Antique Pine Flooring

April 13, 2007
antique pine flooring
Whether you want solid, engineered or laminate antique pine flooring, you are considering a beautiful and old-fashioned looking floor option. Pine is a softer wood than oak and maple, but it looks great. Your lifestyle will help guide your decision about the wisdom of buying and installing pine flooring, but if you are going to go with pine, seriously consider the antique pine flooring option.

 

Do you want the look of antique pine flooring in your home? If so, then you will have to determine whether you want solid wood, engineered wood, or laminate. Each of them has their own pros and cons, but they will each offer you the look that you want. They each have their own durability levels, care needs, and cost. By doing your research beforehand, you will have some idea of what advantages are important to you and which ones are not, so that you can better make a decision.

 

What sets antique pine flooring aside from other pine flooring options tends to be the wide planks, the darker colors, and the rougher texture. But even with those tendencies, you’ll still find variations of what manufacturers are calling antique pine flooring. I’ve seen some beautiful wide planks that have “dowels” at the ends, as if they were holding the flooring planks down. Even linoleum is available in an antique pine flooring pattern, though it tends to be shinier than the wood options.

 
Antique pine flooring is a popular choice. There’s no need to be overwhelmed or stressed at the number of flooring choices. Visiting the home improvement store will be astonishing to you because of the numerous flooring choices that are available-off the shelf. That doesn’t even include the special-order flooring choices you can select. Knowing what you want will save you time and anxiety. But it fun to see the myriad options available.

 
Shopping for the right flooring involves going online, to home improvement stores, and flooring stores. Online research lets you look for the right style, construction and price from the privacy of your home. You can compare the pros and cons of the different styles, see what finish options there are, and even evaluate how light or dark you want your floor to be. After you get some idea of what you want for your room or home, then you are ready to visit a store.

 
The biggest drawback to shopping online is that you can’t see the real tones and textures of the various wood choices. That’s where going to the stores themselves is nice. Take paint and fabric samples with you so you can determine which stain will work best in your room. Do you want to choose a neutral stain to make sure that is will go with more things, or do you want to make a bold statement and go with a dark or off tone that compliments your decor? As long as you find something that’s complimentary you can’t go wrong, but do consider the options.

 
Whether you want engineered, laminate or solid wood antique pine flooring, you will see that there is a big variety of colors and designs to choose from. Researching before visiting the store allows you to get a firmer grasp of what you want, which will save you time and energy in the long run.

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