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Budget Friendly Pine Plank Flooring

Our main floor is mostly pine plank flooring, which the previous owner installed. We liked the look of our pine plank flooring so much we installed it in our master bedroom when we moved in.
Budget friendly pine plank flooring Budget friendly pine plank flooringWe have now been in our home for 7 years and I still really like my pine planks.

What I Love About My Pine Plank Flooring

  • Don’t have to worry about scratches – The great thing about pine plank flooring is it is supposed to look distressed and worn. I don’t have to worry about my kids scratching or dinging  the pine because it just adds to the overall style of the flooring. When they get scratched I can just use stain to touch them up.
  • Hide dirt – The other part I love is they hide dirt great. I kind of hate mopping my floors so if I don’t for a week, no one can tell.
  • Budget friendly – We also put pine planks in our master bedroom and I was shocked at how inexpensive they were. We did our entire bedroom for under $200.

Installing pine plank flooring

  • Easy to install – my husband installed the flooring one Saturday afternoon. They are tongue and groove so they fit together pretty nicely. We used a finish nailer to nail the end and middle of each board. I left the nails exposed to add to the rustic element. After they were installed I stained them with General Finishes Early American stain. The  finishing touch was to apply Old Masters matte top coat to seal everything. I let them dry for a few days and then we moved everything back in.

The Down Side

  • Larger cracks -The major down side is pine planks are not designed to fit together seamlessly, leaving cracks in between each board. Our flooring is tongue and groove which allows some of them to fit together tight, but others still have larger gaps allowing crumbs fall down in them. However, most messes can be vacuumed out without much effort.
  • Scratch easier – Pine is a much softer wood then Oak so they do scratch easier. But, like I said earlier, it goes with the character of the flooring.
  • Slivers – Sometimes the wood will break or crack which can cause slivers. However, when that happens I sand it down slightly, stain it and then seal it. The wood looks same as before.
Installing pine plank flooring
Pros and cons of pine plank flooring
If you love the farmhouse rustic look I would say that pine planks are right up your alley. I have really loved them and they add so much character to our home. You can see under the bar stools they are a little more warn, but I love the look!
Pros and cons of pine plank flooring
We love our pine plank flooring

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  • Brooke they look beautiful…I love what you did in your entrance with the painted design!! Your home always looks so pretty!

  • linda

    did you sand the floors after installing or just stain and varnish? They are beautiful

    • startadmin

      Linda I did not sand them after they were installed, lucky for me they were already sanded!!

  • linda

    so you just went with random unevenness rather than sanding all even? Any problems with things caching on them. This is the only reason I haven't done this. I was afraid floor would be to uneven and I don't want to sand. Thanks!

  • Shabby chic Sandy

    I love your floors! I am going to have to look into how expensive they are–I would love to do this myself!

  • Your pine floors are beautiful! I love the character that the boards get over time.

  • Absolutely beautiful! Thank you for sharing. You are one of the features at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Here is the link to this week's party. Hope to see you again at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  • Christian Kingsbury

    Love this! My wife and I have been looking for a new project!

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