Historically pine was an inexpensive wood material for building furniture and wood floors. There are lots of old buildings with pine flooring still around, such as Victorian houses, nowadays that age of antique reclaimed pine flooring is very popular and for good reason, they are truly stunning, whilst not being as expensive as you think. Old pine reclaimed wood floors are also a common choice for home owners throughout the UK still today.
Here at Alresford Interiors we regularly fit and sand wooden floors, including pine. When it comes down to wooden floors, old pine is definitely one of the more popular seen floors about. It is also one of the more affordable options too, but still a stunning choice. However, people do automatically think of hardwood flooring, such as oak, rather than softwoods normally when it comes down to choosing a floor due to the hardness factor, neglecting pine as a possibility. But reclaimed pine is definitely an option worth considering if you are after a magnificent wooden floor, especially in an older property.
Pine flooring is a gorgeous softwood option; it is (clues in the name) a softer species of wood compared to hard woods like Oak. Due to this it is more easily dented and scuffed. Although a lot of people, including ourselves think that this can make pine floors look great and the beauty only increases with the wear and tear it faces over the years. It all adds to the “character” of the flooring.
If you are worried about denting your floor quickly and damaging the look, you can minimize the risk and appearance of marks by refraining from using a dark stain, a dark colour will emphasize imperfections. Using a strong clear or light coloured finish will help keep your floor looking less dented than a dark finish, this stands for all wooden floors not just pine. Also to help protect your floor from damage, use felt pads on al furniture and don’t drag anything across the floor.
Another reason reclaimed pine is so popular is the fact it is slightly less expensive. Pine flooring is at the cheaper end of the scale of the wood family, but still high quality. Pine also holds paint well, if that’s what you require from your flooring and plans to paint it; pine is the way to go. The choice available whilst selecting your pine board’s width is up to you, there is not set or common size. Wide plank flooring has become a very popular choice.
So if you love the look of wood flooring, but not necessarily the price tag of hardwood or just prefer the rustic pine flooring look, we would be happy to assist you in achieving that dream floor for your home. Or if you currently have a pine floor that is looking a little bit dull and worse for wear, sanding could be just the cure! We transform gorgeous wooden floors daily, completely refreshing a room and returning the floor to its former glory. We can also carry out any repair works as necessary.
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For any advice or more information about flooring and our services please visit our workshop, call 01962 733016 or visit www.alresfordinteriors.co.uk today.