hey everyone , i have the oportunity to purchase some tamarack for my
living room floor , as i m not real fond of laminate flooring i have
decided to go tounge and groove real wood , anyway , i would
appreciate some comments on what you all think or have heard of this
wood as a flooring material ,good and bad, also how dry should it be
before i would lay it, if i do. thanks fred
Quality and orientation of the grain count. Tamarack makes incredible
growth for the first twenty or so years as a colonizer, and that would make
for some truly uneven surfaces when it begins to wear. If you get some
close-grown, it's about like SYP.
It should be as dry as the wood in the room it is laid.
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. :)
I used some tamarack in my floor to fill out some doug fir flooring
that I made from a blow down. The tamarack is indistinguishable from
the fir. Like fir it is a soft wood and dents easily. It was used as a
poor man's flooring here in the PacNW. I like it. Finished with Street
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