Pine plank floor installation


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Old 08-27-00, 11:53 AM
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I recently removed pine flooring from a 200 year old home & I will plane the boards & install them in my rec room (over a 1/2" plywood subfloor using felt or builders paper as an underlayment). The boards were surface nailed (cut nails) & I plan to surface nail also.
QUESTION: Since these boards were truly random (width, length, & thickness) I plan to plane them all to the same thickness, is it necessary to keep the tungue & groove? Or, can I cut the tungues & plane the edges?
 
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Old 08-27-00, 08:30 PM
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The heart pine makes a beautiful floor. Mine is approx. 125 years old.

Its not completely necessary to leave the tongue on but you will get a tighter fit and it will be less likely to bow or warp if the tongue and groove is used.

I have seen it done both ways with equal success.
 
 

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