Can you use clear Western Red Cedar for flooring?

dreambuilderFebruary 6, 2013

I love the look--actually if I could make my floors look like a cedar strip canoe I would! Anyone have any cedar floors? I believe they are a softwood so I'm wondering how they hold up to kids/pets/etc...thoughts? How about cost?

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rwiegand

cedar is very soft, it will ding and dent very easily. A cedar stripper is wood canoe covered with a fiberglass or epoxy cloth/resin layer inside and out. The laminated material is very strong and the thick epoxy layer makes a hard surface. I think you'd be better off with something harder for yor floors.

    Bookmark   February 7, 2013 at 1:54PM
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rmtdoug

Way too soft. Walking on it with hard shoes would probably dent it. Forget about high heels. Plus, it splits really easily.

    Bookmark   February 12, 2013 at 12:05AM
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