Pine Flooring in Kitchen

Old 01-13-08, 11:27 AM
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Pine Flooring in Kitchen

Any thoughts on pine refinished pine flooring for a kitchen?

We live in a 95 y.o. house. The floor thoughout the house is 3/4 inch TG pine, about 4 inches wide, laid perpindicular to the joists. That's it - no subfloor. (In the foyer, living room and dining room, there is stip oak flooring over the pine, put the rest of the house just has the pine floor). In the kitchen there is tile over the pine. We are going to remodel the kitchen and remove the tile. If the pine floor underneath is in good shape, we were thinking of refinishing it and having that bee the kitchen floor. Probably stain and 3 coats of polyurethane. Would this be a good floor, or should we just use the pine as a subfloor and put something over it?

Old 01-13-08, 12:09 PM
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Although I know it looks good, once you remove the tile, 3/4" isn't much of a flooring system. In addition if the tile was down with a mastic, it may be more work removing the mastic, and who know what the wood would look like. You can call that shot as you get to it. Another downside is that wood may not be very happy in a kitchen environment with all the water, baby puke, etc being spilled on it, although it is becoming more and more prevalent in modern settings. Leave it down as a subflooring, but install modern laminate, or 3/4" hardwood over it, or even cbu and tile.

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