Solid Pine vs. Engineered Pine

Old 11-16-03, 11:25 AM
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Solid Pine vs. Engineered Pine

Hello All,

I just posted a question with regard to Virignia Vintage floors, but a better description of my decision dilemma is going with Pine Solid vs. Pine engineered floors.

The plus of the particular engineered floor we are looking at is that it is a distressed 5" plank with eased edges and ends - in other words "It looks great".

I am concerned however, that as pine is so soft, it may need refinishing perhaps sooner than a hardwood, and since the engineered material is by definition much thinner on the Pine Veneer (especially at the edges), that this may be a problem.

Does anyone have any experience refinishing (with sanding) engineered floors?

Thanks Again!

Old 11-17-03, 02:41 AM
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Consider the engineered floor you're looking at to be permanently distressed. I would opt for a solid if you find you don't like the distressed look a few years from now. Chances are great you're likely to remove far too much material to create what you may desire. Study the "wear layer" and decide for yourself on the Virginia Vintage.

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