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  1. Tara, these are so beautiful. I just love the warmth of the pine, and the c ottagy feel of it. You have gone against the grain and c hosen a wood that is so beautiful and of course perfect for your house. Yours are gorgeous and well worth the time spend and work. They are a gem to the house.

    Tara, a question. can you explain picture #3 in more detail. I have some old floors that are cupping and they look awful. And advice would be greatly appreciated.

    November 7, 2015
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    • said:

      Hi Mary! Thanks so much for stopping by to check out our wide pine floors and for your sweet comments! I am so sorry about your floors I am sure that is so frustrating. We face nailed the boards because it helps the sides of the boards from rising up if moisture ever becomes present. I have never had cupping on any of my floors but I found this post on cupping that will hopefully be of more help to you for your floors:). http://www.hardwoodfloorsmag.com/installation/wood-floor-cupping-why-does-it-happen-amp-what-can-you-do.html I hope you had a great weekend, take care, Tara

      November 9, 2015
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  2. Lois Lee said:

    Tara, so beautiful, all of your hard work and Jason’s! Has paid off

    November 7, 2015
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    • said:

      Thanks so much Lois!!! It certainly was a lot of work:).

      November 9, 2015
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  3. liz said:

    The floors add so much warmth and character to the rooms – they are gorgeous!!! Moose is absolutely adorable!

    November 7, 2015
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    • said:

      Thank you so much for your sweet comments about our wide pine floors Liz!

      November 9, 2015
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  4. Jodie said:

    Oh wow, Tara! So beautiful!

    November 7, 2015
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      Thanks so much Jodie! It was so good to hear from you. I hope you guys are well!

      November 9, 2015
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    • said:

      Thanks so much Caitlin! The wide pine floors were definitely a lot of work but we really like them! I hope you had a great weekend and take care, Tara

      November 9, 2015
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  5. WOW ! What a professional job! My congrats to you and your hubby! I am sure you are so proud! I love the knotty wood !
    Maria

    November 10, 2015
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    • said:

      Thanks Maria! It was definitely a lot of work but I am so happy with how the pine floors turned out:). Hope you are having a great week!

      November 12, 2015
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  6. Wow! These floors turned out beautifully. This is such a great idea and I love the wide planks you used. Thanks for sharing!

    November 12, 2015
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    • said:

      Thank you so much for your sweet comments about our wood floors Erica!

      November 13, 2015
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  7. Marla said:

    Your floors are absolutely beautiful!
    Question: What was the difference in price between doing it with tune and grove from let say Lowes or your local flooring store vs you doing it this way? I’m unfortunate all about the money at this point in my life. We had gotten an estimate for wood flooring for our 1800 aft home to be completely done for around $16,000. We only did 2 rooms and spent around $3,000. After doing them, I was very disheartened to see the dark wood we had installed scratch so easily. I was so glad I didn’t spend the $16,000 after all. now we live is a house with about 300 less sqft. I’d love to,do hardwoods throughout but price is a huge decision maker for us. How much money did saving money doing them this way vs another way I guess is what I’m asking.
    Thank you!

    November 20, 2015
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    • said:

      Thanks so much for taking the time to comment Marla! I am not sure how much flooring costs at Lowes verses a local flooring store. Obviously we saved a lot of money doing it ourselves. It would really depend on what type of flooring you are looking at. I have links in the post above of exactly how much it would cost to buy the flooring we used. I don’t think I would recommend pine flooring if you are concerned with scratches because it does scratch easier than other types of floors.

      November 22, 2015
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  8. Claudia Ann said:

    Beautiful floors are they dog friendly? Really beautiful and added so much value to your home.

    November 20, 2015
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      Thanks for your comment Claudia Ann! I would not say these floors are dog friendly. Our 60 lb dog has put a few scratches on our floors where he jumps down from our bed in the one spot where there is no area rug. Area rugs do help protect the floors a lot. Because we live in an old farmhouse we think a few imperfections give our floors a little more character:).

      November 22, 2015
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  9. Sharon W-H said:

    Tara, you did a fantastic job! After having done quite a lot of reno work in my life, and only recently helping my husband lay down ‘clip-in’ solid bamboo flooring, I know just how much work that was; NOTHING compared to the amount of work that you guys would have experienced putting your fantastic floor down. Your floor is superb and I’d love to have it in my next house but doubt if I could get husband to agree to it – just too much work for us ‘olds’. I do have a question, however: Did you use both widths of wood? It looks like I see the two widths in the work photos but not in the finished photos. Just wondering if you did use both and do a ‘pattern’ ? Otherwise, also adore your decor – functional, yet sophisticated, and not overly contrived!

    November 21, 2015
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    • said:

      Thank you so much for your sweet comments and for stopping by Sharon! I guess it’s hard to tell from the picture but we did alternate between the 6 and 8 inch boards every other row.

      November 24, 2015
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  10. Debie said:

    Did you all route the edges for tongue and groove ?

    November 21, 2015
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    • said:

      Thanks so much for commenting Debbie! The boards already routed with tongue and groove.

      November 24, 2015
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  11. Marilyn said:

    Tara!
    Thanks for sharing your beautiful floors. I am about to rip up the carpet in my bedroom and replace it with wood, haven’t decided on the wood as yet, mainly because the floor is concrete and requires a floating floor, I’m not sure what that means, hopefully it will turn out as lovely as yours, wish me luck.
    Marilyn

    November 22, 2015
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    • said:

      Thank you so much for your kind comments about our floors Marilyn! Best wishes on what floors you decide on and all the work involved:). take care, Tara

      November 24, 2015
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  12. Sara said:

    Beautiful floors! My husband and I are building our home ourselves and have taken down and milled pine trees aloft our floors. Are you on a crawl space, basement, or slab? We’re trying to find the best process to put them down.

    May 17, 2016
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    • said:

      Thanks so much for visiting my post about our unfinished wide pine floors Sara! The majority of the floors we laid our on the 2nd floor but we did install the same wide pine floors 2.5 years ago over a dry dirt floor crawl space in the 1st floor laundry room and they are still in great shape. On both floors we laid the floors over a plywood subfloor w/ a paper underlayment. You can see more pic of the laundry room floors in this post, http://lehmanlane.net/laundry-room-renovation/ Good luck with your floors and building your home!!!

      May 18, 2016
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