laying down a floor that really only measures 3/8 -
inch? Heck - today's laminates don't measure that much real wood. I
see any problems with the idea, but then again...
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